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Two weeks ago, we launched a mix, What's Hot Right Now, which turned out to be a huge success. We used a combination of metrics, including our own site stats, as well as lists from sources such as The Hype Machine and, to determine the songs included in the playlist below. Because you asked for more, we're bringing it. Ray Davies (The Kinks) said it the best: "Give the people what they want."

Some artists and bands that would otherwise be in this mix are not because we already featured them in Recent Releases We Almost Missed, the Feetz To Da Beatz playlist, and this week's Best New Releases mix. This mix starts off with a new track from the increasingly popular band Suckers, followed by a fantastic song from Polock, a band from Valencia, Spain, that are definitely one of our IRC Bands to Watch in 2010. On the spin after Polock is a brand new, somewhat infectuous, tune, "Drunk Girls," from LCD Soundsystem's rumored "last" album, which is yet untitled - as far as we know.

This mix also includes fresh tracks from Dr. Dog, Band of Horses, Tokyo Police Club, and the UK buzz band The Crookes, who also performed three shows at last month's South By Southwest festival in Austin. Waiting for word from the band on a full length. The song featured here, "Back Street Lovers," was a fairly popular track in the UK in recent months.

Don't miss the mashup of Mos Dub by Mos Def with Desmond Dekker & The Aces, a ripping rocker from the relatively unknown band Earl Greyhound, and new music from Blitzen Trapper, brother/sister duo, Angus and Julia Stone and a remastered track from one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time, Elliott Smith (RIP).

"Black Sheep" - Suckers from Wild Smile (drops June 8th)

"Fireworks" - Polock from Getting Down From The Trees (drops April 26th)

"Drunk Girls" - LCD Soundsystem from untitled LP

"Compliments" - Band of Horses from Infinite Arms (drops May 18th)

"Ghost And The Witness" - Earl Greyhound from Suspicious Package (out April 13th)

"History Town" - Mos Def with Desmond Dekker & The Aces (Mos Dub Mashup)

"Jackie Wants a Black Eye" - Dr. Dog from Shame, Shame (out now)

"Back Street Lovers" - The Crookes

"Breakneck Speed" - Tokyo Police Club from Champ (drops June 7th)

"Shoulda Known" - Atmosphere

"Heaven and Earth" - Blitzen Trapper from Destroyer of the Void (drops June 8th)

"Big Jet Plane" - Angus and Julia Stone from Down The Way

"Angeles" - Elliott Smith from Roman Candles (reissue)

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Recent Posts and Playlists You Might Like:

Recent Releases We Almost Missed, Vol. IV: Holly Golightly, Motion Turns It On, Ruby Suns, Josiah Wolf, Happy Birthday and More

Best New Releases of the Week: Dr. Dog, Hacienda, Harlem, Codeine Velvet Club, Jonsi, Javelin, Matt Pond PA and More

Feetz to Da Beatz, Vol. II - Bands That Get You Moving: Delorean, Caribou, Future Trends, Neon Indian, Secret Cities and More

Music Month in Review, March 2010: Top 20, SXSW, Best Releases, RIP Alex Chilton & Mark Linkous & Special Playlists


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   April 8, 2010   


At 12:29 AM , Blogger Gen said...

Wonderful post! The links for Atmosphere and Band of Horses don't seem to be working, however?


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