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Thursday, May 20, 2010 

Drink your souvenirs and go your way

Feel good hits of the 20th of May, 2010 (special Timbaland edition):

The Delgados - Pull the Wires From the Wall
Caribou - Odessa
Sparklehorse - King of Nails
The Mountain Goats - Blues in Dallas
Kitchens of Distinction - What Happens Now?

The Radio Dept. - Liebling
Iron & Wine - Free Until They Cut Me Down
The Stars - Ageless Beauty
Hefner - I Stole a Bride
Underworld - Mo Move

Vampire Weekend - Taxi Cab
Low - Sunflower
Rival Schools - Used for Glue
Pyramids with Nadja - Another War
Radiohead - Lift

Guided By Voices - Drinker's Peace
Neil Finn - Sinner
The New Pornographers - Sing Me Spanish Techno
Andrew Bird - Darkmatter
Primal Scream - Rise

I'm actually really impressed that I could find the album versions of 19 of these songs. Thank all the people putting homemade videos, or even just still images plus music, up on YouTube.

I actually hadn't seen the video for "Used for Glue" before, and it's really weird in an interesting way. The narrative of the video itself is a pretty standard meet-cute at a house party kind of thing, but given the lyrical content of the song the whole thing winds up with this really creepy vibe. Surely I'm not the only one who thought that the video was going to take a sudden turn for the worse at some point?

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