This Is Our Jam: Darkside, FKA Twigs, & SO Much More

jamPhoto: Courtesy of Twin Shadow; Courtesy of TKA twigs; Courtesy of James Blake; Courtesy of Glasser.
This week, we're serving up a little something for everybody. First, head-turning R&B singer FKA twigs has a new collaboration with Arca from her upcoming EP2. Then, James Blake and Chance the Rapper team up for an unexpected (albeit awesome) collaboration, Darkside embraces its inner Bad Seed, and Twin Shadow gets his groove on. Last, we have some straight-up indie rock from Swearin' and a new one from the always-amazing synth-pop singer Glasser (a.k.a. Cameron Mesirow). It's all good stuff, we promise.
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FKA twigs
"Papi Pacify"
Mysterious U.K. R&B singer FKA twigs has another subtly unnerving video and track from her upcoming EP2, produced by frequent collaborator Arca. It's rare that something this beautiful also cuts so deep.
James Blake Feat. Chance the Rapper
"Life Round Here"
While we didn't exactly predict a collaboration between dubstep crooner James Blake and Chicago MC Chance the Rapper, it's a pairing that weirdly fits. Chance's addition to "Life Round Here" brings new life to the track and sees both artists at the top of their respective games.
Darkside
"Paper Trails"
More moody music from Dave Harrington and Nicolas Jaar from the duo's upcoming Darkside full-length. Though Jaar may be a dance music producer at heart, "Paper Trails" sees the duo going full-on Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and succeeding.
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Twin Shadow
"Old Love/New Love"
The Grand Theft Auto video games have history of awesome soundtracks, and GTA V — the newest (and best!) — entry to the series is no different. Case in point: Synth-pop lothario Twin Shadow has provided the game with "Old Love/New Love," a previously unheard track brings a dance-y edge to the artist's sound.
Swearin'
"Watered Down"
If you've been longing for some good old-fashioned indie rock, Swearin' has you covered. The Brooklyn-via-Philadelphia band has a love of simple chords and lackadaisical vocals that bring to mind Pavement at its prime.
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Glasser
"Design"
Cameron Mesirow is about to release her second album as Glasser entitled Interiors, and "Design" is the newest single. Featuring arpeggiated synths and crystalline vocals, it's a gorgeous new track from one of the albums we're most looking forward to.
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