FKA twigs, “Papi Pacify”: A sort of 21st-century version of Janet’s “Any Time, Any Place” crossed with Madonna’s “Justify My Love,” London singer FKA twigs’ “Papi Pacify” is a creepy/sexy track from the singer’s EP2, which drops today. Check out the glittery, black-and-white music video below:
Lolawolf, “Drive”: “’Cause I want you in the worst way/But I don’t have a car,” singer Zoë Kravitz (as in daughter of Lenny) sings on “Drive,” summing up the longing of every teen across the country who hasn’t yet passed Driver’s Ed. Lolawolf’s debut EP drops this November. Listen to their debut track, “Wanna Have Fun,” which was posted online in May, here.
Beck, “Gimme”: “Gimme” is the third standalone single Beck has released this year, following “Defriended” and “I Won’t Be Long.” This one is being released as a double 12” including a 30-minute extended edit of the track.
Azealia Banks, “Count Contessa”: Rapper-singer-Twitter-lightning-rod Azealia Banks has released a ’90s-style house track from a new mixtape (bizarrely scheduled for release in July of 2014). No word on her perpetually delayed debut, Broke with Expensive Taste.
Katy B, “5AM”: U.K. garage/house artist Katy B has dropped another throbbing club track, which will likely appear on her in-the-works sophomore effort.
Sleigh Bells, “You Don’t Get Me Twice”: After whetting fans’ appetites with the title track from Bitter Rivals, out October 8th, Sleigh Bells have dropped another song from the album, the sorta-cute “You Don’t Get Me Twice.”
Four Tet, “Parallel Jalebi”: Kieren Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet, is promoting his new album the old-fashioned way: with music. The second taste of his upcoming Beautiful Rewind, “Parallel Jalebi” is a chill piece of understated electronica.
Ejecta, “Afraid of the Dark”: The latest offering from Ejecta, a collaboration between electronic maestro Joel Ford and Brooklyn singer Leanne Macomber, builds from Enya-esque meditation to ’80s synth-pop splendor in under two minutes. The group’s debut, Dominae, will be released on November 5th.