The Barometer: Matt Costa; Marcus Foster; Gold Panda; Kid Cudi; Lia Ices; Kano; Colleen Green; Rhys Chatham

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Matt Costa

The Season

A Beach Boys-inflected cut from the Californian singer-songwriter's latest LP, "Mobile Chateau".

Marcus Foster

Shadows of the City

The lead song from "Tumble Down", the debut EP from Marcus Foster, formerly famous for featuring on the "Twilight" soundtrack.

Gold Panda

Snow & Taxis

With the best use of twinkling bells since LCD Soundsystem's "Someone Great", the first track from the UK producer's debut LP "Lucky Shiner" is a gorgeous blast of swirling techno.

Kid Cudi

Mr Rager

A bunch of tracks have leaked from the forthcoming album from the indie rapper (below); this downbeat, drum-heavy effort is the standout thus far.

Lia Ices

Grown Unknown

Ethereal vocals and rippling guitars from the Brooklyn singer, signed to Jagjaguwar.



The first single from his new star-studded LP melds soothing vocals from Michelle Breeze and urgent, compelling rapping from the MC.

Colleen Green

Worship You

This young, unsigned Oakland musician (below) knocks out a delightful lo-fi, noise-pop jam on her cassette-only release.

Rhys Chatham

A Crimson Grail: Part 3

The stunning conclusion – full of surging melodies and repetitive drones – to the live recording of the US composer's work, with 200 electric guitars and 16 bassists.

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