As you should know by now the highly anticipated new Vampire Weekend album is out there. Here is the video for the first single Cousins. As always the video is great and as always the song is fun and catchy. Below it, Ezra Koenig, the lead singer of VM helps out on the track Warm Heart of Africa by The Very Best. The Very Best is a collaboration of Esau Mwamwaya a singer from Lilongwe, Malawi and Belgian DJ/production duo Radioclit.
Memoryhouse is offering a free download of their new four track EP “The Years”. You can download “The Years EP” here. Also be sure to download the remix for “To the Lighthouse,” by MillionYoung. Thanks to Gorilla vs. Bear for posting.
I don’t know too much about this band other than what Stereo Gum tells me. “Piper and Skylar (and live member Cody) make up the dreamy, peace-loving Los Angeles fuzz-pop band Pearl Harbor. They have a four-song 12″ forthcoming on Mexican Summer, the label that also recently brought you releases by the similarly sandy Washed Out, Real Estate, etc.” I like all those bands and I think I like these ladies too. Feel free to stalk them on MySpace and read their blog.
Download Luv Goon by Pearl Harbour (right click – save as)
Emancipator is a hip-hop producer from Portland, Oregon. His debut album “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough,” was released only in Japan in 2006 and sold approximately 5,000 copies in the first 6 months. But thanks to a loyal underground following and his epic mashup “Shook” (Mobb Deep and Sigur Ros), Emancipator has built quite a following and in April 2009, Shook appeared as the 2nd most popular song on Hype Machine. His second album “Safe in the Steep Cliffs” is set to be released in the US on January 19th. Check out his website to download the first single Nevergreen.
Emancipator – Nevergreen
Emancipator – Shook (Mobb Deep and Sigur Ros)
Emancipator – Anthem
New video by MIA – Space Odyssey” is a protest song produced by Rusko. According to Fader the song and video were made Monday night for $100 after the New York Times printed a questionable story on how Sri Lanka is now the best place to travel in 2010. After watching the video it’s clear they overpaid to make it.
Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. better known by the stage name Jay Reatard, was an American garage punk musician from Memphis, Tennessee. He released recordings as a solo artist and as a member of The Reatards and Lost Sounds.
According to the Fox Memphis, “Memphis Police are searching for a possible suspect in Wednesday’s death of Memphis musician Jay Reatard at his Cooper-Young home. Officers were called to the 900-block of Meda around 3:30am and found 29-year old Jimmy Lindsey, Jr., also known as Jay Reatard, dead on arrival. The Homicide Bureau is handling this as an ongoing investigation.”