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Download: LSTN #11 by Barbecue Bros
August 20, 2010, 3:16 pm
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The latest in the always-dependable mix series from Urban Outfitters. Includes tracks from Pavement, Arcade Fire, Deerhunter, Best Coast, Magic Kids, Neon Indian, Superchunk and Bon Iver drummer S. Carey. Click on album art below for link to stream or download from iTunes.

(via UO Blog)

Small Black – New Chain album art by Barbecue Bros
August 18, 2010, 7:21 pm
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The artwork for the New York chillwave band who released a split with Washed Out earlier this year in addition to backing him on occasion. New Chain comes out October 26 on Jagjaguwar.

A track called “Photojournalists” off the album is available for download here.

(via Pitchfork)

Download: Po Po Summer 2010 Mixtape by Barbecue Bros
August 6, 2010, 3:47 pm
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Po Po are two brothers signed to Diplo‘s Mad Decent label and who have been touring with Sleigh Bells for the past couple of weeks. While their full length is currently in the mixing stages and set for release in a few months, they have come out with a mix tape of rough cuts and live tracks worth checking out. My personal favorite is “Bummer Summer.” Have a listen or download now over at Mad Decent Bandcamp.

Linkdown: 6/9/10 Bonnaroo Preview Edition by Barbecue Bros
June 9, 2010, 4:50 pm
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– Spin’s 30 Must-Hear Artists at Bonnaroo

– Bonnaroo co-headliners Kings of Leon previewed new songs last Saturday at their tour opener in Atlantic City

– This week’s All Songs Considered previews the festival

Jack White and Conan O’Brien, both appearing at Bonnaroo this year, are doing something secretive tomorrow night in Nashville

The schedule of Pitchfork-approved acts playing Bonnaroo this year

– Spinner’s list of 10 things to do en route to Bonnaroo; they’ve also got mp3 samples of artists

Another Bonnaroo sampler, this time from NPR

– And finally…the origin of the festival’s name

Linkdown: 4/14/10 by Barbecue Bros

– AV Club begins a two-part, four-film Linday Lohan retrospective today with Labor Pains and Just My Luck

Interview with Jónsi of Sigur Rós, who just released his solo album Go

Another AV Club interview with filmmaker Steve James, director of the great Hoop Dreams and the recent “30 for 30” documentary on Allen Iverson’s high school court case

– Vulture: Seven Things Conan Can Do on Basic Cable That He Couldn’t on NBC

– Speaking of which, it looks like George Lopez really is psyched that Conan is coming to TBS; also, this may be the only time I ever use the George Lopez tag

Interview with the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the upcoming Get Him to the Greek, Nick Stoller

– New songs from The National and Band of Horses

Looks like Joss Whedon is set to direct The Avengers movie, which kinda seems ridiculously awesome

The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio” artwork + mp3 by Barbecue Bros
March 25, 2010, 5:03 pm
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The second song I’ve heard off High Violet (and probably last I will hear until it releases) is the first official single. I saw this song last spring live and Bryan Devendorf’s drumming really makes it soar. From what I gather, people expect this album to be a balance between the anthemic “Mr. November” moments off Alligator and the pensive “Slow Show” moments off Boxer. Fine by me.

The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
Link to official site for High Violet

Linkdown: 3/9/10 mp3 edition by Barbecue Bros

MGMT‘s latest song “Flash Delirium” is available at and thankfully gets better a couple minutes in

– A new LCD Soundsystem song from the Greenburg soundtrack is available here (via Stereogum)

– Gorilla Vs. Bear has a new Washed Out song from his tour-only CD-R

A CHILLINGR remix of The xx‘s “Islands”

Mumford & Sons covered “Cousins” by Vampire Weekend and Ezra likes it

A new song from the We Were Promised Jetpacks EP The Last Place You’ll Look

– UO Blog has 5 free tracks to download