Thanks to these artists/labels for giving our iPods a promising June. If you’ve got more recommendations, post ’em in the comments.

  • The Album Leaf – “Brennivin”

  • Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Jules Lost His Jewels”

  • Kevin Devine – “No Time Flat”
  • Four Tet – “Smile Around The Face”
  • Kinski – “The Wives Of Artie Shaw”

  • Mercury Rev – “In A Funny Way”

  • Oneida – “Run Through My Hair”
  • The Russian Futurists – “Paul Simon”
  • Smog – “I Feel Like the Mother of the World”
  • Comments (20)
    1. Any news/rumors on Live 8?

    2. Has anyone seen the Mercury Rev video for “In a Funny Way?” Friedman looks absolutely terrifying.


    3. The National’s “Secret Meeting” from the their Alligator lp, which was recently released. I have two of their songs on fd5k. Check the archives. Amazing stuff. Buy the Lp!

    4. nyles  |   Posted on May 31st, 2005 +1

      Why do people like the National? the music just meanders pointlessly and the lyrics are lame and forced. “I had a meeting in the basement of my brain.” Come on. Is that supposed to be deep?

      I’d write more, but I have an appointment in the attic of my liver.

    5. Mercury Rev! Thanks, dude.

    6. The Hard Tomorrows – “Put Yourself Out

    7. eric  |   Posted on May 31st, 2005 0

      check out Nearly Lost by PeculiarGentlemen. Its off the album Full Paw Special. So sick….

    8. Ariel Pink was pure torture when I first encountered him live back in 2003, but found his mp3s surprisingly enjoyable afterwards.

      Has anyone seem him live recently?

    9. that no time flat song is catchy as all hell! great song.

      as for the national, i can’t say why i like them, but the alligator lp is fantastic. and despite the odd lyrics, “secret meeting” is a great song.

    10. zeppelin  |   Posted on May 31st, 2005 0

      i’ve listened to that sufjan song about 18 times today….

    11. loveanddeath  |   Posted on May 31st, 2005 0

      bah a few of those songs have been posted here before… oh and I should thank whoever it was a week or two back who linked to the whole Illinois album in response to my complaints lol.

      I was kind of hoping to see an mp3 of ‘decatur’ posted just so that I could link my friends as that track is fantastic.

    12. megan  |   Posted on May 31st, 2005 0

      i think the national are a band that make albums. that’s all i have to say about that.

      the foxymorons – “harvard hands”

    13. My favorite tracks so far this summer:
      Weird War’s awesomely 70s (a la iggy, bowie, t-rex, etc) “Illuminated” and Jamie Lidell’s amazing, early soul ode “multiply.”

      Both MP3′s posted on my blog,

      i just got a single containing !!! (chk chk chk) covering Magnetic Fields’ “Take Ecstacy with Me” which is promising :)

      And i’m loving the Anka. That in conjunction with the Nouvelle Vague being domestically released . . . cover heaven.

    14. The Barber Academy  |   Posted on Jun 1st, 2005 0

      That song by Wierd War is simply amazing on so many levels. Thank you for that Courtney.

    15. TJ  |   Posted on Jun 1st, 2005 0

      Thanks for the Sufjan! I’m lovin’ it!

    16. Todd  |   Posted on Jun 1st, 2005 0

      Robert dean,

      Ariel Pink recently performed in Lawrence at the Jackpot. If you’re ever passing through Eastern Kansas, it’s worth a stop.

    17. d w  |   Posted on Jun 2nd, 2005 0

      i thought, given your tastes, you might enjoy these mp3′s from an up and coming seattle band, Some By Sea.

    18. Tsar “Band Girls Money”

      you might have heard it on the current Nestle Crunch commercial where a guy at work bites into a Crunch bar and a band pops up in his cubicle.

      “Straight” is good too.

    19. Kylie  |   Posted on Jun 19th, 2005 0

      Anyone after some very cool mp3s should also check out Plenty to download from indie band Sofamecca

    20. wozza  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2005 0

      “when i argue i see shapes” by idlewild. a bit old now, but still an amazing song

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