More music picks for your Monday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.
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Haven't done one of these in a while due to time constraints. Shall we? Why not? Let's open up with Labrinth with Tinie Tempah performing "Earthquake" at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. I've become fixated on Live Lounge of late. Especially the ones in which choirs and string sections are brought in to augment the inherit awesomeness. This might, incidentally, be one of the best choir sections ever.
Labrinth's debut album, Electronic Earth, has not been released stateside yet. But all the stuff he has out can be found here.
Next up, it's Exitmusic, the band that counts Aleksa Palladino as its lead singer. Yes, from Boardwalk Empire. Nice.
Rob clued me into Chase & Status as I try to make my way through all the variations of dubstep that exist. Their album No More Idols is chock full of various guest stars/vocalists. First up there's Cee-Lo Green with them on "Brixton Briefcase." That's available from Amazon as either a CD or MP3 download.
And the new Sigur Ros album is out for when you just need something less raucous to write to. Up there we also have "Ekki mukk" from the album Valtari, which hits this week. It's just $8 for the MP3 download or the CD is just $10.
An obvious choice for anyone who finds that a percussive attack will jolt them into being awake once more: this is Blackbird Blackbird & Pandit with "Lovesick." No idea where in the hell to find this track since it was on a music blog playlist. But, well, it is tasty.
And lastly, we have El Goodo with "Stuck in the 60s." Which I think pretty much both explains itself and nails its subject matter. Kids, ask your parents. The CD and MP3 download are about the same price, both available from Amazon.