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Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009

An abridged version of Q-Tip’s ode to hip hop, from last year’s The Renaissance, now has a very cool video, in spite/because of some cartoonishly dorky, family reunion-caliber dance moves from Tip and Norah.


In other news, Kamaal the Abstract finally saw a proper release last month after eight years of wasting away in album purgatory, and you can stream it at Q-Tip’s MySpace and wonder why bad things happen to good albums.



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Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009

Molina & Johnson
Molina & Johnson
(Secretly Canadian)
Releasing: 3 November


The first leaked track from Molina & Johnson, the new collaboration between the honchos behind Magnolia Electric Co. and Centro-matic, respectively, is called “Twenty Circles to the Ground”. It sounds a bit more Johnson than Molina, though it has the same soft, persistent toms that have been backing Molina since Songs: Ohia. If you live in the Netherlands, Belgium, England, or Spain, you’ll be able to see the pair perform live for the first time in November and December.


01 Twenty Circles to the Ground
02 All Falls Together
03 All Gone, All Gone
04 Almost Let You In
05 In the Avalon/Little Killer
06 Don’t Take My Night From Me
07 Each Star Marks a Day
08 Lenore’s Lullaby
09 The Lily and the Brakeman
10 Now, Divide
11 What You Reckon, What You Breathe
12 For as Long as It Will Matter
13 34 Blues
14 Wooden Heart


Molina & Johnson
Twenty Cycles to the Ground [MP3]
     



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Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009

Julian Casablancas
Phrazes for the Young
(Cult)
Releasing: 19 October (UK) / 20 October (US, Europe)


The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas is set to release his first solo album, Phrazes for the Young, off Cult Records. Recorded during sessions in New York, Los Angeles, and Nebraska, the intergalactic synth-rock of Phrazes for the Young combined with Casablancas’ telephone-like crooning thrives on the same vein as the Strokes’ gutter-glam antics, but is uniquely Casablancas in its sonic splattering, plus that “z” in the title just screams “way too hip”.


SONG LIST
01 Out of the Blue  
02 River of Brake Lights  
03 Chords of the Apocalypse  
04 11th Dimension
05 Ludlow St.   
06 Glass  
07 Left & Right in the Dark  
08 Tourist


 


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Monday, Oct 5, 2009

Vampire Weekend is giving away the deliciously-named “Horchata” from their upcoming album, Contra (releasing January 10th). The guitar-free track is slightly new ground for the group, and between its title and mention of aranciata, if nothing else it will make people thirsty. The cynical among us may suspect a viral marketing ploy by San Pellegrino. It’s probably 50-50.


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Horchata [MP3]
     



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Monday, Oct 5, 2009

This week’s episode of Glee, “Vitamin D”, pits the boys against the girls in a glee-off. In the clip below, see the boys take on a mash-up performance of Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life” and Usher’s “Confessions Pt. II” as part of their intra-squad competition. Tune into your local Fox channel on Wednesday at 9/8c to catch the rest of this week’s episode of Glee.


The first official soundtrack, Glee: The Music, Volume 1 hits stores on Tuesday, November 3rd. Singles from the first five episodes are available via iTunes.



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