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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 Black Keys, Death Cab For Cutie Remixed, Surfer Blood, Guided By Voices, and The National :: Friday 10.28.11

There’s a shit-ton of new music to add to your shopping list. But I’m only limited to sharing five every week. So enjoy thoroughly.

“Lonely Boy” The Black Keys [follow]

Death Cab For Cutie “Some Boys” (RAC Maury Remix)

Surfer Blood “I’m Not Ready”
from Tarot Classics EP [follow]

Guided By Voices “The Unsinkable Fats Domino”
from Let’s Go Eat The Factory [follow]

The National “Twenty Miles To NH Part 2 (The Philistines Jr.)”
from If A Lot Of Bands Play In The Woods…
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MP3: Wye Oak side project Flock of Dimes, Ben Folds covers Ke$ha, Washed Out, Black Keys cover Buddy Holly, and Seapony :: Friday 05.06.11

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This new track from Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and her new side project Flock of Dimes almost makes up for the fact that Wye Oak is covering Dinosaur Jr on May 22nd—and it’s sold out.

Flock of Dimes (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak) “Prison Bride”

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The idea of Ben Folds covering Ke$ha may not sound like a good idea, but think about it. Anybody doing Ke$ha is better than her, right? This case especially.

Ben Folds “Sleazy” (Ke$ha)

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You’re gonna love this new Washed Out until I lodge this in your head: Moby, Enya, and Caribou havin’ a baby. That is all.

Washed Out “Eyes Be Closed” from Within and Without

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The Black Keys warm up to a fairly restrained take on Buddy Holly. The upcoming tribute LP includes My Morning Jacket, Jenny O., Lou Reed, Modest Mouse, She & Him, and more.

The Black Keys “Dearest” (Buddy Holly) from Rave On Buddy Holly

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If you like your gals sun-drenched, sugar-coated, and covered in a light layer of fuzz (really, who doesn’t), Seapony is here.

Seapony “Blue Star” from Go With Me

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