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MP3: Bloodbuzz Ohio

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Video: The National “Bloodbuzz Ohio”

The National‘s latest album, High Violet, comes out today.

The band is streaming a live concert Saturday from BAM.Details. I was able to get tickets to this show (a benefit for Red Hot) and I am really freaking excited.

Pitchfork review here. New York Times feature story there.

MP3: New from The National, “Bloodbuzz Ohio”

MP3: Bloodbuzz Ohio

There was a radio rip of this posted earlier today, but now, thanks to the band, you can get the full-quality, album version in all its Bloodbuzzy Ohioan glory. The mp3 above is 192kbps, but audiophiles can head to HighViolet.com and enter your email to get the “deluxe” version (a zip file w/ 320kbps mp3 & artwork).

The National’s new record, High Violet, is due out on 4AD May 11 in the U.S.

Sasquatch Festival 2010 features Pavement, Massive Attack, MGMT, More

I’ve always wanted to go to the Sasquatch Festival in Washington. Just look at the outdoor venue surroundings:

2009 Sasquatch Festival

Tickets go on sale Saturday. Festival happens Memorial Day weekend.

My Morning Jacket
Massive Attack
Pavement
Ween
Vampire Weekend
MGMT
Band of Horses
The National
LCD Soundsystem
Tegan & Sara
Broken Social Scene
Passion Pit
Deadmau5
She & Him
Public Enemy
Nada Surf
The New Pornographers
The Hold Steady
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Times New Viking Covers Arcade Fire for Merge Covers Compilation

The first time I saw Times New Viking was when they opened for The Arcade Fire at Little Brother’s. AF was just starting to get some attention, and the show was probably only 50% full.

Full track listing, courtesy of Pitchfork. The album comes out April 7.

01 Quasi: “Beautiful Things” (3Ds cover)
02 Les Savy Fav: “Precision Auto” (Superchunk cover)
03 The Shins: “Plenty Is Never Enough” (Tenement Halls cover)
04 St. Vincent and the National: “Sleep All Summer” (Crooked Fingers cover)
05 Broken Social Scene: “Complications” (The Clean cover)
06 Ryan Adams: “Like a Fool” (Superchunk cover)
07 Bright Eyes: “Papa Was a Rodeo” (Magnetic Fields cover)
08 Lavender Diamond: “New Ways of Living” (Destroyer cover)
09 The Apples in Stereo: “King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 3″ (Neutral Milk Hotel cover)
10 Laura Cantrell: “Cowboy on the Moon” (Lambchop cover)
11 Bill Callahan: “Santa Maria” (Versus cover)
12 Barbara Manning: “Through With People” (Portastatic cover)
13 The Mountain Goats: “Drug Life” (East River Pipe cover)
14 The New Pornographers: “Don’t Destroy This Night” (Rock*A*Teens cover)
15 Tracey Thorn and Jens Lekman: “Yeah! Oh, Yeah!” (Magnetic Fields cover)
16 The Hive Dwellers: “My Noise” (Superchunk cover)
17 Ted Leo & the Pharmacists: “The Numbered Head” (Robert Pollard cover)
18 Okkervil River: “All You Little Suckers” (East River Pipe cover)
19 Death Cab for Cutie: “Kicked In” (Superchunk cover)
20 Times New Viking: “Neighborhood #1″ (Arcade Fire cover)