Singles file: Rome f. Jack White, Tittsworth, Zoo Kid
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Rome featuring Jack White: "Two Against One"
It's not a cure-all for White Stripes withdrawal, but the contribution of hyper-prolific White to the new, Italian-film-score-influenced collaboration between Danger Mouse and composer Daniele Luppi is one of the best tracks we've heard from him all year.
Tittsworth: "Tear the Club (Steve Starks Remix)"
D.C.-based DJ Starks ratchets up the bass on this reworking of Tittsworth's '08 "Tear the Club Up."
Zoo Kid: "Out Getting Ribs"
Do not adjust your set: Archy Marshall may uncannily resemble Elly Jackson from La Roux, but he's really a teenage Brit with a thing for Basquiat. The video of his gorgeous, awkward, echo-filled track finds Marshall looking sad (maybe they were out of ribs?) but resolute.
Cold War Kids: "Mine Is Yours (Yeasayer Remix)"
Know what was missing from the original version of this track? Robot noises, 1980s-style. Yeasayer rectifies the error on this gurgly remix.
Arabian Knightz: "Rebel"
The Cairo-based trio's newest track, billed as the first-ever hip-hop song about the Egyptian revolution, was released unmixed, a literal first draft of history. Bonus: It's the only rap track we've ever heard to give a shout-out to former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser.
| February 8, 2011; 10:50 AM ET
Categories: Singles file | Tags: Arabian Knightz, Cold War Kids, Jack White, Rome, Steve Starks, Tittsworth, Zoo Kid
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