A mini-mixtape’s worth.
Bishop Allen- Rain (via music for robots) from forthcoming “The Broken String” out July 24. This is Little Rock-native Christian Rudder’s Brooklyn-based pop outfit.
The New Pornographers- My Rights Vs. Yours (via the Rawking Refuse) from The Challenger out August 21. This blogger didn’t much care for the song, but any new New Pornographers is reason to celebrate in my book, even it is fairly plodding.
Dizzee Rascal feat. UGK- Where’s Da G’s (via Spine Magazine; scroll down to June 2) from “Maths and English” out now, though download only. Idea of song > song itself.
Spoon- The Underdog (via Sonic Itch Music) from “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga,” (no fooling) out July 10. Britt Daniel gets all blue-eyed soul. Not complaining.
Also, Kanye isn’t trying anymore.