On Deck: The xx, Kele, The National

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The xx – Jamie XX’s Mix For Colette

The xx beatmaker and remix-maestro, Jamie XX was commissioned by Parian fashion uber-boutique, Colette, to assemble and present an hour long mix of tunes their patrons can spend $465 on a pair of shorts to. Unsurprisingly, Jamie’s mix leans heavily toward everything big beats and wob-wob-wobbly — not that I’m complaining. There’s also a fine amount of UK Garage that will also get you going. (Continue Reading for Tracklist, Stream/Download)

Vinyl Giveaway: The National’s High Violet, Boxer, and Alligator

Head over to our album review of the National’s High Violet for a chance to enter to win the last 3 LPs released by the band on vinyl (or CD, if you insist).

Kele (of Bloc Party) – “Rise” and “Walk Tall”

Bloc Party frontman Kele has posted two more new songs from his forthcoming solo album, The Boxer. Like “Tenderoni” before them, these XXXChange-produced tunes are electropop of the dirtiest caliber. (Continue Reading to LISTEN)

The National – “Afraid of Everyone” (Live On Letterman)

The National performed High Violet highlight “Afraid of Everyone” on David Letterman’s late night show with the help of fellow purveyor of sonic treats, Sufjan Stevens. Don’t get too excited though, he stays in the background mostly. High Violet is out now (read our review). Buy it on CD, vinyl or MP3 at Insound or Amazon. (Continue Reading to WATCH)

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