Pavement: Live at Maxwell’s In Hoboken, NJ, 8/12/90
Because the universe loves us, Pavement’s second concert EVER is suddenly online. And because we love you, it's streaming below. This is two years before Slanted & Enchanted, and it brings up two important questions: 1) How are they so good so early? 2) ... Jersey?
Arcade Fire: “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) [Soulwax Remix]”
I’m always looking for an excuse to pimp this insanely catchy Arcade Fire song, and this Soulwax remix—which teases out the danceable groove bubbling beneath the surface in the original—gives me another reason to say this is one of the best songs in recent years.
Young the Giant: “Ignition (Remix)”
Onion A.V. Club continues its excellent video series of indie artists covering mainstream songs this week by bringing Cali alt-rockers Young the Giant into their tiny Chicago office for a cover of R. Kelly’s immortal “Ignition (Remix).” You gotta see it to believe it, and even then, you probably still won’t. [Prefix]
The West Coast producer just released a massively heavy club/dub track that sounds like a Super Nintendo having a seizure. In a good way!