The Playlist: Bobby Womack / Grizzly Bear / Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti / Frank Ocean / Micachu And The Shapes / Get People / Family Band


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Bobby Womack

'Whatever Happened To The Times'

A grizzled, slow-burn soul number from the veteran singer's new album The Bravest Man In The World, produced by Damon Albarn.

Grizzly Bear

'Sleeping Ute'

Intelligent, innovative guitar work provides a rootsy backing on this first track from the band's as-yet-untitled fourth LP.

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti


A stripped-back cover of a 1979 track by Joe and Donnie Emerson. Pink's gravelly vocals are emotive, and the layers of keys add depth, without reinventing the song.

Frank Ocean


More new material from the hardest-working man in hip hop. This 10-minute single works its way through every genre of contemporary pop, from club banger to slow jam.

Micachu And The Shapes


After a couple of years away, the London collective return in typically experimental style.

Get People


An exclusive download from, GP's track is a creepy soundscape with layered, breathy vocals.

Family Band


Sultry, country-tinged indie folk from Brooklyn, with a rich, melancholic sound.