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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

MP3: Tennis, The Drums, Bombay Bicycle Club, White Denim, and The Antlers (covering The xx)

Be sure to check out today’s 11.11.11 Mix. In the meantime, here’s today’s new five for your shopping and listening pleasure. Enjoy thoroughly.

Tennis “Origins” [follow]
from Origins

The Drums “I Can’t Save Your Life” [follow]
from How It Ended (b-side)

Bombay Bicycle Club “Lights Out, Words Gone” [follow]
from A Different Kind of Fix

White Denim “Handwriting” [follow]
from Takes Place In Your Work Space EP

The Antlers “VCR” (The xx) [follow]
from (Together)

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MP3: The Drums, YesYou, Fool’s Gold, Mates of State, and Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks :: Friday 07.15.11

Here’s what’s been swirling between the ears this week. Enjoy thoroughly.

The Drums “Money” from Money

YesYou “Half of It”download ]

Fool’s Gold “Wild Window”
from Leave No Trace

Mates of State “Maracas”
from Mountaintops

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks “Tigers”
from Mirror Traffic

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MP3: Friday Five 10.01.10 The Drums, Twin Sister, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Cotton Jones, and The Lucksmiths

Yesterday, Richard Belzer’s Vampire Music Video hit the web and the very next day October hits. Spooky, no? Here’s the first Friday Five. Enjoy thoroughly.

The Drums “Let’s Go Surfing” from s/t

Twin Sister “All Around and Away We Go” from Color Your Life

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. “Simple Girl” from Horse Power EP

Cotton Jones “Glorylight and Christie” from Tall Hours in the Glowstream

The Lucksmiths “The Chapter in Your Life Entitled San Francisco”
from Warmer Corners

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Soundtrack: Tonight’s Super Harvest Moon with Elliott Smith, The Drums, Kid Koala, …

The above was just a regular ‘ole moonrise over some Sonoma vineyards. Tonight’s gonna be a doozy. For the entire northern hemisphere.

This evening’s Autumn Equinox brings the first Super Harvest Moon in 20 years; a rare combo of Summer setting on a full moon. It’ll make nearby Jupiter the second-brightest object in the sky. Step out, crack open some pumpkin beers, and turn up the tunes. Fall’s a-comin’.

Here’s a super soundtrack:

Elliott Smith “Harvest Moon” (Neil Young)

The Kinks “Autumn Almanac”

Moonbabies “Crime O’ The Moon” from The Orange Billboard

Thin Lizzy “Dancing In The Moonlight” from Greatest Hits

Les Paul & Mary Ford “How High The Moon”

The King of France “Moon”

The Drums “Me and the Moon”

Yo La Tengo “Autumn Sweater” (Kevin Shield Remix)

Kid Koala “Moon River”

King Cresosote “Lavender Moon”
from Kenny And Beth’s Musakal Boat Rides

Modest Mouse “Autumn Beds” from Whale Song 7″

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Here’s times for the Super Harvest Moon on 9.22.10:

San Francisco 7:08 pm

Chicago 6:49 pm

New York 6:54 pm [more times]

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Here’s a fun fact to throw out, when the music’s over:

Q: What does “Sonoma” mean and what language is it from?

Vintage Sign: Sonoma Valley of the Moon

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MP3: Friday Five 08.06.10 Antony covers John Lennon, Sea and Cake cover David Bowie, The Drums, Com Truise, and Black Mountain

A couple tasty covers to ease into the weekend rawk. Enjoy thoroughly.

Antony and the Johnsons “Imagine” (John Lennon)
from Thank You For Your Love EP

The Sea and Cake “Sound & Vision” (David Bowie)
from One Bedroom

The Drums “Me and the Moon” from s/t

Com Truise “Sundriped” from Cyanide Sisters EP

Black Mountain “The Hair Song” from Wilderness Heart

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MP3: Friday Five 09.18.09

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Stoked for the new Land of Talk LP. They’re playing Du Nord for $10(!) in November. This Magnetic Zeros track has been stuck in my head all week. And the recent news about Pavement touring somehow brought Beulah to mind, too. Whatever happened to them? Ben at Blocshop turned me on to The Drums. Keep an eye on them. Enjoy.

Land Of Talk “May You Never” from Fun and Laughter
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Home” from s/t
Beulah “Score From Augusta” from When Your Heartstrings Break
Pavement “Spit On A Stranger” from Terror Twilight
The Drums “Don’t Be A Jerk, Jonny” from Summertime!

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