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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

MP3: Chairlift, The Weeknd Remix Florence +The Machine, Still Corners, Beirut Live, and R.E.M. covering Richard Thompson :: Friday 10.21.11

Here’s what’s new between my ears this week. And an old cover that’s made it back into rotation. Play ‘em with past Friday Fives. Enjoy thoroughly.

Chairlift “Sidewalk Safari” from Something

Florence + The Machine “Shake It Out” (Weeknd Remix)

Still Corners “Cuckoo” from Creatures of an Hour

Beirut “East Harlem” (Live on WFUV)

R.E.M. “Wall of Death” (Richard Thompson)
from Beat the Retreat: Songs of Richard Thompson



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MP3: Beirut (Live), Andrew Bird, Phantogram, Lana Del Rey (Remix), and Little Dragon :: Friday 10.07.11

Enjoy thoroughly. [Play past Friday Fives]

Beirut “Goshen” (live at WFUV)
via TheAlternateSide

Andrew Bird “Night Sky”
from OST Norman

Phantogram “Don’t Move”
from Nightlife

Lana Del Rey “Video Games” (Club Clique For the Bad Girls Remix)

Little Dragon “Feather”
from Machine Dreams

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MP3: 2 New Beirut Tracks, LP Release Date, Tour

Though Beirut has released these tunes into the wild as a limited-edition 7″ (on sweet, colored vinyl no less), on August 30th they’ll be released on their new full length in four years, entitled The Rip Tide. Judging by the opening tracks alone, I’ll be pre-ordering this bad boy first chance I get. Just lovely.

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MP3: Friday Five 10.02.09

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Thanks to Tim for the Arcade Bowie and early Beirut demos. And to Ben for some new Air.

Girls “Lust For Life” from Album

Times New Viking “Move To California” from Born Again Revisited

Air “Eat My Beat” from Love 2

Arcade Fire & David Bowie “Wake Up” (live) from Fashion Rocks 2005

Real People (Pre-Beirut) “We Follow You Around”
from The Joys of Losing Weight

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MP3: Friday Five 09.25.09

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Some new tunes, some live tunes, and some bonus tunes (in tribute to last night’s show). Enjoy your weekend, folks.

Devendra Banhart “Baby” from What Will Be
Fool’s Gold “Surprise Hotel” from s/t
Beirut “Nantes” (live) from KEXP 03.10.2007
The Ruby Suns “Oh, Mojave” from Sea Lion
Rattail “Keeper” from self released

Bon Iver “Brackett, WI” from Dark Was The Night
Bon Iver x Bowerbirds “Lovin’s For Fools” (Sarah Siskland) live
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MP3: Friday Five 05.08.09


We’re catching Patrick Watson at Cafe Du Nord on Saturday. Highly recommended.

Patrick Watson “Giver” from Close To Paradise

The Veils “Sit Down By The Fire” from Sun Gangs

Q Lazzarus “Goodbye Horses” from Goodbye Horses/White Lines single (Yes, this puts the lotion in the basket)

Beirut “My Night With The Prostitute From Marseille” from Big Change: Songs for FINCA

Mogwai “The Sun Smells Too Loud” from The Hawk Is Howling

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