In the four years since these guys' last album, we've been forced to turn to alternate sources of French cool. (Mostly old Johnny Hallyday clips on YouTube.) Lucky for us, Phoenix are back with this champagne cocktail of a luxuriously fizzy synth-pop single. Our verdict? Cinq baguettes!
Beep beep boop! That's the sound of the security code that opens the classic rock vault, where we discovered this wicked lost 1968 jam by none other than Jimi Hendrix – with Stephen Stills on bass – from the Electric Ladyland sessions. You're welcome.
3. How to Destroy AngelsWelcome Oblivion
Sure, the Social Network score was cool, but let's be real. This album from his latest side project is what we've all been waiting for Trent Reznor to do since he put NIN on ice: a dark, sexy electro-goth dream.
4. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite"I Don't Believe a Word You Say"
Harper's new LP with the famed blues harpist peaks with this fiery tune – three minutes of riffs so nasty, you'd be ashamed to be seen out with them in public.
5. Woodkid"I love you" video
Perhaps better known for his work behind the camera (he's directed videos for Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, to name but a few), Yoann Lemoine – a.k.a. Woodkid – opts for a monochromatic, surrealistic odyssey in the clip for "I Love You," complete with dirt-riddled preachers, computer-generated whales and decaying flesh.
6. The-Dream ft. Fabolous"Slow It Down"
The-Dream might not know punctuation, but he definitely knows how to write a majorly catchy hook. For undeniable evidence, give a spin to this shot of sleek R&B perfection.
7. The Postal Service"A Tattered Line of String"
The mood in 2003? Furious about the war, psyched about "indie electro"! Ten years later, the new reissue of The Postal Service's debut, Give Up, featuring this bubbly bonus cut, will bring you back.
8. Beck"Hello, Again" website
What's cooler than Beck covering David Bowie's "Sound and Vision"? Beck covering David Bowie's "Sound and Vision" for an interactive virtual-reality experience. Plug in your headphones and get your mind ready for expansion.