It’s a very Sakamoto of us to put a cover song in this week’s mixtape, but it’s a nice cover and the two bands seem to be the subject of a lot of talk lately. Don’t worry though; we’ll stay away from any of those Strokes/Chingy mash-ups that Sakamoto likes so much.
1. The Arcade Fire – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
A clever cover of one of the Talking Heads’ best singles. Recorded for CBC3 days after their last concert at Lee’s Palace.
2. The Walkmen – Christmas Party
Start your holiday season off on right foot with this track. These guys were just on the O.C. last week (my sister told me alright?), and this song will probably be on some Gap holiday commercial soon. Anyway, thank you, Pitchdork, for pointing this out.
3. The Go! Team – Ladyflash
First single off of the well received Thunder, Lightning, Strike. Thanks to Teaching the Indie Kids to Dance Again for the hookups.
4. …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead – Worlds Apart
Lead single off of the forthcoming follow-up to Source Tags & Codes. Not as good as “Baudelaire” or “Relative Ways”, but not as bad as everyone says either.
5. M.I.A. – Galang
Excuse our tardiness. Carl Wilson actually let us in on this hot U.K. track last Tuesday. This website could DJ a decent dance party by itself, no Mp3’s though…