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Missy Elliott Rings in the Apocalypse

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1. Missy Elliott, "Ching A Ling"
Police whistles, maniacal laughter, blaring sirens — is this the end of the world? Happily, no. Just the excellent first single from Missy's forthcoming new record. [Nah Right]

2. Evangelicals, "Skeleton Man"
This track off the Evangelicals' upcoming debut is a bunch of different things during its four-minute length — freak folk, glitchy Nintendo-pop, mopey shoegaze rock, and completely awesome. [Pop Headwound]

3. Pete Rock, "914 (Main)"
Pete Rock is back and repping the 914. You might wonder why he's the only one giving a shout to that area code, until you realize that he's talking about the mean streets of Westchester. "Do ya'll … got deers up there?" [Spinner]

4. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, "Burst Your Bubble"
We don't know where Del has been hiding for the past five years or so, but he's back with a new single, a new album, and a rumor of a Deltron sequel. [Get Weird Turn Pro]

5. Beach House, "Heart of Chambers"
Another drowsy track from Beach House from their forthcoming album. It'll put you to sleep, but in a good way. [Pitchfork]
—Ehren Gresehover