LISTEN UP: Then a Heroes Finale Comes Along

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  • You Ain’t No Picasso celebrates the “Heroes” season finale with a bevy of hero-themed songs featuring MF Doom, Magnetic Fields, and the Beach Boys’ classic “Heroes and Villains.” What are The Smiths doing on the list, you ask? Because Morrissey can absorb powers by cutting open peoples’ brains, and he’s depressed about it.
  • Culture Bully recaps the 24-hour Human Giant marathon with tracks from Tapes ‘n Tapes, Albert Hammond Jr., The National, Mastodon, and good ol’ Ted Leo. I will take this opportunity to again point out that Ted Leo looks exactly like Steve Nash.
  • Indietastic.net posts a treasure trove of indie tracks ranging from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to Rogue Wave to Architecture in Helsinki to pretty much every other possible combination of nouns in the English language.
  • Rewritable Content posts two tracks from Baltimore-based synth duo Video Hippos, who are awesome not just because of their thick, dramatic production, but also because if you knock them down in Punch Out, they can’t get back up.
  • For no reason in particular, I haven’t spent much time on The Shins’ most recent album, despite perfectly good tracks like the one posted today on The KEXP Blog. Maybe there’s just something about a good band putting out a solid new album with nothing to complain about that just turns off music nerds.
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