The Playlist: Four Tet / Animal Collective / Beach House / 2:54 / CocoRosie / Drake ft. The Weeknd / The Walkmen

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Four Tet


A gorgeously, downbeat keyboard intro gives way to a thumping bass-led beat.

Animal Collective


The experimental indie band's latest single is typically eccentric. African rhythms are saturated in squelchy keys, and a bruised vocal filtered through a water effect.

Beach House


From their new album, 'Bloom', streamed exclusively on last week, this is pure melancholy – all Smiths guitars and warm synths.



One of the most blogged-about tracks this week. 2:54 prepare for their forthcoming support slots with The xx by releasing this moody Alan Moulder-produced number.


We Are On Fire

The new single by the Parisian sisters is full of oddball folk melodies and hip-hop beats.

Drake ft. The Weeknd

Crew Love (Star Slinger Remix)

Stripping the melodrama and the more ridiculous lyrics, Star Slinger breathes new life into Drake's hit.

The Walkmen

We Can't Be Beat

Yet another pre-release from The Walkmen's forthcoming album, 'Heaven'. 'We Can't Be Beat' is rooted in classic songwriting, and dripping in 1970s folk harmonies and gentle acoustic riffs.