Singles file: Wiz Khalifa, the Feelies, Foo Fighters
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Wiz Khalifa: "Roll Up"
If Khalifa had his way, all his love songs would probably be about weed. But because he's attempting to build a crossover empire, this one's about a girl. Produced by Stargate (the team behind Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" and countless Rihanna hits), it's a smash in the making.
The Feelies: "Should Be Gone"
Following in the footsteps of the Vaselines, the Jersey-based Feelies are the latest in a succession of long-lost indie-pop bands to reunite. This jangle-poppy new single hails from an upcoming release, the band's first in 20 years, "Here Before."
Mr. Dream: "Crime"
Also evoking 1991: this Brooklyn punk trio, whose excellent new track will induce instant pangs of nostalgia for "Surfer Rosa"-era Pixies.
Foo Fighters: "These Days"
If this new song, played live in Santa Barbara over the weekend, is any indication, Foo's upcoming disc is going to be an absolute beast.
Yelle: "Safari Disco Club" (HLM remix)
The French electropop chanteuse's already bewitching club hit gets an expansive new remix.
| February 1, 2011; 11:00 AM ET
Categories: Singles file | Tags: Foo Fighters, Mr. Dream, The Feelies, Wiz Khalifa, Yelle
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