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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

MP3: Feist Beck Remix, Carousel, Unicycle Loves You, Islands, Sean Hayes Outtake :: Friday 12.16.11

Give it a close listen ‘cuz you’re gonna dig.
Play ‘em against past 5ives and enjoy thoroughly.

Feist “How Come You Never Go There” (Beck Remix) [follow]

Carousel “The Thrill” [follow]
from 26 Allston EP

Unicycle Loves You “Wow Wave Cinema” [follow]
from Failure

Islands “This Is Not A Song” [follow]
from Asleep & A Forgetting

Sean Hayes “When We Fall In” (feat. Frazey Ford) [follow]
from Outtakes and Alternatives

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6 MP3s: The Halloween Mix of the Beast

Six treats. One of ‘em is a Thai trick.

Stick around for the bonus video and have a Happy Halloween, y’all. Enjoy thoroughly.

“Monster Mash” from Selebrities
[featured in the Skateboarding Vampires video]

“The Ghost Who Walks” Karen Elson

The Unicorns “Tuff Ghost”

Dead Man’s Bones “My Body’s A Zombie For You”

The Postmarks “Every Day Is Halloween” (Ministry)

Chai Muansing “Pee Kow Pee Ork” (Ghosts Come And Go)




MP3: Mister Heavenly (ex- Man Man, Unicorns), Stephen Malkmus, Blake Mills, J Mascis Acoustic, and Robert Pollard :: Friday 06.10.11

Lots to add to your list. Keep an ear out for the Beck-produced track from Stephen Malkmus (LP out 8/23), released just in time for Weinergate to, uh, expose itself. Enjoy thoroughly.

Mister Heavenly “Pineapple Girl”
from Out of Love [follow]

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks “Senator”
from Mirror Traffic [follow]

Blake Mills “Hey Lover”
from Break Mirrors [follow]

J Mascis “Several Shades of Why” (Daytrotter)
from Big Orange Studios Session 6.6.2011 [download session]

Robert Pollard “In A Circle”
from Lord of the Birdcage [Lord of the Birdcage]

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Pics: Mister Heavenly with Michael Cera at Cafe Du Nord San Francisco
MP3: Man Man, Thao & Mirah, Starfucker, TV Torso, and The National (feat. Sharon Van Etton)
MP3: Clues (ex-Unicorns)
MP3: The Breeders w/J Mascis


Peek: Mister Heavenly with Michael Cera at Cafe Du Nord San Francisco

(yes, this is the best pic my crappy cam could capture)

Mister Heavenly, the super-ish trio of Nick “Diamonds” Thorburn (The Unicorns / Islands), Honus Honus (Man Man), and Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse), played their third show last night. And yet again they were joined by Michael Cera on bass. Apparently he’s only playing with the band during their current tour opening for Passion Pit.

The show was surprisingly great. A surprise since, well, they haven’t released any tunes yet. It was only a few days ago Sub Pop announced their signing. All I knew was their self-described sound as “Doom-wop” (a combo of doo-wop and doomed love songs). After hearing ‘em, that’s not too far off. And hot-damn, that Honus Honus has an amazingly raw ‘n throaty croon. Expect good things.

No CDs for sale. But they did have these handsome shirts:

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Video: Modest Mouse “Whale Song” by Nando Costa
MP3: Friday Five 10.30.09 (Unicorns, more)
Trailer: Arrested Development Documentary (Fan-made and Fantastic)
Video: Journey Through Art History In “70 Million”
MP3: Friday Five 07.10.09 (w/Clues, ex-Unicorns)


MP3: Friday Five and Halloween Six 10.30.09

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Hope everybody gets freaky this weekend. Happy Halloween!

Surfer Blood “Floating Vibes” from Astro Coast

Adele “Last Nite” (The Strokes) from BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

The Sandwitches “Back to the Sea” from
How To Make Ambient Sadcake

Thin Lizzy “Dancing In The Moonlight” from Greatest Hits

Philip Lynot “Old Town” (Chronovisor Mix) from Old Town

The Postmarks “Everyday Is Halloween” (Ministry) from Unsorted
Dead Man’s Bones “My Body’s A Zombie For You” from s/t
Trailer “Ghost In the Invisible Bikini” from Ghouls With Attitude 2
The Unicorns “Tuff Ghost” from Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone
The Cramps “Zombie Dance” from Songs The Lord Taught Us
Misfits “Astro Zombies” from Coffin Box, Disc 3: Sessions

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MP3: Friday Five 07.10.09


Four new tunes discovered this week. And one cover I got off a FecalFace podcast many moons ago. Could never track down more by that artist though. Enjoy.

Clues (ex-Unicorns) “Approach The Throne” from s/t

Dinosaur Jr “Tarpit” (live Pitchfork.tv Session) from I Don’t Want To Go There 7”

Throw Me The Statue “Ancestors” from Creaturesque

Great Lake Swimmers “Pulling On A Line” from Lost Channels

Namesake “Space Age Love Song” (Flock of Seagulls cover) from ???

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