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Saturday

KINGS OF CONVENIENCE: I'd Rather Dance With You

Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience rock the pop vocal set with this excellent song and video. Perhaps Erlend Oye was inspired by the electro pop overtones of his solo debut record leading to this masterful little ditty. Watch the video (real).

Friday

RADIO 4: Party Crashers

Gotham! was a brilliant album by Radio 4. Raw enough to be credible, lyrically charged enough to be political. The third album, Stealing Of A Nation, somehow lost the plot. I'll always be a big fan of Radio 4, but this album lacks the height of past achievements. It's a floor filling 4/4 beat, but the single is far from their New York best. Watch the video (real).

Thursday

JAMIROQUAI: Feels Just Like It Should

Do you remember when Jamiroquai was an acid jazz band? It seems over time, the band was shed and singer / songwriter Jay Kay rose to the centre of pop attention. A catchy return single from the Londoner, this video sports all manner of mayhem, including a wacky character reminiscent of Jim Carrey in The Mask. Watch the video (qt).

Wednesday

JULIET: Avalon

Sultry newcomer Philadelphian Juliet teams up with Jacques Lu Cont for this soulful house stomper. Take a holiday. This one should be big. Dawn Shadforth directs this simple, understated video. Watch the video (qt).

Tuesday

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE: Cause = Time

Yes, we're still waiting for the next LP from the Toronto indie rock collective darlings. Another video to tie you over, this one's got paper bag masks and camouflage pants. I sense a Kensington Market fashion moment! Watch the video (qt).

Monday

RAMASUTRA: Snake In The Garden

When is that new Ramasutra record going to be released? A mystic track from the Montreal world fusion electronic surf rock band's first album, The East Infection, to hold us over until then. Watch the video (real).

Sunday

LOUIS XIV: Finding Out True Love Is Blind

Possibly the most unflattering ode to women, the faux British San Diego band categorize every conceivable racial reference as an equal opportunity love interest. Tongue in accent-affected cheek. Watch the video (qt).

Saturday

NEW ORDER: Jetstream

New Order go a little MOR on this single. Borrowing interest from current Brit Award hoarding sensation, the Scissor Sisters, the track guests Anna Matronic of said New York pop eccentrics. A good radio track but unlegendary compared to the formidable New Order back catalogue. Watch the video (real).

Friday

STARS: Ageless Beauty

Stars add more indie cred to the burgeoning and much hyped Montreal scene. Beautifully melancholic pop music for dreams and romances. The first single from their third album, "Set yourself On Fire," is directed by by Chris Grismer. Watch the video (win).

Thursday

JAY-Z: 99 Problems

Brilliant track with a brilliant Mark Romanek directed video. Shot in dramatic black and white, the clip features cameos by Vincent Gallo and Rick Rubin in Jay-Z's childhood neighbourhood of Brooklyn. Damn this track is hot. Watch the video (qt) UPDATED: video (real).

Wednesday

LEMON JELLY: The Shouty Track

Doodles! The London designer musician duo put pen to paper in this quirky clip. An interestingly bolder musical direction from the otherwise downtempo team. Watch the video (real).

Tuesday

FEIST: Inside & Out

Why are people calling this track crisp? I don't hear anything remotely crispy. Leslie's cover of the Bee Gees original is a soulful pop diddy with sophisticated lounge overtones. No doubt, this will continue to cement the Calgary born, Toronto based singer's cache with her loyal Parisienne following. Watch the video (real). Update video (qt).

Monday

HOT HOT HEAT: Goodnight Goodnight

No more hobbit jokes about the stature of Hot Hot Heat lead singer, Steve Bays. With his giant man-fro, it's all Frizz-Ease references ad naseum. But don't explosive hair styling distract you from the pure pop explosion of the first track from the Heat's third studio album, Elevator. It's a boppity-bop pop pleasure. Watch the video (qt).

Sunday

THE PRODIGY: Spitfire

Explosive video from one of the few early nineties rave acts turned aggro-rap-rock. I still like the Prodigy, keeping the frantic energy of their earlier days, without completely selling out to the mode of the moment. Watch the video (real).

Saturday

BANG GANG: Find What You Get

The Icelandic project know as Bang Gang is hubbed around the musicianship of lead singer and songwriter, Bardi Johansson. Hear him croon of this smoldering track from their second long player, "Something Wrong." Watch the video (qt).

