Beach House’s new song is my favorite Beach House song

Beach House debuted a fantastic new tune over the weekend. I’m a moderate Beach House fan, but this one seems like it could be the one that tips me into rabid fandom. It’s got some meat to its bones without losing their etherial quality. Can’t wait for a studio version. Until then, here’s a live MP3.

MP3: Beach House – New Song (live 2.25.11)

[MP3] Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise tour covers Sun Ra

Sloan over at Southern Shelter posted a bootleg of the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise show in Atlanta. Included among the dozens of great songs is this cover of Sun Ra’s “Enlightenment.” It’s some jazz madness at the end of a ton of great rock and pop. Enjoy!

MP3: Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise – Enlightenment (Sun Ra)

[VIDEO] Lady Gaga: “Born This Way”

“Born This Way” gets an official video and HIAS has it for you to check out. Sadly this one’s a bit of an over-the-top snooze. If I hadn’t seen how talented she was first hand, this probably would have pushed me over the edge into a Gaga-hater. As is, I’m back to being fairly neutral on the topic.

[MP3] Widowspeak: “Harsh Realm”

Thanks to GvB for shining a light on this one. Captured Tracks has 500 copies of this on white vinyl — quite tempting despite my dwindling finances.

MP3: Widowspeak – Harsh Realm
Chalk “Harsh Realm” up among those contemporary tunes that feel like an unearthed vintage cool-as-hell track. You know — like something you’d hear as incidental music in a Tarantino film. Only “Harsh Realm” is slowed down 1.5x from what I’d say is normally the speed of this category. Use this to soundtrack your next windows-down cruise through town under the speed limit.

[VIDEO] Childish Gambino records “Freaks and Geeks” for EP

Donald Glover posted this video of him recording his song “Freaks and Geeks” in the studio with producer Ludwig Goransson — apparently the two are working on Childish’s upcoming EP.

Grab the original MP3 below:

MP3: Childish Gambino – Freaks and Geeks

Portugal. The Man announce spring tour dates

Portugal. The Man are a band that’s always on tour or recording. They finished recording and now they’re ready to jump back on tour. They’ve got dates that start a week from now and stretch all the way to Bonnaroo in June. Catch ’em live as many times as you’re able, my friend.

See PTM’s tour schedule after the break.

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