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Download: Abe Vigoda "Don't Lie"

Often heralded as makers of "tropical punk," Los Angeles-based four-piece Abe Vigoda moves into slightly darker territory on its latest release, the Reviver EP, into feedback-dominated post-punk territory. The Reviver EP is out February 17. Photo by Sarah Cass. 

Average: 5.8 (18 votes)
 
 

Download: Don Rimini "Ohow?"

Rave days of old meet B-more electro beats on this lazer-happy track from Paris-based DJ and producer Don Rimini. "Ohow?" is off the Kick and Run EP, out now. 

Average: 6.4 (17 votes)
 
 

Download: Puppetmastaz "So Scandalous Feat. Willee Nillee (Sirius Mo Remix)"

The cartoonish Puppetmastaz crew put this track in the hands of Sirius Mo, and from that collaboration comes this remix, a lively electro-meets-hip-hop number chock full of bouncy synths and ridiculous raps. Off the "Reservoir Foxin/So Scandalous" 12", out now on Discograph. 

Average: 6.7 (38 votes)
 
 

Download: Asa "Jailer"

Label: Downtown

Soothing to the ears and thoughtful food for the brain, "Jailer" is a socially conscious, reggae-tinged folk number that comes courtesy of France-born, Nigeria-raised songwriter Asa (pronounced Ah-shah) and her self-titled debut album. Asa is out now via Downtown Records. 

Average: 7.5 (28 votes)
 
 

Download: Cazals "Somebody, Somewhere"

Label: Kitsuné

What happens when a non-electronic group signs to a label heralded as one of the pioneers of contemporary electronic music? Check this futuristic guitar-pop track from British outfit Cazal to find out. "Somewhere, Somebody" is off Cazals debut album, What of Our Future, out now.

 

Average: 5 (19 votes)
 
 

Download: Broken Spindles "Introvert"

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Drum machines, keyboards, and electric guitar riffs collide on this track from Joel Peterson, the sole force behind his no-wave project, Broken Spindles project. "Introvert" is off the album Kiss/Kick, out February 17.  

Average: 4.5 (19 votes)
 
 

Download: Susumu Yokota "Tree Surgeon"

Label: Lo Recordings

This lullaby, from artist Susumu Yokota, in collaboration with Kaori, Claire Hope and Panos Ghikas, illustrates the veteran Japanese composer's ease with experimental ambient music. "Tree Surgeon" is off of Mother, which comes out on February 6, 2009 on Lo Recordings.  

Average: 5.6 (28 votes)
 
 

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