With SOPA/PIPA threatening to outlaw (among other things) our mixtape, we thought we should take a moment to make another one curated entirely by the Baeble braintrust. Just ten songs we've been mulling over during these cold winter office hours, for your Friday enjoyment. Get after it.
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1. "HEART" - Oberhofer - Time Capsules II
We're starting slow, with Oberhofer's first single from his forthcoming debut Glassnote LP. His initial talent as a songwriter attracted the like of Steve Lillywhite, who produced the album.
2. "N*ggas In Poorest" - Mos Def - Unreleased
Yasiin Bey keeps it politically charged with his Kanye/Jay-Z parody, turning the popular beat into an anthem for poor-folk.
3. "Back Of Your Neck" - Howler - America Give Up
Every couple of weeks we are reminded that rock n' roll is far from dead with a new band/LP that really gets our blood pumping.
4. "Rich Forever (ft. John Legend)" - Rick Ross - Rich Forever
Can't stop chanting this one.
5. "Honolulu Blues" - Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full Eyes
Craig Finn's solo album is full of lyrical poetry-- one of the last great Americana songwritin' wordsmiths.
6. "Middle Of The Bed" - Lucy Rose - Middle Of The Bed [Single]
Really digging this young singer-songwriter from Warwickshire. She's worked with Bombay Bicycle Club and is in the process of recording her debut LP.
7. "Big Mouth" - Santigold - Big Mouth
Santigold (or is it Santogold?) was always a welcome alternative to the disappointing political bombast of MIA, so it's great to see her finally coming back after a four year hiatus (her debut was in 2008).
8. "Know Me" - Frankie Rose - Interstellar
This album is going to be amazing. Frankie Rose has really come into her own as a songwriter, and everything we've heard from the LP thus far is just plain awesome.
9. "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" - Herman Dune - Tell Me Something I Don't Know EP
These folk Frenchies got plenty of recognition for their music video starring Jon Hamm, but what people should really be paying attention to is how instantly classic this song is.
10. "National Anthem" - Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
The debate rages, and just when you thought you had Lana Del Rey figured out, we have "National Anthem." What is she supposed to be, anyway?