Monday Afternoon Music Fix: REM, Lyrics Born, Elf Power and Lot's of Free Music


Gods & Monsters

R.E.M. is streaming “Supernatural Superserious,” the first single from the upcoming Accelerate LP on its official site. Have a listen here , and then contemplate whether it’s worth $2.50 for the ringtone. The album comes out on April Fool’s Day, so let’s hope Stipe wasn’t joking about this one being a rocker.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Philadelphia’s Man Man will be playing the Jackpot March 17 in support of its upcoming third LP. Rabbit Habits is the band’s first release on Anti Records (also home to Tom Waits these days) and hits stores on April 8. Grab the first single below, via Pitchfork.

Man Man: “Top Drawer” MP3


It’s been five years since we’ve seen a proper release from former Latyrx half Lyrics Born. Since Later That Day, the Cali-based lyricist has released two mixtapes, a live album and a collection of remixes. His sophomore LP, Everywhere at Once, comes out April 22 on Anti-. Grab the first single below, thanks to So Much Silence.

Lyrics Born: “Hot 2 Deff (feat. Chali 2na)” MP3

Live Goods

Before heading out on its spring tour, the New Pornographers stopped by the Interface studios at AOL to play a few songs from Challengers. Download the video and/or audio podcast here.

Deaf Indie Elephants has posted a live set from the Besnard Lakes’ performance at France’s La Route du Rock festival last year. Check it out ici.

Also, My Old Kentucky Blog has a few songs from Josh Rouse’s recent visit to the Acoustic Café. Download them here or stream the entire show here.

Sneak Previews

Elf Power: “Spiral Stairs” MP3 courtesy of You Ain’t No Picasso

Taken from In a Cave, out 3/25 on Ryko.

The Dodos: “Fools” MP3 courtesy of Spinner

Taken from Visiter, out 3/18 on Frenchkiss.

Upcoming Releases


British Sea Power, Do You Like Rock Music? (Rough Trade)


The Dirtbombs, We Have You Surrounded (In the Red)

Morcheeba, Dive Deep (Ultra)

Panther, 14kt Gold (Kill Rock Stars)

The Mountain Goats, Heretic Pride (4AD)

The Raveonettes, Lust, Lust, Lust (Vice)


Beach House, Devotion (Carpark)

Goldfrapp, Seventh Tree (Mute)


The Black Crowes, Warpaint (Silver Arrow)

Black Spade, To Serve With Love (OM)

Connie Price & the Keystones, Tell Me Something (Ubiquity)

Elvis Costello, This Year’s Model Deluxe Edition (Hip-O)

The Gutter Twins, Saturnalia (Sub Pop)

Ladyhawk, Shots (Jagjaguwar)

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Real Emotional Trash (Matador)

What Made Milwaukee Famous, What Doesn’t Kill Us (Barsuk)


Del the Funky Homosapien, Eleventh Hour (Def Jux)

Why?, Alopecia (Anticon)


Destroyer, Trouble in Dreams (Merge)

The Kills, Midnight Boom (Domino)

She & Him, Volume 1 (Merge)

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