The Barometer: Vieux Farka Touré; Here We Go Magic; Lightning Dust; The Duckworth Lewis Method; Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek; Your Twenties

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Vieux Farka Touré Chérie Lé

A swinging slice of desert blues from the young master's brilliant new album Fondo. Perfect for a hot, hazy summer's day.

Here We Go Magic Fangela

A tiny vampire is the subject of some magical psych-folk from the band who've been supporting Grizzly Bear.

Lightning Dust Never Seen

AnticIpation for the Canadian duo's new record Infinite Light rises on the back of this spooky slow-burner.

The Duckworth Lewis Method Jiggery Pokery

Neil Hannon's amusing account of Mike Gatting's humiliation at the hand of a young unknown Shane Warne in the first Test of the 1993 Ashes series.

Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Back Again

New York hip-hop makes a summery comeback thanks to this infamous duo.

Your Twenties Billionaires

Harmonies, handclaps and euphoria abound in a perfect slice of summery guitar pop by the UK band.

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