Internet music finds of the day:
1. Japandroids are going release a series of 7-inch singles this year to tide over fans. Hear the first one, streaming here:
2. Afro/UK bangers The Very Best are offering a remix of Yeasayer's standout single "Ambling Alp" here, with Esau Mwamwaya going "nuts over top":
3. She and Him perform "Thieves," from their upcoming follow-up to Vol. 1, live on BBC radio.
4. Online music 'zine Tiny Mix Tapes did the right thing and actually waited for 2009 to end before unveiling its best-of-the-decade list. It's releasing 20 entries of the list per day. Today they have finally gotten to 40 through 21. TMT typically veers more obscure than Pitchfork, which means as they get to the top of the list, I'm actually recognizing more and more of the albums. In at number 40 is the Avalanches "Since I Left You," one of my personal favorites (even though I didn't discover it until almost 10 years after it was released.)
5. Bonnaroo announced it's lineup this week and will now officially be known as "Bro-nnaroo."
6. This video has been all over the interwebs today, and it's pretty great. Brooklyn by-way-of SF retro-pop outfit the Morning Benders got all their old Cali friends into the studio and recorded a Phill Spector Wall-of-sound version of their track "Excuses."
This clip has also introduced me to the site http://yourstru.ly/