Friday Music

Shorter list this week — and you’ll want to copy-and-paste these, rather than direct-clicking, because several are grabbed from the guts of Flash players, and hence are hotlink-disabled.

A track from Rob Zombie’s forthcoming album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool, which is coming in November. The first single, “What?” is already getting some radio play — this song is a track that he previewed via Twitter earlier this week: Rob Zombie – “Sick Bubble-gum.”

The XX are a London-based indie band. I heard this single during the week, and it grabbed me. I expect that it will appear soon on television, most likely in the background of some hour-long drama, during a montage of character-driven angst… The XX – “Crystalised.”

Another new London-based act, with one of the best band names I’ve heard in a long while. A lo-fi wall of noise, layer after layer of guitar loops, distorted bass, ethereal vocals — I’m hooked. Trailer Trash Tracys – “Strangling Good Guys.”

This band has a great retro John-Hughes-film-soundtrack sound to them. I definitely want to hear more: The Swimmers – “Shelter.”

Lastly, a mash-up: instrumentation from Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” with the vocals from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” – DJ Lobsterdust – “NirGaga.”

There you go. Enjoy.

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