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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Singles file: Shanell, Death Grips, Givers

Givers get a blissful remix treatment from Body Langage. (Photo by Zach Smith)
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Shanell: “How to Love” (Lil Wayne remix/cover)

The Young Money diva throws down with a gender-bending cover of her boss’s acoustic “Tha Carter IV” track.

Death Grips: “Takyon (Death Yon)

MC Ride and sometime Wavves/Hella drummer Zach Hill have united to form Sacramento’s most terrifying band, a beyond-hardcore hip-hop outfit with a nuclear blast of a mix tape, “Ex Military,” from which this track springs.

Givers: “Up Up Up” (Body Language remix)

The Vampire Weekend-alikes’ infectious new single gets a blissed-out remix.

Blitzen Trapper: “American Goldwing”

No one does slightly creepy ’70s A.M. jangle folk better than Blitzen Trapper, as demonstrated by the just-dropped title track to their September disc.

Wugazi: “Sleep Rules Everything Around Me”

You know that Wu-Tang Clan/Fugazi mash-up album you always fantasized about but never dreamed might actually exist one day? It’s here, courtesy of Minneapolis producers Cecil Otter and Swiss Andy.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:39 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Shanell, Death Grips, Givers, Blitzen Trapper, Wugazi

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