Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

MP3: Friday Five 07.09.10 with Of Montreal, Modest Mouse Cover by Blackbird Blackbird, Kisses, Cults, and Fanfarlo Live

Was only in LA for one day this week. Here’s what I rocked out to the rest of the time. Enjoy.

of Montreal “Coquet Coquette” from False Priest

Blackbird Blackbird “Float On (Modest Mouse)”
from Summer Heart

Kisses “People Can Do The Most Amazing Things”
from People Can Do The Most Amazing Things 7″s pre-order

Cults “Oh My God” from Adult Swim Singles Project

Fanfarlo “Luna (live)”
from Live at Amoeba Hollywood 2.17.10 see video

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MP3: Friday Five 06.04.10 Calexico covers Arcade Fire, School of Seven Bells Remix, Fanfarlo on Twilight Soundtrack, She & Him, and I’m not a Band

A bunch of new tunes and an old cover by Calexico that’ll hopefully tide you over ’til more new Arcade Fire. Enjoy!

I’m not a Band “I’m not a Band” from self released

School of Seven Bells “Windstorm” (A Place To Bury Strangers Remix) from Windstorm Single

Calexico “Ocean of Noise” (Arcade Fire)
from Intervention 7”

Fanfarlo “Atlas” from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse OST

She & Him “Fools Rush In” (Johnny Mercer / Rube Bloom)
from Levis Pioneer Sessions 2010

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MP3: Friday Five 04.22.10 New Broken Social Scene, Band of Horses, Ash Reiter, Wake Up Lucid, and Fanfarlo cover Fleetwood Mac

Here’s what swirled around the Ümlaut during this blur of a week. Enjoy.

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Ash Reiter “Paper Diamonds” from s/t

Broken Social Scene “Art House Director”
from Forgiveness Rock Record pre-order

Fanfarlo “What Makes You Think You’re The One” (Fleetwood Mac)
from You Are One 7”

Wake Up Lucid “Words” from Look Alive People

Band of Horses “Factory” from Infinite Arms

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MP3: Friday Five 08.28.09

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Retreating to a mellow place just in time for things to get bat-shit crazy. Or is it, even bat-shit-ier crazy?

Sunset “The World Is Awaiting” from The Glowing City

Fanfarlo “Finish Line” from Reservoir

School of Seven Bells “Connjur” (Acoustic) from
Stereogum Decomposed Session

Elvis Costello “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?”
(Acoustic) from Village Music Farewell Show, Mill Valley, CA 2007.05.03

Rainer Ptacek “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Willy Nelson/Donny Mauldin)
from KXCI Sound Factory Recording Studio 1986.04.08

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MP3: Friday Five 07.17.09


In all the craziness of this last week, here’s what’s managed to catch my ear.

Matt & Kim “Cutdown” from Grand

Fanfarlo “I’m A Pilot” from Reservoir

Smith Westerns “Be My Girl” from s/t

Revolver “Luke, Mike, and John” from Music For A While

Best Coast “Sun Was High (So Was I)” from self released

Rock out with the Umlaut every Friday.