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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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Music: Thao Nguyen Photographed by Jonathan Ratcliff for SPIN

See the full photo of Thao on Jonathan Ratcliff's Flickr page

SPIN just got around to naming Thao with the Get Down Stay Down “Hot New Band”, and Friend of the Umlaut Jonathan Ratcliff (see Ferocious Few 4.27.09) was picked to shoot her in San Francisco. Nice work, man!

Hear Thao MP3s on the Umlaut:

“Know Better Learn Faster” (via Friday Five 10.16.09)
“Swimming Pools” (via Friday Five 7.31.09)

Want more music? Rock out with the Umlaut every Friday.

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