I just picked up this "swank" (Merge's word) new Diplo remix over at the Merge Records digital store, and I can state unequivocally that it's the best 99 cents I've spent all week. Diplo's ethereal deconstuction of Spoon's Natural History cover, "Don't You Evah," comes complete with Atari blips, synth stabs, and a bumping bassline, AND all proceeds benefit the TX Criminal Justice Coalition, so it's a win-win for everyone involved. Especially the criminals. Plus it comes with a late contender for cover art of the year (see above). Buy it here.


elsewhere: 2 hearts unchained. flying:

Thanks to Eliza from Berlin for the tip on Paris/Berlin/London's Appaloosa, a duo that sounds a bit like Nico fronting an infinitely more pensive version of Glass Candy. Also, apparently they're Chan Marshall's favorite new band:

Appaloosa The Day We Fell in Love