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The music blog Gorilla vs. Bear has revealed two new album covers from forthcoming releases by Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes, due out July 7; and White Demin - Fits, due out June 22. If anyone has found the track listing for Summertime Clothes, please share.

A track from the upcoming White Demin album has already made the rounds and it's an interesting, but welcomed, change-up from the alternative garage rockers. "Mirrored and Reversed" is spacey rock; esoteric, driving psychedelic jam.

"Mirrored and Reversed" - White Demin from Fits (out June 22)

Last week, Animal Collective premiered a new song, "Bleed", on NPR's coverage of the band's performance at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.

"Bleed" - Animal Collective from upcoming release Summertime Clothes.

In case you missed Animal Collective last week on Letterman performing Summertime Clothes, one of the best songs on the magnificent, soon-to-be classic Merriweather Post Pavilion. No one knows what the deal is with the illuminated maggots dancing and writhing in the background, but hey, it is Animal Collective.

Here's the setlist from the 9:30 Club-NPR performance that you can stream here.

01 "Chocolate Girl"
02 "Summertime Clothes"
03 "Guys Eyes"
04 "What Would I Want Sky"
05 "Comfy In Nautica"
06 "My Girls"
07 "Slippi"
08 "Daily Routine"
09 "Bleed"
10 "Lablakely Dress/Fireworks"
11 "Banshee Beat"
12 "Who Could Win a Rabbit"
13 "Brother Sport"

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Wow, we made it to volume No. 15 in the Best Indie Rock Songs of 2008. No matter what, it'll never be a full sampling of what's out there. A few months ago we said that we were a bit disappointed by the indie releases of 2008 compared to 2007.

In a way that's still true, but the point is 2008 is turning out to be another stellar year for new indie rock albums and artists (or at least artists that somehow got under our radar in previous years).

Albums of 2008 that rise in the top echelon of our playlists include The Walkmen's You & Me (absolutely freaking amazing), The Little Ones' Morning Tide, White Denim's Workout Holiday, TV on the Radio's Dear Science and Plants and Animals Parc Avenue.

"In The New Year" by The Walkmen from You & Me

"Morning Tide" by The Little Ones from Morning Tide

"Golden Age" by TV on the Radio from Dear Science

"Sitting" by White Denim from Workout Holiday

"New Kind of Love" by Plants and Animals from Parc Avenue

Well, the holidays are upon us and folks at the cafe are busy with festivities and family and everything else that clobbers us during this time of year. This, Vol. 15, of the Best Indie Rock Songs of 2008 playlist series, may just be the last for this topic.

But check back in case we decide to belt out a couple more of these lists. If you've missed any of the previous playlists, check out the series while all the songs are still available for sampling. And if you really like something buy it as a gift for someone special or just for yourself (you're special too!).

Peace on earth (better chance once the Bush regime finally leaves) and happy holidays everyone.
Cannot resist: "Hey Bush, we've got shoes for you."

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