On Deck: Janelle Monae x of Montreal, M.I.A., Sleigh Bells, The National, Ratatat, Sub Pop


Janelle Monae - "Make The Bus" (ft. of Montreal)

While at first glance, it would seem that Janelle Monae and of Montreal are on completely different wavelengths, I don't think there has ever been two artists meant to work together the way Janelle Monae and Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes are. (Read More to LISTEN)

New M.I.A. Album Gets Title, Release Pushed Back

M.I.A.'s highly anticipated Kala follow-up finally has a title — /\ /\ /\ Y /\. And yes, you're right, that is the most annoying way to spell MAYA. (Read more)

Sleigh Bells - "Treats" Album Stream

Sleigh Bell's extremely loud, extremely catchy debut album, Treats is streaming in full at NPR. The album is out tomorrow, May 11 via M.I.A.'s N.E.E.T. imprint. You can download the album's first single, "Tell 'Em" for free. Pre-order Treats and receive a free 7" single!

The National - "Bloodbuzz Ohio" (Music Video)

And so, the first video from the National's endlessly beautiful High Violet LP has arrived. I thing about music videos not living up to their aural counter parts, in terms of quality, but there is absolutely nothing to worry about with National's clip for their Violet lead single "Bloodbuzz Ohio". The video was directed by Hope hall, Andreas Burgess & Carin Besser. High Violet is out TODAY. You can order the CD or LP from Insound and get a really nifty City Lights T-Shirt. (Read more to WATCH)

Ratatat - "Party With Children" (MP3, Music Video)

Ratatat's new "Party With Children" video may be the dumbest video of 2010, but hey, it comes with a free MP3. (Read more to WATCH/DOWNLOAD)

Digital Bang: The 2010 Sub Pop Sampler

After Merge's Amazon Exclusive Sampler, comes Sup Pop's free compilation. Sub Pop's 2010 sampler features music from Wold Parade, Beach House, Blitzen Trapper, Foals and more. Download it at Amazon.