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A pair of long-awaited releases, a Squeeze cover, a house banger and more new music this week

Jai Paul: Do You Love Her Now Billed as a double B-side, “Do You Love Her Now” and “He,” is Jai Paul‘s first release in some six years. The two songs are quite different, but both are lustrous and undeniably the work of the beloved UK producer. While “He” is more experimental, “Do You Love Her” is a glorious, sultry tune that blends R&B, soft-rock …

Erykah Badu + James Poyser: Tempted (Squeeze Cover)

Created for Record Store Day, The Roots’ James Poyser and Erykah Badu’s cover of Squeeze’s 1981 classic “Tempted” is a soulful, jazzy and breezy rendition. The arrangement—which includes sparkling percussion and backing musicians including Derrick Hodge, Ali Jackson and Mike Feingold—is layered and lush. Badu’s seemingly effortless vocals are also backed by Thundercat. The record is available in a limited release of 3,500 and is …

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New music from Vagabon, Ragers, Lonleyspeck and an Erykah Badu-inspired mixtape

The Shins: Painting a Hole The fourth preview release from their forthcoming album Heartworms, “Painting a Hole” is a refreshing burst of psychedelic energy from The Shins. With kooky catchiness, pounding drums and a divinely palatable eccentricity, it distances itself from the previous three singles—with James Mercer putting his vocals to a pointed use. It gives reason to be excited about the band’s first album …