“Midnight City”

When the sax hits… that’s some real shit. Actually, pretty much all of “Midnight City” is unabashedly huge and cheesy, a beautiful continuation of the descent into our imaginary 80s fantasy world. If you absolutely need this mp3 on your person, grab it for the price of your email. Otherwise wait for the double M83 album, out October 18th on Mute.

• M83: http://ilovem83.com/midnight-city

Beastie Boys

“Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” (Director’s Cut)

This is one of those videos that somehow doubles a four minute track’s runtime. Don’t watch if you want to hear the new Beastie Boys single uninterrupted. Do watch if you want to see Spike Jonze playing with toys.

• Beastie Boys: http://beastieboys.com

The Flaming Lips

three new “gummy fetus” tracks

Back in May, The Flaming Lips released a gummy skull with four new tracks. And now, before they release the much-anticipated-by-me gummy vagina (see video above [after work]), the Lips have sent out limited quantities of a gummy fetus featuring three new songs: “Enthusiasm For Life Defeats Existential Fear Part 2,” “Steven’s Moonbow,” and “Squishy Glass.” Thanks to Psych Explorations of the Future Heart for posting the tracks!


“Enthusiasm For Life Defeats Existential Fear Part 2”:


“Steven’s Moonbow”:


“Squishy Glass”:

• The Flaming Lips: http://www.flaminglips.com


“Invisible Cindy”

Father’s “Invisible Cindy” sounds exactly like the image above. It comes from Father’s recent Root Strata release, Return Of Father, which is limited to 100 cassettes.

• Root Strata: http://rootstrata.com



Björk has unveiled another song from her ambitious Biophilia project (you can listen to the first single, “Crystalline,” here.). The track is called “Cosmogony,” and it’s the album’s “theme song.” The track (and its corresponding app) will be available on iTunes tomorrow, July 19, but All Neon Like has hooked us up with an early listen.

Biophilia is out late September on Nonesuch and One Little Indian.

• Björk: http://bjork.com
• Nonesuch: http://www.nonesuch.com


“Artificial Lamb”

Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista project is back with a new album, In Animal Tongue. Due September 20 on longtime home Constellation, the album features bassist Tara Barnes and keyboardist Dominic Cramp backing up Bozulich, whose lyrics are, in her own words, driven “by the forces of rocks, evolution, geology, drugs, boxing, everything-ology and dead stuff that makes the dirt and cement and the trees grow. Plus real versus fake!!!” (For more fantastic quotes, check out our 2008 interview with Bozulich here.)

Check out “Artificial Lamb,” the album’s leadoff track.

• Evangelista: http://www.carlabozulich.com
• Constellation: http://www.cstrecords.com


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