The Barometer: Surfer Blood; Joanna Newsome; Caribou; Erykah Badu; Major Lazer; 50 Cent


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Surfer Blood Swim (To Reach The End)

Reverb drenched and Lou Reed-flavoured, "Swim" justifies Surfer Blood's hype following support slots with The Drums.

Joanna Newsom Good Intentions Paving Company

The latest song to emerge from her forthcoming triple album is a bold and brilliant country-jazz piano jaunt.

Caribou Odessa

From the Canadian producer's forthcoming album "Swim", this is sleek minimalist disco.

Erykah Badu Jump Up In The Air And Stay There

Neo-soul queen turned retro eccentric precedes the release of her next album with this grimey hip-hop body rocker featuring Lil Wayne and Bilal.

Major Lazer Halo

Fresh from her Grammy wins, Beyoncé gets a dancehall meets electro makeover from Diplo and friends.

50 Cent Many Men (Gonzales Piano RMX)

Canadian musical oddball Gonzales deploys his piano to rework 50 Cent with glorious results.