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the soft pack x phoenix
the soft pack x phoenix
Phoenix keep the free "remixes" coming: here, The Soft Pack (formerly the the Muslims) turns "Fences" into one of their signature Strokes-esque detached garage jams. The band says:"Phoenix are these cool French guys. We recorded our version of "Fences" with Rob Barbato of Darker My Love...
wild nothing
wild nothing
Thanks to transparent for the introduction to the lush, Cocteau Twins/Shop Assistants-influenced rainy day dream-pop of VA's Jack Tatum, aka Wild Nothing. We can look forward to an official release soon on the undisputed label of the year, but in the meantime, be sure to check the handful of legit hits on his myspace page, as well as this perfectly wistful little gem: mp3: **********
Fever Ray covers Vashti Bunyan
Fever Ray covers Vashti Bunyan
Fever Ray offers up this eerie and oddly affecting cover of Vashti Bunyan's "Here Before" -- complete with vaguely disturbing cooing baby -- on her new "very limited"/numbered tour 7". Stream it below, and pick up the 7", with cover art by Mattias Nilsson, here...
friendly fires cover lykke li
friendly fires cover lykke li
The UK's Friendly Fires are supporting Swedish pop heroine Lykke Li on her current, mostly sold-out U.S. tour (thanks for skipping TX, guys). Before they left their home in St. Albans, they kicked out this cosmic-disco* cover of Lykke's "I'm Good I'm Gone," which Beggars was kind enough to send over for us to premiere. If you're up for even more danceable Friendly Fires, go here to grab
don’t let it bother me
don’t let it bother me
(photo) Since hearing his haunted cover of Burial's "Archangel," I've made it a habit to hit up Banjo or Freakout's blog on a regular basis. He continues to drop daily gems over there, including this killer cover of Invisible Conga People's "Cable Dazed...

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