Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Around the Blogs Mix 1/20

1. "Sex on Fire" (live) - Kings of Leon
Nothing like a live version of my favorite song from 2008 being performed for an enthusiastic crowd that knows all the words. Available at Anyone's Guess (along with some other great Kings of Leon live tracks.

2. "People Got a Lotta Nerve" - Neko Case
For every blog post about this song, $5 is being donated to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. A great song and a worthy cause.

3. "Blood Bank" - Bon Iver
I kind of missed out on the whole Bon Iver thing in 2008, but I really like what I've heard from the Blood Bank EP, out today. Download the title track at RCRDLBL.

4. Everyday - Vetiver
Sub Pop - aka the New York Yankees of record labels - have added more offense to their roster in the form of San Francisco freak folkies Vetiver. Their Sub Pop debut - Tight Knit is out February 17.

5. "Can You Tell" - Ra Ra Riot
Listening to my brother's radio show this past weekend, I heard this song for the first time and it really stuck out to me. Download it over at Music Under Fire's Top 20 Songs of 2008.

6. "Nothing To Worry About" - Peter Bjorn and John
Peter Bjorn and John drop a new track and who gets to premiere it - why, Kanye West of course. I really dig PB&J and this song is pretty dope, though I agree with Music Ramen who says, "The intro/chorus of kids singing sounds SO similar to Justice’s 'D.A.N.C.E.'" Download it at Kanye's blog.

7. "Shove It" (remix) - Santogold featuring Three 6 Mafia and Project Pat
Santogold dropped a hot record in 2008, and is riding right on into 2009. You can hear here with Jay-Z on "Brooklyn Go Hard" from Notorious and on this remix, which you can download at Notes From a Different Kitchen.

8. "Red Magic" - The Game featuring Lil Wayne
I've been listening to the Game's L.A.X. a little bit, and I was kind of bummed this song was not on the album. The only place I've been able to find this song is on the unauthorized Lil Wayne mixtape, Da Drought is Over 6, which you can download at Get Right Music.

9. "Mykonos" - Fleet Foxes
Proof that indie music is moving further into mainstream culture - Fleet Foxes were on Saturday Night Live performing "Mykonos" from the Sun Giant EP. Download the original at Stranger Dance.

10. "Circus" (Diplo Remix) - Britney Spears
Just saw this, and I haven't heard it but I imagine it's got to be hot. Download it at our friends We Like It Indie.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I love Neko Case. So. Much.