Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

MP3: Friday Five 07.30.10 Kid Cudi x Best Coast x Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Built to Spill remixed as The Electronic Anthology Project, Dept. of Eagles, live Arcade Fire, and Bowerbirds

This week’s Friday Five comes to you from sunny LA. Enjoy thoroughly.

“All Summer” Kid Cudi x Best Coast x Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij from Converse

The Electronic Anthology Project (Built to Spill) “Eels” (Else remix) from s/t [order here]

Department of Eagles “While We’re Young” from Archives 2003-2006

Arcade Fire “No Cars Go” (live) from Impossible Music Fest 2010

Bowerbirds “Northern Lights” from Upper Air

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Adv: Grizzly Bear do Lottery Dream Commercial

Patrick Daughters, who directed the Grizzly Bear‘s crazily-eyed Two Weeks video, handled this spot for Washington’s Lottery. Their second commercial appearance since VW PunchDub.

Although the effects merit repeat viewings, there’s something off about the editing of the music and visuals. Sure, they’re both gorgeous. They’re just not so great in bed together. (via Stereogum)


Karen O x Squeak E. Clean‘s “Hello Tomorrow” for Adidas Spike Jonze. Dreamy indeed.

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Cover: Grizzly Bear, Maritime do Hot Chip’s Boy From School

Two different takes. One faithful. One almost spiritual. All good. Enjoy.

Maritime “Boy From School” (Hot Chip) Bonus Track
from Heresy and the Hotel Choir

Grizzly Bear “Boy From School” (Hot Chip)
from B-Sides and Rarities

Hot Chip “Boy From School” from The Warning

***New Hot Chip One Life Stand out February 1st!***

Video/MP3: Homeless Mustard Sings Radiohead’s Creep, Has Great Beard
MP3: Friday Five 04.03.09 Double-LP Covers Edition
Remix: Album Covers Recreated With DC Super Heroes
Awesome: Classic Album Cover Art Extended

MP3: Friday Five 09.04.09

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Here’s a few tunes that fit our current space in time. That weird spot where Summer meets Fall. And where the 3-day weekend bleeds into the 7-day work week.

Grizzly Bear x Michael McDonald “While You Wait For The Others”
from the While You Wait For The Others single

My Morning Jacket “West End Girls” (Pet Shop Boys)
from Early Recordings, Chapter 2: Learning

Midlake “Roscoe” Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Remix
from Re-Animation Vol. 1

Sébastian Tellier “Le Long De La Riviere Tendre”
from Late Night Tales: Air

Washed Out “Hold Out” from Life of Leisure EP

BONUS: Fall’s comin
Donovan “Season of the Witch” from Greatest Hits

Rock out with the Umlaut every Friday.

MP3: Friday Five 06.19.09


Some old. Some new. Some for chillin’. Some for shakin’. All for your weekend. That is, if you get one.

Broken Social Scene “New Country” Live on KVRX 2003
Daniel Rossen “Waterfall” (Judee Sill) from Crayon Angel: Tribute To the Music of Judee Sill
Camera Obscura “My Maudlin Career” from My Maudlin Career
Fiery Furnaces “Here Comes The Summer” from s/t ep
MGMT “Kids” from Oracular Spectacular

Rock out with the Umlaut every Friday.