We're thankful for a lot of things, and it'd be tough to list them all: Space Cat, the endless jokes that can be made about Keith Richard's face, the entire discography of Spoon, bagels and cream cheese, and lest we forget you guys, the readers. To show our thanks, we're serving up ten new tracks from some familiar and unfamiliar faces. Hungry for more Everest? Got a craving for something that can only be described as dirty rock? Pass the Girl Talk? This cranberry Kanye is delicious? We're feasting!
Scroll Through The Player To Listen To All The Songs On the Mixtape
1. "The Announcement (Ft. John F. Kennedy)" - Jay Electronica - Unreleased
Jay signed with Roc Nation this week and dropped this track, a typical blistering lyric/crazy sample combo from 2011's most promising young hip-hopper. Keep an eye on him.
2. "I'm The One/Money On My Mind" - jj - "Let Them" Single
Only these soulfully mellow Swedes can take rap lyrics and superimpose them over XX beats. This is a free single, you can grab it from earlier this week
3. "Dark Fantasy" - Kanye West - MBDTF
I'm already sold, but before you all can be you need to hear the first track from the album. Mr. West announces his triumphant return in the best way possible; with some of his best work to date.
4. "Triple Double" - Girl Talk - All Day
A new Girl Talk album this week? For free?
. Yeah that was the best way to start a Monday morning since realizing it was actually Sunday.
5. "Fallen Feather" - Everest - On Approach
It turns out Everest has many more songs than just that one we all love like a brother ("Let Go"). On Approach
is terrific through and through.
6. "Models/Dancers" - Harper Blynn - Harper Blynn EP
This Brooklyn four piece has a new EP, and it's sounding fairly danceable with Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend) behind the knobs. It's out soon, preorder is up at the band's Myspace.
7. "Diamonds" - Your Youth - Aloha
The epic edward forty-hands soundtrack from earlier this week
definitely get's a mixtape spot. It's my new, late 2010, don't-give-a-sh*t party anthem.
8. "My Girl The Horse" - Fences - Fences
One of the NPR songs of the week, this folk-sy number found it's way onto my iTunes QUICK. Tegan and Sara's Sara Quinn is producing as well as crooning guest vocals on this track, which adds a bit more cred to Christopher Mansfield's already affecting songwriting.
9. "Bloody Palms" - Phantogram - Eyelid Movies
Sometimes you get sent a lot of bullsh*t, and sometimes you get sent a new band that is anything but ordinary. This is the latter; Phantogram's debut LP Eyelid Movies
is full of electrobabble and crunchy synth just like this, and it's due in February of 2011 on Barsuk. Is anyone else getting a distinct "hipster Muse" vibe? I love it.
10. "Quiet Kid" - Dead Confederate - Sugar
is out, but it's as sweet as ever. I've been hearing about them being in town all week, so here you go, your Dead Confederate wake up call. Go get dirty. Dirty dirty.