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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

MP3: Friday Five 10.29.10 Generationals, Fang Island, Crystal Castles + Robert Smith, Devendra Banhart Covers David Bowie, and Twin Shadow

Enjoy thoroughly. [Hear past Friday Fives here]

Generationals “Trust” from Trust EP

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Fang Island feat. Andrew W.K. “Patterns On The Wall”

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Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith “Not In Love”

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Devendra Banhart and Megapuss “Sound  And Vision”
from We Were So Turned On: A Tribute To David Bowie

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Twin Shadow w/ Hooray For Earth “A Place We Like”
from Forget (Bonus Track)

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MP3: Friday Five 12.04.09

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With Sunday holding a trip to the Mission for Blue Ribbon Salvage at SF Indie Mart, the first track is the perfect way to start things off (at least in name). The rest are just a cross section of this week’s rotation. Enjoy.

Devendra Banhart “16th and Valencia Roxy Music”
from What Will We Be

Mariachi El Bronx “Cell Mates” from El Bronx

Mon Khmer “Birthplace” from s/t

Port O’Brien “Is This Really What’s It’s Come To?”
from Winter 7”

RJD2 feat. Kenna “Games You Can Win”
from The Colossus

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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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Show Report: Devendra Banhart at the Mystic Theatre, Petaluma 04.17.09

Mystic Theatre Marque with Devendra

A night of many firsts … My first time at the historic Mystic. My first Devendra show. Plus, a setlist crammed with a ton of songs performed live for the very first time. Including an impromptu first by an audience member.

Here’s pics from my crappy camera … See the rest »


MP3: Friday Five 04.17.09


Some new tunes this week. And a couple older ones to prep for tonight’s Devendra show at the Mystic in Petaluma. Enjoy.

Superchunk “Misfits And Mistakes” from Leaves in the Gutter EP

The Hold Steady “Chips Ahoy” (live) from A Positive Rage

The Shins “Plenty Is Never Enough” (Tenemant Halls cover)
from Score! 20 Years of Merge, the Covers

T. Rex “Cosmic Dancer” from Electric Warrior

Devendra Banhart “At The Hop” from Niño Rojo

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