Secretly Canadian + New DCfC Song

First off, WTTMW can now be found at http://www.welcometothemidwest.com. Update your bookmarks, or just use the old address.

Also here's an MP3 of a new Death Cab for Cutie song.

MP3 Soul Meets Body



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Not only does Bloomington, IN based label Secretly Canadian have a great name, but also a wonderful line-up of bands: from the lounge/jazz/folk act of Antony and the Johnsons to the indie/rock of Damien Jurado. They've really come up with a great collection of bands. Here's a sampling of some great music, courtesy of the wonderful Secretly Canadian:

Antony and the Johnsons
MP3 Cripple and the Starfish (from Antony and the Johnsons)
MP3 Hope There's Someone (from I Am A Bird Now)

Br. Danielson
MP3 Things Against Stuff (from Brother is to Sun)

Damien Jurado
MP3 Texas to Ohio (from Where Shall You Take Me?)
MP3 White Center (from On My Way to Absense)

Danielson Famile
MP3 Good News for the Puss Pickers (from Fetch the Compass Kids)
MP3 Nice of Me (from A Prayer for Every Hour)

Early Day Miners
MP3 All Harm (from All Harm Ends Here)

June Panic
MP3 Let My Lungs Coin Words (from Hope You Fail Better)

Magnolia Electric Co.
MP3 Cross the Road (from Trials and Errors)
MP3 The Dark Don't Hide It (from What Comes After the Blues)

Richard Swift
MP3 Lady Day (from The Novelist / Walking Without Effort)
MP3 As I Go (from The Novelist / Walking Without Effort)

Songs: Ohia
MP3 Lioness (from The Lioness)
MP3 Steve Albinis Blues (from Didn't it Rain)

The Impossible Shapes
MP3 Bombs (from Horus)
MP3 Perfect Timing (from We Like It Wild)

Windsor for the Derby
MP3 Giving Up (from Giving Up the Ghost)
MP3 The Melody of a Fallen Tree (from We Fight Till Death)

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Odds and Ends

Stream "Soul Meets Body," the single from Death Cab for Cutie's forthcoming major label debut at the band's MySpace. (via Stereogum)

The new Harry Potter book is now out. I don't really care, but I guess some people do.

Anyone seen new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory yet? Any thoughts?

CNN has info on what's been up with Chapelle's Show. I'm pulling for production to start again soon.

Sample Devendra Banhart's new album Cripple Show here. (Note to readers: It's really freakin good, even though the album art scares the living crap out of me.)