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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: First Aid Kit, new Karen O, Nurses, Washed Out, and Superchunk :: Friday 11.04.11

Tons of goodies to go shoppin’ for this week. And a live sample from an album that’ll hopefully be out soon, a gorgeous duet off Karen O‘s “psycho opera” Stop The Virgens. Enjoy thoroughly.

First Aid Kit “The Lion’s Roar” [follow]
from The Lion’s Roar

Karen O “Duet” w/Jason P Grisell [follow]
from Live on WNYC 10.19.11

Nurses “Fever Dreams” [follow]
from Dracula

Washed Out “Call It Off” [follow]
from Amor Fati

Superchunk “Where Eagles Dare” (Misfits) [follow]
from Halloween ’11

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Adv: Grizzly Bear Lottery Commercial, Karen O Adidas
MP3: Karen O, Handsome Furs, Land of Talk
MP3: Wye Oak side project Flock of Dimes, Ben Folds covers Ke$ha, Washed Out, Black Keys cover Buddy Holly, and Seapony
MP3: Karen O Where The Wild Things Are
Beer+Vinyl: The Utica Club National Carbonation Beer Drinking Song 7″, 1968
Remix: Album Covers Recreated With DC Super Heroes
Video: Vanishing Point Is Abstract LP Cover Trip-Out

MP3: Friday Five 09.17.10 Superchunk, Tiger Choir, Lower Dens, The Radio Dept., Maximum Balloon with Karen O

Lots of killer albums out recently (and soon) to put on your shopping list. Some tastes below. Enjoy thoroughly.

Superchunk “My Gap Feels Weird” from Majesty Shredding [follow]

Tiger Choir “Young Loving” [myspace]

Lower Dens “I Get Nervous” from Twin-Hand Movement [follow]

The Radio Dept. “The New Improved Hypocrisy”
from The New Improved Hypocrisy [site]

Maximum Balloon “Communion” (feat. Karen O) from s/t [follow]

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MP3: Friday Five 06.25.10 Superchunk, Samantha Crain, Jenny and Johnny, Unbunny, Brock Enright & Kirsten Deirup

Got a grip o’ goods to add to your shopping list … Sugary pop genius from Superchunk that’ll hit shelves July. Deceptively powerful pipes of Samantha Crain. Jenny Lewis‘ his & her project Jenny and Johnny. Jangly, end-of-night rawk from Unbunny. And a sweet, head-noddin’ electro strive from Brock Enright‘s latest (thanks, Jessi!). Enjoy the weekend, folks.

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Superchunk “Digging For Something” from Digging For Something 7″
(feat. John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats) PRE-ORDER »

Samantha Crain “Up On The Table” from You (Understood)

Jenny and Johnny “Scissor Runner” from s/t

Unbunny “Landslide” from Moon Food

Brock Enright & Kirsten Deirup “Maybe” from Torben

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MP3: Friday Five 04.17.09


Some new tunes this week. And a couple older ones to prep for tonight’s Devendra show at the Mystic in Petaluma. Enjoy.

Superchunk “Misfits And Mistakes” from Leaves in the Gutter EP

The Hold Steady “Chips Ahoy” (live) from A Positive Rage

The Shins “Plenty Is Never Enough” (Tenemant Halls cover)
from Score! 20 Years of Merge, the Covers

T. Rex “Cosmic Dancer” from Electric Warrior

Devendra Banhart “At The Hop” from Niño Rojo

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