The Barometer: Santigold; Lambchop; Alison Krauss; The Drums; Danny Dusk and the Twilights; Sauna; Colleen Green; Black Tambourine; Simian Ghost
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Catchy and innovative; Santigold mixes classic rock songwriting with experimental electronica and Julian Casablancas's pseudo-New-Wave drawl.
A seven-minute melodic ramble from the Nashville country act. Irresistibly poignant.
The Simpsons Theme
To mark the show's 500th episode, Alison Krauss has turned her attention to a reworking of "The Simpsons"' familiar theme tune.
A sparse third single – out at the end of the month – from the Brooklyn scenesters' second album, "Portamento".
Danny Dusk and the Twilights
Life ain't Clear
The latest incarnation of jangle-pop trailblazer Sonny Smith. "Life' ain't Clear" mixes Chuck Berry's riffs with Jay Reatard's brattish attitude.
The much-hyped Denver band provide some extremely catchy retro loveliness. Best Coast go to the prom.
Taken from their Descendant's referencing EP "Milo Goes To Compton", this is perfectly minimalist pop-punk.
What's Your Game?
A lesser known Ramones trackgiven a complete fuzz-pop makeover.
Sparkly indie-pop, packed with downbeat melodies and stop-start riffs.
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