Beyonce Knowles: Scott Gries/Getty Images
Ryan Dombal
February 10, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

Download This: Songs by Beyonce, and others

BEYONCÉ, ”CHECK ON IT (REMIX)”
The No. 1 smash gets a synth stomping hip-hop remix by up-and-coming down-South producers Bama Boyz. The crunky redo emphasizes the smooth drawl of guest MCs Bun B and Slim Thug. Buy it on iTunes

HYPATIA LAKE, ”FISHIES VS. LINES”
These prog-rockers are named after a fictitious community and their songs describe the travails of its residents — kind of like The Sims. The backstory yields real appeal with this spacey tale. Download the track for free at the band’s site

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ENVELOPES, ”IT IS THE LAW”
Spurred by a childlike sense of whimsy, these Euro indie-rock newbies don’t adhere to typical rules of song structure on this rambling, shambling track from their debut album. The best part: no post-lick aftertaste. Download the track for free at the band’s site

THE RACONTEURS, ”STEADY, AS SHE GOES”
Jack White ditches minimalist blues for a full-bodied rock assault with his new group. The quartet’s debut single is noticeably less weird than what we’re used to from the ghostly singer. Download the track for free at the band’s site

(Some of this week’s links may expire after Feb. 17, 2006.

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