Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

FNO NYC MP3s: Real Estate, Best Coast, Foster The People, Beach Fossils, and School of Seven Bells

If you’re in NYC the late-night, über-shopping extravaganza Fashion’s Night Out is tonight (9/8) with a grip of free shows, if you can beat past the hordes. Here’s a prêt-à-porter playlist with links to show info down below.

Real Estate @ 44 Mercer Street

Real Estate “It’s Real” from Days [follow]

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Best Coast @ Helmut Lang

Best Coast “Sunny Adventure”
from split 7” with Jeff The Brotherhood [follow]

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Foster The People @ Lacoste

Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks” from Torches [follow]

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Beach Fossils @ Bloomingdale’s

Beach Fossils “Sometimes” from Sometimes [follow]

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School of Seven Bells @ Treasure & Bond

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

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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 08.28.09

Rock out with the Umlaut every Friday

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

Rock out with the Umlaut every Friday.


MP3: Friday Five 03.20.09


This Friday I’m feelin’ the Spring.  These tunes feel it, too.
Rock out with the Ümlaut:  

Of Montreal “Suffer For Fashion” from Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

King of France “Just A Body” from The King of France

Pas/Cal “You Were Too Old For Me” from I Was Raised On Matthew, Mark, Luke & Laura

Malajube “Luna” from Labyrinthes

School of Seven Bells “Connjur” from Alpinisms