Two previously unreleased tracks from Neutral Milk Hotel, my favorite band from the ’90s that I didn’t know about in the ’90s, are now available on walkingwallofwords.com. Very enjoyable, take a listen here.
The Muppets and OK Go do seem to go together like Gonzo and Camila the Chicken or Beaker and Dr. Honeydew or Dr. Teeth and his Electric Mayhem Band. It’s not a great video but at this point I’m happy for as much Muppet coverage as possible until the new movie comes out. [via nymag]
Beirut is one of those bands that I forget I enjoy until he releases a new album and my ears say, “now that’s what we’re talkin’ about!” I’ve been listening to this track, “East Harlem” in particular on repeat, but the whole album is quite enjoyable. It’s only been out for two days but The Rip Tide could be my new official summer soundtrack.
An oldie but goodie from my former indie rock boyfriend. (Not that it’s any of your business but: we broke up because it was time to move on, and I’ll always love him in my own way.)
[death cab for cutie: “405”]
I sense this is the beginning of a long love affair with my new turntable and the nerdy purchases I make for it. Exhibit A: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In an Aeroplane Over the Sea which arrived this afternoon from Amazon. It sounds so warm and lush on vi…dammit! The fetishizing is starting already. For those keeping track at home, my other purchases so far have been The Decemberist’s Castaways and Cutouts, The Shins’ Oh, Inverted World and Give Up by Postal Service. See what I mean by nerdy?