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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

MP3: Porcelain Raft, The Pharmacy, First Aid Kit, Y La Bamba, and Bon Iver x The Chieftains

Much to add to your shopping list on this week’s 5ive. Enjoy thoroughly.

Porcelain Raft “Drifting In And Out” [follow]
from Strange Weekend

The Pharmacy “Dig Your Grave” [follow]
from Dig Your Grave

First Aid Kit “Wolf” (Bonus Track) [follow]
from The Lion’s Roar

Y La Bamba [follow]
from Court The Storm

The Chieftains w/ Bon Iver “Down in the Willow” [follow]
from Voice of Ages

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MP3: First Aid Kit (live)
MP3: Bon Iver x James Blake
Mashup: Bon Iver x Marvin Gaye “How Sweet Is Emma’s Love”
Music: Lykke Li x Bon Iver “Dance Dance Dance”


MP3: Bon Iver x James Blake, Tokyo Police Club cover Jimmy Eat World, The Quakes cover Echo & The Bunnymen, Male Bonding, and SF’s Girls :: Friday 08.26.11

What a week of surprises. An earthquake rattled NYCSteve Jobs terminated himself. And a hurricane’s coming out of nowhere to slap the NE somethin’ fierce. So why not some equally unexpected collaborations, covers, and other tunes? Damn right. Enjoy thoroughly.

Bon Iver x James Blake “Fall Creek Boys Choir”

Tokyo Police Club “Sweetness” (Jimmy Eat World)
feat. Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit

The Quakes “The Killing Moon” (Echo & The Bunnymen)
more at Cover Me

Male Bonding “Tame The Sun” from Endless Now

Girls “Honey Bunny” from Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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MP3: New Wilco, Tallest Man on Earth, Pat Jordache, Other Lives, and Bon Iver Covering Bonnie Raitt :: Friday 07.01.11

A rompin’ stompin’, and very promising, new Wilco tune. Plus, some mellow-vibed lovelies to ease into the weekend. Enjoy thoroughly.

Wilco “I Might”
from I Might b/w I Love My Label

The Tallest Man on Earth “In The Pockets”
from s/t EP (Vinyl re-release)

Pat Jordache “Phantom Limb”
from Future Songs

Other Lives “For 12″
from Tamer Animals

Bon Iver “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (Bonnie Raitt)

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MP3: new Bon Iver, Something Fierce, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Here We Go Magic, The Cars, and Digitalism x Julian Casablancas :: Friday 05.20.11

One fantastic set of new tunes. And a lil’ bonus. You know, for the Rapture. Enjoy thoroughly.

Something Fierce “Empty Screens”
from Don’t Be So Cruel

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. “Skeletons”
from It’s A Corporate World

Here We Go Magic “Song In Three”
from The January EP

The Cars “Sad Song”
from Move Like This

Digitalism “Forrest Gump” (feat. Julian Casablancas)
from I Love You Dude

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Bon Iver “Calgary” from Bon Iver

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MP3: Friday Five 02.05.10

It’s been a long year, everybody. But we’re gonna make it. Look it’s already February …

Aloha “Moonless March” from Home Acres

Kite Club “Going Swimming” from Esoterica

Fredrik “Mujina / Locked In The Basement” from Trilogi

M. Ward “Sadie” (Joanna Newsom cover) live take

Peter Gabriel “Flume” (Bon Iver cover) from Scratch My Back

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MP3: Friday Five 10.16.09

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Couple great soundtracks hitting the market you should definitely pick up. Plus, a couple bands you may not have heard enough of. Yet.

Sea Wolf “The Violet Hour” from The Twilight Saga: New Moon OST

Bon Iver x St. Vincent “Roslyn” from The Twilight Saga: New Moon OST

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down “Know Better Learn Faster”
from Know Better Learn Faster

Karen O and the Kids “Hidaway” from Where The Wild Things Are OST

ArpLine “Rope” from Test

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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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Spotted: Moustache Handles at Fox Theater in Oakland

Fox Theater Moustache Handles

Spotted these handlebar door handles at last night’s Bon Iver show at the Fox. I know I’ve got Whiskerino on the membrane, but these were just too rad not to share.

Bon Iver on the Fox Theater Marquee


MP3: Friday Five 08.14.09

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What a weird, weird afternoon. Here’s what’s swirling between my ears:

Twink “Pussy Cat” from The Broken Record
Now, Now Every Children “Cars” from Cars
Volcano Choir “Islands, IS” from Unmap (Bon Iver side project)
TV On The Radio “Mr Grieves” (The Pixies) from Young Liars
The Breeders “Do You Love Me Now Jr.” (feat. J Mascis)
from Divine Hammer EP

RIP Les Paul:
Les Paul & Mary Ford “How High The Moon”

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Mashup: Bon Iver x Marvin Gaye “How Sweet Is Emma’s Love”


A little sloppy in the beginning, but things start jelling ’bout halfway through.

Bon Iver x Marvin Gaye “How Sweet Is Emma’s Love” (team9 edit)

Remixed by the 1-man, 9-piece wonder collective team9 for one of Ministry of Sound‘s Chilled Out comps. Download all 12 tracks here

(via am•fm•pm)


MP3: Friday Five 05.22.09


A cloudy start to Memorial Day weekend? Hope the weather gets fucking nice. Fast.

The Marmalade “I See The Rain” from Nuggets II
The Dodos “Walking” from Visiter
Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros “Johnny Appleseed” from Global A Go-Go
The Radio Dept. “Pulling Our Weight” from Pulling Our Weight EP
13 & God (The Notwist x Themselves) “Perfect Speed” from s/t

BONUS: An extra one for the long weekend …
Bon Iver “Your Love” (The Outfield) Live @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg 12.14.08

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