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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

MP3 Mix: This Year Goes To 11.11.11

Hot off the heels of Palindrome Day the eleven day of the eleventh month of the two thousand and eleventh year. Otherwise known as, Nigel Tufnel Day. To celebrate, we’re sharing our 11 Most Räwkin Tunes of 2011’s Friday Fives.

In no particular order…

  1. Dananananaykroyd “All Us Authors”  (via)
  2. Forgetters (Blake Schwarzenback) “The Night Accelerates” (via)
  3. Mind Spiders “No Romance” (via)
  4. Rooftop Vigilantes “Copper Is Free” (via)
  5. “Lonely Boy” The Black Keys (via)
  6. Wilco “I Might” (via)
  7. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks “Senator” (via)
  8. WATERS (ex-Port O’Brien) “For The One” (via)
  9. Man Man “Knuckle Down” (via)
  10. Yuck “Get Away” (via)
  11. Superchunk “Where Eagles Dare” (Misfits) (via)


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MP3: The Drums, YesYou, Fool’s Gold, Mates of State, and Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks :: Friday 07.15.11

Here’s what’s been swirling between the ears this week. Enjoy thoroughly.

The Drums “Money” from Money

YesYou “Half of It”download ]

Fool’s Gold “Wild Window”
from Leave No Trace

Mates of State “Maracas”
from Mountaintops

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks “Tigers”
from Mirror Traffic

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MP3: Mister Heavenly (ex- Man Man, Unicorns), Stephen Malkmus, Blake Mills, J Mascis Acoustic, and Robert Pollard :: Friday 06.10.11

Lots to add to your list. Keep an ear out for the Beck-produced track from Stephen Malkmus (LP out 8/23), released just in time for Weinergate to, uh, expose itself. Enjoy thoroughly.

Mister Heavenly “Pineapple Girl”
from Out of Love [follow]

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks “Senator”
from Mirror Traffic [follow]

Blake Mills “Hey Lover”
from Break Mirrors [follow]

J Mascis “Several Shades of Why” (Daytrotter)
from Big Orange Studios Session 6.6.2011 [download session]

Robert Pollard “In A Circle”
from Lord of the Birdcage [Lord of the Birdcage]

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Pics: Mister Heavenly with Michael Cera at Cafe Du Nord San Francisco
MP3: Man Man, Thao & Mirah, Starfucker, TV Torso, and The National (feat. Sharon Van Etton)
MP3: Clues (ex-Unicorns)
MP3: The Breeders w/J Mascis

MP3: Friday Five 09.18.09

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Stoked for the new Land of Talk LP. They’re playing Du Nord for $10(!) in November. This Magnetic Zeros track has been stuck in my head all week. And the recent news about Pavement touring somehow brought Beulah to mind, too. Whatever happened to them? Ben at Blocshop turned me on to The Drums. Keep an eye on them. Enjoy.

Land Of Talk “May You Never” from Fun and Laughter
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Home” from s/t
Beulah “Score From Augusta” from When Your Heartstrings Break
Pavement “Spit On A Stranger” from Terror Twilight
The Drums “Don’t Be A Jerk, Jonny” from Summertime!

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