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Monday Afternoon Music Fix: NERD, Thom Yorke, Stephen Malkmus and more.


Geek Squad


"This milkshake won't bring anyone to the yard," thinks Chad to himself.

N.E.R.D. will be releasing N.3.R.D. sometime this spring. After an unfinished version of “Everyone Nose” was leaked, the group decided to post the final studio mix on its blog. The song brings the war on drugs to the club scene, calling out female cokeheads and unintentionally embarrassing those of you who legitimately need to use the ladies room.

Black Keys

The Arcade Fire seems to be reinventing the music video. “Black Mirror” is the second interactive vid from Neon Bible and this time around, users can remix the song in real time using the numbers on a keyboard. Check it out here.


Professor Murder is giving away its sophomore EP for free at RCRD LBL. Grab “Civilization Three,” the second track from Professor Murder on a Desert Island, right here. Sure, PM’s a little self-indulgent when it comes to album titles, but for narcissism at its finest, check this out.

Radio Overdose


If you aren’t completely sick of daily reports on everything Radiohead by this point, you’ll be happy to learn that Thom Yorke brought his acoustic guitar to the BBC Radio 2 studios this past Saturday. Here are the results, thanks to Stereogum.

Thom Yorke: “Reckoner (acoustic)” MP3

Thom Yorke: “Everything in its Right Place (acoustic)” MP3

On Layaway

malkmus.jpgThe upcoming Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks album is getting the Buy-Early-Get-Now treatment from Matador Records. Those of you who hopped on the New Pornographers BEGN bandwagon know that the two extra discs of B-Sides and live material was well worth the preorder.

The extras slated for the Real Emotional Trash package include a free concert download, at least two exclusive tracks and access to stream the album before its March 4 release date. Find out more here.

Stephen Malkmus: “Real Emotional Trash (live)” MP3 courtesy of Aquarium Drunkard

Sneak Previews

Panther: “Violence, Diamonds” MP3 (courtesy of Indie Blog Heaven)

Panther: “Puerto Rican Jukebox” MP3

(Taken from 14kt Gold due 2/19 on Kill Rock Stars)

Beach House: “Gila” MP3 courtesy of Stereogum

(Taken from Devotion, due 2/26 on Carpark)

The List


Cat Power, Jukebox (Matador)

Super Furry Animals, Hey Venus (Rough Trade)


Joe Jackson, Rain (Ryko)

The Mars Volta, The Bedlam in Goliath (Universal)


Hot Chip, Made in the Dark (Astralwerks)

Jason Collett, Here’s to Being Here (Arts & Crafts)

Nada Surf, Lucky (Rough Trade)


British Sea Power, Do You Like Rock Music? (Rough Trade)


The Dirtbombs, We Have You Surrounded (In the Red)

Morcheeba, Dive Deep (Ultra)

Panther, 14kt Gold (Kill Rock Stars)

The Mountain Goats, Heretic Pride (4AD)

The Raveonettes, Lust, Lust, Lust (Vice)


Beach House, Devotion (Carpark)

Goldfrapp, Seventh Tree (Mute)


The Gutter Twins, Saturnalia (Sub Pop)

Stephen Malkmus, Real Emotional Trash (Matador)

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