The Observer Playlist of the Week 9/20/13

Jason Walsh, Staff Reporter

Four Tet – “Parallel Jalebi”

“Parallel Jalebi” is the second single from Four Tet’s upcoming album “Beautiful Rewind.” Four Tet aka Kieran Hebden has been making electronic music since the late 90s, to pretty much continual critical acclaim. If “Parallel Jalebi” and the first single, “Kool FM,” are any indication, “Beautiful Rewind” will not disappoint.

Sleigh Bells – “You Don’t Get Me Twice”

Sleigh Bells’ third album “Bitter Rivals” is set to be released Oct. 8. “You Don’t Get Me Twice” is the second single, and it confirms that Sleigh Bells are pretty much still doing the same thing they did on their 2010 debut “Treats.” Personally, it doesn’t sound anywhere near as fresh or exciting as it did three years ago, but maybe “Bitter Rivals” will have some surprises up its sleeve.

Azealia Banks – “Count Contessa”

Azealia Banks’ debut album “Broke With Expensive Taste” was supposed to come out what feels like years ago. It’s in a state of what seems like perpetual delay, so “Count Contessa” is a new, non-album track to hold you over. (Although really, you should probably just listen to “212” a couple more times instead.)

Best Coast – “I Don’t Know How”

If you know Best Coast, then you know what this song sounds like. If you like Best Coast, then you’ll like this song. It’s nothing particularly exciting or different than the rest of Best Coast’s discography, but that also means it’s just as good as the rest of Best Coast’s discography.

Katy Perry – “Dark Horse (ft. Juicy J)”

Yes, you read that right. Katy Perry featuring Juicy J. Mega-pop meets trap. And it’s surprisingly awesome.