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With a mélange of videogame blips and primitive beats in the background, much-hyped Sri Lankan Londoner M.I.A. waxes militant with a dancehall drawl on the grime-y shout-along ''Galang.'' ITUNES.COM

Psych-folk duo DAMON & NAOMI craft an English-language version of the haunting yet winsome ''Watashi no Hana'', with lyrics adapted from the poetry of a Japanese teen serial killer. DAMONANDNAOMI.COM

Recalling the visceral riffage of early Green Day, Philly punks THE LOVED ONES serve up a sneak peek at their EP, due later this month, with the explosively contagious ''100K.'' THELOVEDONESBAND.COM

The MYSTERY JETS, of England's Eel Ple Island, mix up a fantastic frenzy of cater-wauling choral chants and rockabilly on ''Alas Agnes,'' a backwoods-meets-Britpop, foot-stompin' good time. MYSTERYJETS.COM

Originally posted Feb 07, 2005 Published in issue #806 Feb 11, 2005 Order article reprints

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