Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

WTF: Album Tacos

Album Tacos? I expected vinyl LPs warmed and folded like tacos. Maybe filled with shredded album covers. Something you might find at Vinyl Frontier. But instead, it’s the majestically taco-fied reinterpretations you see here.

Much like the contents of a Taco Bell taco, you shouldn’t think too hard about it.

See more at Album Tacos. (Thanks, Rich!)

Poster: Neko Case by Chuck Sperry/Firehouse (+bonus live MP3s)
Beer: First Look At Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot Ale. WTF FTW!
WTF: Trololololololololololo
WTF: Pinup Robert Downey Jr
Arcade Fire: 8 Suburbs Covers and 4 Tracks
Art: Record Cover Mix & Match or “Sleeve-Sleeving”

MP3: Friday Five 05.07.10 Ratatat, Wolf Parade, Shout Out Louds, Tame Impala, and Jeff Mangum

Some tasty new tracks to tune in for (from LPs to look out for). Plus, some old Neutral Milk Hotel … After I read how Jeff Mangum just performed live for the first time in 10 years, I dipped into the archives for a live tune from a San Francisco show 14 years ago. Enjoy.

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Ratatat “Party With Children” from LP4

Wolf Parade “Ghost Pressure” from Expo 86

Shout Out Louds “Walls” (Fontän Rework)
from Work

Tame Impala “Runway, Houses, City, Clouds”
from InnerSpeaker

Jeff Mangum “Engine” (live) from
Neutral Milk Hotel live at Aquarius Records, SF 7.4.96

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Rock out with the Umlaut every Friday.

MP3: Friday Five 05.29.09


Here’s some of what spun around this short week.

Surf City “Free The City” from s/t
Patrick Watson “Big Bird In A Small Cage” from Wooden Arms
Bill Callahan “Too Many Birds” from Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle
The Antlers “Two” from Hospice
Neutral Milk Hotel “My Dreamgirl Don’t Exist” Live at Aquarius Records, SF 7.4.96

Frightened Rabbit “Song Against Sex” (Neutral Milk Hotel cover) Live at Reward Boutique, Philly 1.29.09

Rock out with the Umlaut every Friday.