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Singles Swap: Oct. 14, 2011

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The Killers, ”When You Were Young”
When the glam Vegas rockers went all Springsteen-y and open-road cinematic.
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Carolina Liar, ”Drown”
Expertly crescendoed guitar bombast via Sweden, with wide-screen-ready choruses.

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Busta Rhymes, ”Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”
A late-’90s hip-hop fount of Mad Libs lyricism and stutter-step funk.
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Domo Genesis, ”Whole City Behind Us”
Raspy, atmospheric menace courtesy of the Odd Future crew’s latest standout.

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She & Him, ”In the Sun”
She (actress Zooey Deschanel) and Him (folkie M. Ward) do their sweet jalopy-pop thing.
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Jack and White, ”Double Trouble”
Ex-Idol-ite Brooke White conjures up charming, sunny jangle with songwriter Jack Matranga.

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Kate Bush, ”Running Up That Hill”
A Reagan-era classic from the goddess of synth-laden art-school witchypoo.
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Zola Jesus, ”Vessel”
Slow Kate down by a few dozen RPMs, add goth cobwebs, and voilà! La Zola.

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Matt & Kim, ”Daylight”
Jaunty piano bop demands sing-alongs — and gave the coed duo an indie hit in 2009.
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Sleeper Agent, ”Get It Daddy”
Kentuckians with a more aggressive rock stomp, but the same hooky boy-girl bounce.

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