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From ambient and poignant to buoyant and playful, our favorite new music this week

St Vincent: New York (Acoustic Version) St Vincent (aka Annie Clark) recorded a stirring, acoustic rendition of her sublime “New York” as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s virtual gala, which is streaming in full until 20 May. Gently lit in a dark room, Clark performs an exquisitely stripped-back version of the resplendent song, a sombre ballad that mourns a relationship and name-checks various …

Dijon: rock n roll

Beneath the genre-bending and distortion of singer-songwriter Dijon’s newest song, “rock n roll,” lies a tale about a woman. “She don’t like rock’n’roll / We talked about it / She don’t like radio / We talked about it,” he sings. Dijon (aka Dijon Duenas) name-checks songs and albums by Prince, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, and others, lobbying …

Caribou: Never Come Back (Four Tet Remix)

Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) has officially released his soaring, almost-eight-minute remix of “Never Come Back” by Caribou (Dan Snaith), which he played during his Boiler Room: Streaming From Isolation performance last month. With plenty of ’90s house and techno touches, the rework is a juicy, banging iteration of the track from Suddenly—which came out earlier this year. The two artists have remixed each other’s …