Friday Music

Here we go….

holyshitholyshitholyshitHOLYSHIT! New MUSE! This is the track that was the subject of the global scavenger hunt that I talked about last week. A track off their new album, The Resistance, which comes out this September. They’ve always been obviously inspired by Queen, but in this track? Wearing it on their sleeves. I *love* this. Muse – “United States of Eurasia (+ Collateral Damage).”

A song used on SYTYCD this week — a 2002 piece from Brooklyn-based musician Clarence Greenwood, released under his pseudonym, Citizen Cope. It’s been used in a bunch of different places (several TV shows, an Acura commercial, etc.), so you might be familiar with it: Citizen Cope – “Let the Drummer Kick.”

A brilliant single from Regina Spektor, who starts of with a bit of mockery and turns it into a great song in its own right: Regina Spektor – “Dance Anthem of the 80s.”

From Southland Tales, an absolutely amazing version of our national anthem. The minute I saw the performance during the film, I new that I’d feature the song here. It’s that good. Rebekah del Rio and the Section Quartet – “The Star Spangled Banner.”

The latest single from Mos Def, from his album The Ecstatic, showcasing why he is currently my favorite MC. Mos Def – “Quiet Dog.”

…and we’ll close with more hip-hop, albeit of a goofier variety, called “gangsta folk” by the artists themselves: Flight of the Conchords – “Hiphopopotamus vs Rhymenoceros.”

There you go. Enjoy!

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