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Songs on the Verge

Our staff picks the next big singles from Teyana Taylor, She & Him, Idle Worship, and others

1. TEYANA TAYLOR, ''Google Me''
Sassy teenage Pharrell prodigy boasts big, backs it up.

2. SHE & HIM, ''Why Do You Let Me Stay Here''
Indie crooner M. Ward + actress/singer/pixie Zooey Deschanel = one delightful country-pop ditty.

3. KATHLEEN EDWARDS, ''Buffalo''
Gorgeous piano stunner from the gifted Canadian folkie.

4. SANTOGOLD, ''L.E.S. Artistes''
Downtown cool filtered through spare, ragga-inspired backbeats.

5. HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR, ''Blind''
Indelible, horn-addled electro for the masses.

6. IDLE WARSHIP, ''Industry Diary''
Rapper Talib Kweli and songstress Res take down the music biz, create superhot cut.

7. APES & ANDROIDS, ''Riverside''
Ambitious psych epic rife with squiggles and tambourines.

8. RAFTER, ''Love Time Now Please''
Floaty, horn-filled kook-rock pastiche from the San Diego-based Friend of Sufjan.

9. ELF POWER, ''Spiral Stairs''
Longtime Athens, Ga., collective produce pretty piece of jangle-pop fuzz.

10. SEAN GARRETT, ''Grippin'''
Atlanta hip-hopper enlists Ludacris for sweet, synth-driven come-on. — Compiled and written by Leah Greenblatt

Originally posted Mar 07, 2008 Published in issue #982 Mar 14, 2008 Order article reprints
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