13 Beats for the Week (4/7)

Brad Anglum

1. “Parentheses” by The Antlers

This is the first track to surface off of their upcoming album and if it is at all indicative of

the whole album, then it’s a complete divergence from their earlier work (in a good way)

and makes it incomparable to the universally acclaimed Hospice.

2. “Tribulations” by LCD Soundsystem

In honor of the band’s final concert, quite possibly forever, we can only hope James Murphy

will grace us with his presence somewhere down the road.

3. “Dystopia” by YACHT

Didn’t know the apocalypse would be so funky, in a society defined by suffering and misery

YACHT provides a bright spot for all to dance to.

4.”Two Against One” by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi (ft. Jack White)

Producer to the stars Danger Mouse has teamed up with Italian composer Daniele Luppi

whilst enlisting the likes of Jack White and Norah Jones to feature on their upcoming

album entitled Rome. This is the one of two songs (the other features Norah Jones) recently

leaked and it has that trademark Danger Mouse sound that is so coveted these days.

5. “Air & Lack Thereof ” by James Blake

One of the few listener-friendly dubsteppers out there, James Blake provides his own

unique take on the gritty genre.

6. “Go Outside” by The Cults

One of the best songs to come out of 2010, reminds me of Panda Bear/Animal Collective,

evoking that “My Girls” kind of feel.

7. “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” by Skrillex

Love the hook on this DJ’s 2010 hit.

8. “Adam Raised A Cain” by Bruce Springsteen

Friday, April 15 Sigma Chi will host the world’s greatest Springsteen cover band for SPW,

shameless plugging aside, this song does feature one of the greatest guitar riff’s of all-time.

9. “Peter Gunn/Where’s Your Head At” by 2manydj’s

Who else is aggressive enough to mash these two songs? If you haven’t listened to their

2002 album As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt.2, do yourself a favor and download it.

10.”Little Girl” by Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse (Feat. Julian Casablancas)

The first Danger Mouse song on the list inspired me to put this simple, yet dark and catchy

tune off of the Danger Mouse and Mark Linkous 2009 collaboration Dark Night of the


11. “Sleepyhead” by Passion Pit (Borgore Remix)

Some more dubstep for you to roll along with.

12. “The Very Best of Neil Diamond” by Super Furry Animals

Pretty sure this is mocking Neil Diamond, not sure if he cares what these Welsh rockers

have to say.

13. “Cry When You Get Older” by Robyn

While I’m not usually one for light, shameless pop, there’s just something about Robyn that

makes her the exception to my rule.