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Radiohead's puppet short, Janet in black and white, Princess Nokia's tomboy anthem and more in music this week

Radiohead: Burn the Witch A puppet man tours a picturesque village, full of other seemingly benign puppet people—but something strange is afoot. Soundtracking this miniature movie (an homage to the 1973 cult film “The Wicker Man,” except perhaps for its ending) is the new Radiohead song “Burn the Witch.” From the start, violins are bowed unconventionally to create an unsettling, bouncing texture, slowly building into …

Janet Jackson: Dammn Baby

Truly one of the best in the world, Janet Jackson has been blessing us with music since the early ’80s and isn’t showing any signs she’s slowing down (despite apparently halting the second leg of the “Unbreakable” world tour to start a family). Today she released the video for “Dammn Baby” and it’s classic Janet: all black and white, sharp choreography (with plenty of hair-flips), …

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Janet's back, Swaai Boys dream of the tropics, same love anthems and more in this week's look at music

Swaai Boys: REF_HS_001 (I Dream of Ganges) NYC band Swaai Boys may call the concrete jungle home, but their spirits are in dunes far, far away. They’ve encapsulated this restlessness in their light rock, tropical-tinged song “REF_HS_001 (I Dream of Ganges),” with an accompanying music video featuring green screens strapped to their backs, and your calling card for escaping—if for a moment—your windowless dungeon of …