The Barometer: Panda Bear; Black Lips; Sleep Over; Cass McCombs; Bleeding Knees Club; Shabazz Palace; Bodies of Water; tUnE-yArDs; Ben Howard

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Panda Bear

Last Night at the Jetty

Hushed and emotional, this track nevertheless feels driven by the spirit of summer. 'Pet Sounds' comparisons are not misleading.

Black Lips

Modern Art

First single from their hotly anticipated, Mark Ronson- produced new album, 'Arabia Mountain'. As snotty and upbeat as ever, but perhaps a tad more cynical.

Sleep Over

Casual Diamond

Hazy, beat-led pop that, through sophisticated chord changes and interesting time signatures, stands head and shoulders above its rivals.

Cass McCombs

County Line

Melancholic, country-tinged indie pop. Part Flying Burrito Brothers, part Neil Young, part inoffensive 1970s AOR. You'll either love it or hate it.

Bleeding Knees Club

Have Fun

The juvenile spirit of garage rock'n'roll captured in a bombastic, three-minute blast.

Shabazz Palace

An Echo from the Hosts That Profess Infinitum

Dark minimalist hip-hop, led by a spooky xylophone riff and apocalyptic samples.

Bodies of Water

Open Rhythms

Air's laid-back grooves mixed with Beatlesesque strings.



Fusing acoustic-folk, jazz, Afro-pop and reggae, this is a strong, innovative track from Merrill Garbus's latest project.

Ben Howard

Old Pine

John Martyn/Jose Gonzalez-inspired, acoustic indie pop.