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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

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 05.28.10 New Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, Protistas, Toro Y Moi, Beach Fossils, The Tallest Man on Earth cover Paul Simon

What’s your soundtrack for the three-day weekend?
All the Friday Fives back-to-back:

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Toro Y Moi “Leave Everywhere” from Leave Everywhere 7”

Beach Fossils “Sometimes” from Sometimes

Arcade Fire “The Suburbs” from The Suburbs single

Wolf Parade “Palm Road” from Expo 86

Protistas “Mi Pieza / Atrapo en el Supermercado”
from EP1

The Tallest Man on Earth “Graceland” (Paul Simon)
from King of Spain b-side

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MP3: Friday Five 05.07.10 Ratatat, Wolf Parade, Shout Out Louds, Tame Impala, and Jeff Mangum

Some tasty new tracks to tune in for (from LPs to look out for). Plus, some old Neutral Milk Hotel … After I read how Jeff Mangum just performed live for the first time in 10 years, I dipped into the archives for a live tune from a San Francisco show 14 years ago. Enjoy.

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Ratatat “Party With Children” from LP4

Wolf Parade “Ghost Pressure” from Expo 86

Shout Out Louds “Walls” (Fontän Rework)
from Work

Tame Impala “Runway, Houses, City, Clouds”
from InnerSpeaker

Jeff Mangum “Engine” (live) from
Neutral Milk Hotel live at Aquarius Records, SF 7.4.96

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