Stream: New singles from Deap Vally, Sir Sly and Paper Idol

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Rounding up some notable new singles on a frenzied Friday …

DEAP VALLY, “High Horse”

The follow-up to “Look Away,” which featured Warpaint’s Jennylee, “High Horse” is the second single from Deap Vally’s all-collaborative EP “Digital Dream,” out Feb. 26. This bluesy stomp features KT Tunstall and Peaches, who delivers some very Peaches-like rap verses. Here’s how Deap Vally’s Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards pulled this one off: Deap Vally met Tunstall when they performed on “Later … with Jools Holland” in 2013. Tunstall accept the invite to collaborate, and they wrote and recorded the song at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. Troy’s friendship with Peaches began as a mutual fan-encounter at a restaurant in Silver Lake; Deap Vally went on to open for Peaches in 2015. Judging from the lyric video, it looks as if they had a blast in the studio …

SIR SLY, “Loverboy” and “Thx.”

Having spent the past few months releasing a flurry of singles, highlighted by “Material Boy” and the Gary Clark Jr. collaboration “Citizen,” L.A. trio Sir Sly today announced the April 23 release of their third album, “The Rise & Fall of Loverboy,” via Insterscope. Oh, and the band (Landen Jacobs, Hayden Coplen and Jason Suwito) released two more songs. Jacobs calls the new record “an album about falling in love with someone new, and the magic that brought into my world. It’s also about slowly eating away at that magic through drinking and self-medicating, and my journey into early sobriety and reckoning with my past.” Is it just “Loverboy” or do all of Sir Sly’s songs sound like they’ve been made before?

PAPER IDOL, “Tightrope”

The follow-up to November’s “Clouds,” “Tightrope” is the latest pop bop from the guy with a neuroscience degree. “I joke that my music is too electronic for indie kids but also too indie for electronic kids,” Paper Idol mastermind Matan Koplin-Green says. “I like to combine indie-pop and EDM into something surreal and unique. My music makes you want to dance, but has a deeper message about loneliness and confusion if you read the lyrics … ‘Tightrope’ is about the things we crave the most, and how they can bring as much pain as pleasure. The lyric ‘her loving never lets me down’ has a double meaning: relationships can take you to new heights, but also throw you completely off-balance.” Paper Idol’s new EP “Mania Days” is out May 12.