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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

MP3: New from The National, Telekinesis, Bombay Bicycle Club, Room E Alpha Method Remix, and The Sandwitches :: Friday 12.09.11

An advance listen of a new National tune plus a bunch of others you can shop for right now. Shop musically. Enjoy thoroughly.

The National “Rylan” (live) [follow]
from Q LIVE in Toronto, Glenn Gould Studio

Telekinesis “Please Ask For Help” [follow]
from 12 Desperate Straight Lines

Bombay Bicycle Club “Shuffle” [follow]
from A Different Kind of Fix

Room E “Polar Bear” (Alpha Method Remix) [follow]
from Polar Bear (single)

The Sandwitches “Joe Says” [follow]
from Mrs. Jones’ Cookies

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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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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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MP3: Friday Five 11.26.10 new Wolf Parade, The National, Iron & Wine, OMD covering The XX, and Banjo Or Freakout

It’s the Cyber Monday Black Friday Five. Here to cram even more on your shopping list. Enjoy thoroughly.

Wolf Parade “Agents of Love” from Semi-Precious Stone single

The National “Wake Up Your Saints” from High Violet, Expanded Edition

Iron & Wine “Walking Far From Home” (single)

OMD “VCR” (The xx) rough mix

Banjo Or Freakout “105″ (single)

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MP3: Friday Five 03.26.10

Two trips to LA in two days. Between ‘em, I managed to hear these five new tracks from upcoming LPs I am thoroughly stoked on. Well, one isn’t new. It’s just live. Whatever. I’m tired. Enjoy.

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The New Pornographers “Crash Years” from Crash Years (Single)
Broken Social Scene “Forced To Love” from Forgiveness Rock Record
The National “Bloodbuzz Ohio” from High Violet
Phoenix “Armistice” from Live in Sidney
Metric “Black Sheep” from OST Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

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MP3: Friday Five 08.07.09


Summer’s coming to a close here, people. Get out there and enjoy the damn thing already.

Mariachi El Bronx “I Would Die 4 U” (Prince) from Cell Mates
Casio Kids “Gront Lys I Alle Ledd” from Gront Lys I Alle Ledd
The Big Pink “Dominos” from Dominos
Port O’Brien “Sour Milk / Salt Water” from Threadbare
Ron Wood “Mystifies Me” from I’ve Got My Own Album To Do

RIP John Hughes:
The National “Pretty In Pink” (Psychedelic Furs) from
Daytrotter Session 07.09.07

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