Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

MP3: Sharon Van Etten, Atlas Sound, Wye Oak, Golden GRRRLS, and Karen O x Trent Reznor :: Friday 12.02.11

A grip of great tunes to add to your shopping list.
Best played back-to-back like a r-a-d-i-o.

Sharon Van Etten “Serpents”  [follow]
from Tramp

Atlas Sound “Mona Lisa”  [follow]
from Parallax

Wye Oak “Strangers” (The Kinks)  [follow]
from Strangers / Mother

Golden GRRRLS “Red Sea”  [follow]
from New Pop / Red Sea

Karen O x Trent Reznor x Atticus Ross “Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin)
[follow] from OST The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo [free sampler]


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MP3: Tennis covers The Zombies, Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx, Power Player, Russian Circles, and King Krule :: Friday 10.14.11

Here’s what’s caught my ears this week. Play ‘em back-to-back with past Friday Fives. Enjoy thoroughly.

Tennis “Tell Her No” (The Zombies) [follow]
from Tell Her No

Kavinksy & Lovefoxxx “Nightcall”
from Drive OST

Power Player “Waterguns & Rabbits” [follow]
from Waterguns & Rabbits

Russian Circles “Mladek” [follow]
from Empros

King Krule “The Noose of Jah City” [follow]
from King Krule EP


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MP3: Nick Cave x Neko Case cover the Zombies “She’s Not There” for True Blood
MP3: Friday Five 11.04.10 New Smith Westerns, Tennis, Air Waves, Tapes ‘n Tapes, and Jónsi
Bloopy: The Pixies “Where Is My Mind?” 8-Bit Chiptune
MP3: Adele Covers The Cure, The Strokes
SF: Headin’ to the Bay Bridge? Honk If You Love Zombies
Listen: M. Ward Covers Joanna Newsom, Led Zeppelin
The National: New Single from Portal 2 Soundtrack
Trailer Remix: Dist’rbing Strokes & More


The National: New Single from Portal 2 Soundtrack

Oh, happy day. Not only was Portal 2 released, but this single from  The National, too. It’s a piano-driven number, much like  their contribution to the Win Win Soundtrack, only more chilly. Gorgeous nonetheless. Even if the cake is still a lie. Purchase it here.

The National “Exile Vilify” from the game Portal 2 [BUY on iTunes]

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Music: Anamanaguchi Makes Music From Hacked NES Circa ‘85
MP3: Man Man, Thao & Mirah, Starfucker, TV Torso, and The National (feat. Sharon Van Etton) :: Friday Five 03.18.11
Epic: Fly Through the New Bulletstorm Trailer
MP3: The National release High Violet Expanded Edition
Tron: New Poster Cool in Japanese, Cooler with Umlauts


MP3: Man Man, Thao & Mirah, Starfucker, TV Torso, and The National (feat. Sharon Van Etton) :: Friday Five 03.18.11

Alas, another week has passed. Here’s what’s been echoing ’round the Ümlaut. Enjoy thoroughly.

Man Man “Knuckle Down” from Life Fantastic

Thao & Mirah “Eleven (ft. tUnE-YarDs)” from s/t

Starfucker “Death as a Fetish” from Reptilians

TV Torso “Elegy” from Status Quo Vadis

The National “Think You Can Wait (feat. Sharon Van Etten)”
from Win Win Soundtrack

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TRON: New Daft Punk “Derezzed” Music Video

There’s still ten days ’til TRON: Legacy release in theaters but today in stores we get See the rest »


Tron: New Poster Cool in Japanese, Cooler with Umlauts

Lotta Tron news this week. Not only did they release the Japanese poster for Tron: Legacy, they announced that 30 minutes of the movie will be shown at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 23rd (via). Start packin’.

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Here’s a look at the necessarily umlauted (örökség means heritage) international poster featuring Beau Garrett.

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TR2N: New Tron Legacy Comic-Con Trailer and Daft Punk Soundtrack Release Date

The Tron Legacy soundtrack is getting released a month before the flick itself: November 23.

Hear snippets of six of the Daft Punk songs at this radio station’s site. They’re dark, dramatic, and bass-y in all the right ways. Though not as immediately rocking as the incredible Tron Shiryu Remix (love it!!).


More backstory. More arcade. More blue lines and lightbike-y awesomeness. More reasons to screw patience and cryogenically freeze yourself until December 17. [via Electronic Rumors]

Mashup: Tron 2 Trailer x Michael Jackson Beat It “tr2nit”
Bid: Tron Light Cycle on eBay
Look: New Tron Legacy Trailer, New Daft Punk Remix by Shiryu