While most of New York was looking up real estate in Southern California, we were busy at work compiling a bunch of songs to put together for you, as we often do. Perhaps not on "tape" in the literal sense, this compilation of seemingly unrelated clips of our iTunes most played of the week will more than likely interest you in one or more different ways. And with the help of artists and other music personalities, WE'VE DONE ALMOST 100 OF THEM! Crazy, right?
After the jump, your weekly fix of new tunes from the folks at Baeble. Enjoy.
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1. "Omega Dog" - The Dears - Degenration Street
The Dears new record is quickly becoming my first obsession of 2011. It's out in February, but if you were at The Knitting Factory a few months ago to catch their show, you got to hear the whole thing in person, including this slow-burning opener.
2. "Turning Tables" - Adele - 21
Adele's smokey, sultry vocals blow her single "Rolling In The Deep" onto another level of energy, but they also fuel the subtle fire in this beautiful track from her forthcoming record.
3. "Haile Selassie" - Bright Eyes - The People's Key
Another new Bright Eyes track. You can't say it, but you already know what it will sound like (probs).
4. "Car Wars" - Funeral Party - Funeral Party
I can't even remember the first time I heard the original version of this banger from Funeral Party (like 2009?) but they've been running like a snowed-in airport getting this record out (read: delayed, delayed, delayed). It's finally happening this year I think, so here is the album version of their biggest internet hit (to date).
5. "Ain't Waiting feat. Outasight" - Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows
was released this week through entirely independant channels (as well as produced, recorded, and conceived independantly by Kweli). Pure, undiluted Kweli sounds a lot like his major label counterpart, which, let's face it, is still pretty goddamn great.
6. "Mister Heavenly" - Mister Heavenly - Unreleased
Usually naming a song after the band is a big red flag, but this 'super-group' (A member from Man Man, Modest Mouse, and Islands each) knows what they're doing. I just hope I can invent a genre as amazing sounding as "Doom-wop" someday.
7. "Don't Wake The Dead" - Guards - Guards EP
If you like floor-of-the-garage rock like this blissfully fuzzy track from Guards, then grab the whole EP. It's out now. If you're in New York he plays Glasslands tomorrow with Beach Fossils.
8. "Still Sound" - Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine
Toro Y Moi is ditching his computer to bring us analog treats like this first single off his February record.
9. "Molly's Vertigo" - Acrylics - Lives and Treasures
Excited to hear more from this Brooklyn band, mostly because I haven't heard anything yet (who are they?).
10. "Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me" - Iron And Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
The epic (as far as Iron and Wine songs go) final track from Iron and Wine's new record
. Felt like the best closer this week.