Tanlines New Flowers, Single, Young Turks, December 15 **
Brooklyn based duo Tanlines abandon YouTube, which they've described as "the best record label ever," to release their first physical single.
They use the video sharing site to post bizarre, psychedelic home-made videos, and without that interpretation the endless blips and bleeps become background noise.
Europop beats and Aphex Twin's surrealism will appeal to electro geeks but those looking for the next LCD Soundsystem or Hot Chip - more accessible stuff - would be better off investigating Metronomy instead.
Pacific! A Tree, Single, Half Machine Records, December 15 ***
If you like this single, you'll love the Swedish duo's debut album Reveries.
A bright and breezy uplifting track, it captures the sound and feel of the band who are set for big things next year.
It's Grandaddy via the Beach Boys with complex electro basslines that give way to falsetto harmonies.
An Apple ad' in waiting, it's feel good, throw-away Nord-pop - a reminder of sunnier times.
Metronomy A Thing For Me, Single, Because Music, December 15 ****
The best track of their otherwise patchy album Nights Out, Metronomy's latest single is a no nonsense dance record that harks back to the days when the electro scene was in its infancy.
A simple 80s inspired disco song, its got falsetto vocals The Klaxons would give up their right synth for and a chorus that would suit Kylie down to the ground.
Hot Chip's quirkiness and early Daft Punk's silliness make this a fun, dancefloor filler.