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Vampire Weekend Streaming Contra in its Entirety


As January 12th creeps closer, so does the release of Vampire Weekends sophomore effort, Contra, which the NYC based quartet has been promoting pretty heavily since the last quarter of ’09. If you can’t wait a second longer to hear their new list of  afro-pop hits then prepare your speakers or headphones – it seems the new album is streaming in its entirety right now on the groups myspace page. Get ’em while they’re hot!

Nick Thorburn + Honus Honus = “Doom-Wop” Side Project


If there’s one thing Nick Thorburn loves, it’s starting a new band. Known best for his spearheading of Canadian groups Unicorns and Islands, and less for his involvement in Th’ Corn Gangg, Reefer, and Human Highway, he’s ready to start all over again with one of our favorite gypsy jazzers, Honus Honus from Man Man. Under the name Mister Heavenly the duo have recorded a few tracks that they will eventually spill over the interwebs, until then we’ll have to sit around and argue what “doom-wop” is going to sound like.

Solange Knowles to Guest on New Of Montreal Album


Stereogum recently posted this progress report of the new Of Montreal album, tentatively titled False Priest, which is set to drop somewhere in the August/September ballpark. The (not so big) surprise is that Solange Knowles (Beyonce’s sister, ya’ll) is set to guest on the album. We learned of Solange’s Of Montreal love recently after sister Beyonce reportedly got interested in them via her younger sibling. Cute.

Atlas Sound NYE Bootleg


Not all of us could be in good old Athens, GA for NYE (although, I was), so if you were busy getting rowdy in some other state, thank your lucky stars for the power of the interwebs! You can listen to the entire bootleg of Atlas Sound’s performance at the ever-awesome 40-watt right…here!

Polyvinyl Sign Love Is All


2010 is starting to look pretty sexy as far as new releases are concerned, and this week Polyvinyl announced that they’ll be backing a new one from Sweden’s Love Is All. Set to hit the United Shelves of America March 23rd, and semi-humerously titled Two Thousand and Ten Injuries is the band’s third release and, obviously, first baked in the Polyvinyl oven. Yum!
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