The Cribs - Cheat On Me
Here's the first single from Ignore the Ignorant, the upcoming Cribs album with new member, and Smiths legend, Johnny Marr. Between Modest Mouse and the Jarman bros, Marr is keeping very busy in '09. His impact is immediate, as riffs he and Ryan Jarman layer together sound as catchy as anything at the moment. Ryan's vocals sound like he just ingested drain cleaner, dude can belt it out. Last album Men's Needs... was produced by Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand and this one sees Nick Launay at the helm (YYYs, Arcade Fire, Talking Heads)... these guys keep some serious company and this album already sounds as good, if not better than the last.
Friendly Fires - Kiss of Life
Packaged with the deluxe version of their fantastic debut, "Kiss of Life" might be the best track yet. I caught them doing this song on Kimmel, very well may I add, though haven't decided on this official vid and the Elaine dancing:
Drake feat. Nipsey Hussle - Killers
Drizzy is no killer, though apparently he's been to the Amalfi Coast. Whoever Nipsey Hussle is sure likes rhyming "out" and "about." Keep 'em coming Jimmy.
Delphic - This Momentary
I didn't find out about this Manchester band until I'd left Manchester this summer. Their newest slow-burning electro single isn't as good as previously released "Counterpoint," but both are worth many listens. "Let's do something real..."
The Dutchess and the Duke - Hands
Excellent song from this duo's upcoming Sunset/Sunrise LP. Lovelorn, old-time western harmonies interrupted by some great guitar parts.