Friday

NOU: Coco Butta

The London crew's funky jam single is the first from the debut album entitled "Slut Rock". This duo's got friends in high places including ?uestlove from The Roots, but their influences go way beyond rock or hip. Watch the video (qt).

Thursday

EMILIANA TORRINI: Sunny Road

The electronic Icelandic pop chanteuse channels Nick Drake on her sophomore album's first track. A visual treat as sweet as its gentle folk melodies. A record for listening to on a big grassy hill on a clear blue sunny day. Watch the video (real).

Wednesday

DIZZEE RASCAL: Off To Work

What the hell record does this record appear on? Great track, but as elusive as a three dollar bill. Dizzee keeps it real with a cheap-ass video, though. Apparently grime doesn't pay. Oh, shut up, I couldn't resist. Watch the video (real).

Tuesday

DENNIS MADALONE: America We Stand As One

Oh my god. On my fucking god. Does America know how this man is portraying her? Because if she did, I'm sure she would stop this terrorist act dead in its miserable track. Watch the eye-bleeding video (qt).

Monday

CARIBOU: Yeti

After the legal threats regarding his Manitoba monicker, Dan Snaith returns as Caribou to continue with the efolktronic sounds for which he has become known. Yeti is the lead track and the video features imagery by Delicious9. Watch the video (qt).

Sunday

KASABIAN: Club Foot

Critcs have called them the "poor man's Primal Scream" but Leicester based Kasabian are proving their might with their impressive debut. Danceable, yet tough enough for the rock heads. There are indeed alternatives to the disco-punk eminating from NYC. Watch the video (qt).

Saturday

FUTURESHOCK: Late At Night

Hot video from the debut release of Futureshock. Fusing electro, tribal and trance, the Birmingham duo trip to Japan for this very stylized, break dance pop-locking video. Watch the video (qt).

Friday

THE FUTUREHEADS: Decent Days & Nights

Frantic punk from Sunderland. Pub harmonies and erratic energy fill this quick cut video from the up and coming four piece. Watch the video (qt).

Thursday

M.I.A.: Galang

Arular, the debut long player from M.I.A. is out now. Despite Slate's skepticism on the "packaging up" of the Sri Lankan born Londoner's public image, we find it killer. This colourful graffiti grime video will kicking up the party and the revolution, real or not. Watch the video (real).

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Wednesday

PHOENIX: Everything Is Everything

French popsters mix it up with director Roman Coppola for a clean, compact, and simple looking clip of push pulls, rockstar lighting and a lazy susan rotating stage. Parisian poptastic. Watch the video (qt).

Tuesday

K-OS: Man I Used To Be

Perpetual soul searching Toronto MC, K-OS presents an interesting pop-locking video with a rather unfortunate "I'm a visitor to this planet" space ship resolution. The video is good but searching for a defining identity. Just like the song. Watch the video (qt).

Monday

MORCHEEBA: Wonders Never Cease

What? No Skye Edwards? Morcheeba's vocal mainstay is replaced by new singer Daisy Martey and the results are... wonderful. Not they we will not miss the silky soft Skye delivery, Daisy provides a confident soul sister vibe to the mix. From the London bands's forthcoming album, The Antidote. Watch the video (win).

Sunday

BECK: E-Pro

Does anyone remember Vectrex, the classic vector image gaming console? We'll I do. And this triumphant return to garage sale percussion sampling for Beck sees the Los Angeles based anti-folk hero take strides back to the classic electro technology in both sound and vision. Directed by Shynola. Watch the video (qt).

Saturday

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS: Believe

The Chemicals line up their second single with this killer video directed by long time collaborators, Dom and Nick. Vocals are provided by Kele Okereke, singer with hot new art-rock outfit and cliptip favourite Bloc Party. There never seems to be a shortage of paranoid rave drug induced hallucinations the Chemical Brothers can tap into for their music videos. This one sees an assembly line robot chase a young man throughout the streets on what is presumably London. With videos like this, who needs drugs? Watch the music video (UPDATED qt) or video (real).

Friday

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE: Lover's Spit

There's the much anticipated second album from Toronto indie collective, Broken Social Scene. This video is from their debut studio full length, of which two vocal treatments exist: one by Kevin Drew and a rare version with the exquisite vocals of Feist. Watch the video (qt).