Psapp + Late Monday Mix

I have a psudeo-double post today, so make sure you check it out.

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One of my favorite music blogs recently (Funtime OK) posted about these guys the other day and I was pleanstly suprised. Nick (over at Funtime OK) described them as what The Books' new one should have sounded like, and I'd have to agree. Psapp is a nice combination of pop and fun, giving off a wonderful sense of playfulness and charm, all the while exploring a minimalist pop sensibility. Their songs are like little tunes you'd play for a group of 6 year olds just to keep their attention for a few minutes. The video for "About Fun" is one of the best I've seen in a while and is composed using the drawings of Psapp's Galia Durrant. Make sure you at least check that out.

From 2004's Tiger, My Friend
MP3 Calm Down
MP3 King Kong

VIDEO About Fun (QuickTime Required)

Make sure you check out their website for more info.


Monday Mix #4 (Abridged)

So... I basically forgot that yesterday was Monday. So here's a mix of some stuff I've been listening to for the past week or so. It's abridged this week to save time and space. It's 5 songs instead of the usual 10.

Here's the tracklist:
1. The National - "Mr. November" (From Alligator)
2. Athlete - "Wires" (From Tourist)
3. Black Mountain - Druganaut (From Black Mountain)
4. The Danielson Famile - Good News for the Puss Puckers (From Fetch the Compass Kids)
5. Gatsby's American Dream - "Just Like Heaven" (Cure Cover) (From Punk Goes 80's)

Get it here (via Yousendit)


Odds and Ends

The THe Unoffical Apple Weblog pointed me out to a wooden case iPod mod. Neat.

There's an awesome site with a bunch of Live 8 show downloads here.

Tiny Mix Tapes has a very well done review of Sufjan Stevens' new (and delayed) disk Illinois right here.


Daily Torrents

Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right To Children**
Various Songs and Sounds from Ren and Stimpy**

(**=Requires Registration)