The Barometer: White Rabbits; Islands; Dum Dum Girls; Field Music; The XX, D'Angelo


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White Rabbits Rudie Fails

A highlight from the forthcoming second album, It's Frightening, by the rock genre-bending Brooklynites.

Islands No You Don't

The jittery alt-electronica outfit pull off a Hollywood coup by scoring the actor Michael Cera for a turn as a hapless drugs punter in their new promo.

Dum Dum Girls Jail La La

Punky guitars and 1960s girl-band harmonies mix nicely on the first single from their debut album, I Will Be.

Field Music Measure

It's nice to find an indie band happy to use strings in a more creative way than, say, Oasis, and the title track from Field Music's new album is all the greater for it.

The XX Islands (Nosaj Thing remix)

A trip-hop-like makeover for the moody Londoners.

D'Angelo Playa Playa

The first track from the singer's R&B/soul masterpiece, Voodoo, released 10 years ago. Will 2010 be the year he finally makes a follow-up record?