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Gotye. I've been urged to blog about Wally De Backer's music for a while now. Don't you dare ask me why I haven't. Maybe I thought you weren't ready for this? Maybe I simply kept forgetting to?  Well whatever the reason, Gotye's music has remained, for the most part, a nicely kept secret. Last year, this tune, "Learnalilgivinanlovin'" was released in various parts of the world, but garnered very little exposure for the young Australian artist.


Luckily, Backer will receive his very first US release with a 7" single for "Learnalilgivinanlovin'." It will be backed by a remixed by Passion Pit. Hopefully that will certainly entice people to go out and listen to Gotye. It will be released via Neon Gold on August 17th. It only costs $5. Buy it here.

Gotye - Learnalilgivinanlovin'
from Learnalilgivinanlovin' 7" (2009)

Bonus: Gotye - Heart's A Mess
from Like Drawing Blood (2006)

and the rest of the songs (Au Revoir Simone, The Big Pink, et la) that kept me company on a lonely, scenic drive.

Au Revoir Simone - Sad Song (RAC Mix)
from Stereogum Presents... RAC Vol. 1 (2008)
The Big Pink - Dominos
from A Brief History Of Love (2009)
Go Go Power Ranger$ - Tippin On My Dick
from JERKIN (????)
Bat For Lashes - Trophy
from Fur and Gold (2006)
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
from Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
Belle & Sebastian - Expectations
from Tigermilk (1996)
Bishop Allen - The Lion & the Teacup
from Grr... (2009)
Black Eyed Peas - Meet Me Halfway
from The E N D (2009)