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The Playlist: Arcade Fire / Blood Orange / Twin Shadow

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

Arcade Fire


Sounding as ambitious as ever, Arcade Fire (below) leave folk-rock grandiosity behind them and move into a world of dark, epic disco.

Blood Orange


Among the world's most exciting songwriters and producers at the moment, Dev Hynes returns to his day job with a track recalling his protégé Solange.

Twin Shadow

Old Love / New Love

Although George Lewis Jr has long flirted with the idea of the dance floor, this track is his first voyage into dance music itself.

Death Grips


It's been a while since MC Ride and crew put out something new, but this self-release (distributed via the band's Facebook page) is more than worth the wait.



The New Zealand teenager recently signed to Universal after becoming the first woman in 17 years to top Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. This is her first major label release.


Return from the Stars

The new single by eclectic Portland-based producer Paul Dickow is a moody, evocative, slow burner.