Download: New Jens Lekman Song About Being In NY During Sandy

From Jens Lekman’s website:

Back in October, my pianist Jonas got stuck in New York after the city got hit by hurricane Sandy. The roads were flooded, flights were cancelled, even the Chinatown buses stood still. This was two days before our west coast tour was supposed to start. I decided to ask for your help. I asked if anyone would be able to drive him to Boston where I knew we could get him on a plane. In return I offered a little money and a song.

I was shocked when I checked my email a few minutes later and it was packed with people wanting to help. Shortly I had two girls on the case, Olivia and Maddy. I promised them a song for their job and so here it is. On the last day of the year.

Olivia & Maddy

It’s of course a song for all of you who offered to help. And as I sing in the song, I didn’t know I had such an army to mobilize. I wonder what else we can do? To start with, maybe I could get you to donate a few bucks to those directly affected by the hurricane itself.

Happy new year to all of you, I hope I get to see you soon.

Download the track here: MP3: Olivia and Maddy

New Mountain Goats MP3: ‘Cry For Judas’

From the new album, Transcendental Youth, out 10/2 on Merge.

MP3: Mountain Goats: Cry For Judas

New Joanna Newsom Track: “The Diver’s Wife”

Listen: The Diver’s Wife (live in San Francisco)

MP3: Dent May (Animal Collective Labelmate) Covers The Dead’s “Shakedown Street”

Dent May

Dent May

Listen: Dent May: “Shakedown Street” (mp3)


We’ve been enjoying his new record Do Things out on Paw Tracks. Here’s the first single, ‘Home Grown’:

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Drake – Headlines

I never got into Drake when he first hit the scene. Chalk it up to my total disdain for anything related to Degrassi and lyrics that were easy to ridicule (What am I doing?/What am I doing?/ Oh ya, that’s right/ I’m doing me). But with his cheerleading for The Weeknd, one of the best new acts of 2011, and now this new single…I might have to let the Degrassi loathing go.

Drake – Headlines

The album, Take Care, is in stores October 24th and probably in the torrents weeks before that.