Singles File: Rome, Zoo Kid, Arabian Knightz

Jonnie Russell, left, Matt Aveiro, Nathan Willett and Matt Maust, from the band Cold War Kids.
Jonnie Russell, left, Matt Aveiro, Nathan Willett and Matt Maust, from the band Cold War Kids. (Associated Press)

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Monday, February 7, 2011; 6:00 PM

Singles File A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind

Rome featuring Jack White: "Two Against One" It's not a cure-all for White Stripes withdrawal, but the hyper-prolific White's contribution to the new, Italian-film-score-influenced collaboration between Danger Mouse and composer Daniele Luppi is one of the best tracks we've heard from him all year.

Tittsworth: "Tear the Club (Steve Starks Remix)" D.C.-based DJ Starks ratchets up the bass on this reworking of Tittsworth's '08 "Tear the Club Up."

Zoo Kid: "Out Getting Ribs" Do not adjust your set: Archy Marshall may uncannily resemble Elly Jackson from La Roux, but he's really a teenage Brit with a thing for Basquiat. The video of his gorgeous, awkward, echo-filled track finds Marshall looking sad (Maybe they were out of ribs?) but resolute.

Cold War Kids: "Mine Is Yours (Yeasayer Remix)" Know what was missing from the original version of this track? Robot noises, 1980s-style. Yeasayer rectifies the error on this gurgly remix.

Arabian Knightz: "Rebel" The Cairo-based trio's newest track, billed as the first-ever hip-hop song about the Egyptian revolution, was released unmixed, a literal first draft of history. Bonus: It's the only rap track we've ever heard to give a shout-out to former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser.

- Allison Stewart


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