Final Track: 7 Must-Hear Songs Of The Week

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07.19.13 3 Comments

It’s impossible to cover each bit of new music that comes out during the week, so every Friday, we’ll be doing an end of the week music roundup. It’s called Final Track, and we’ll count off a few songs released during the week that are worth giving a listen to. (via Getty Image)

Today, we’ve got selections from Girl Talk, Vampire Weekend, Mazzy Star, and more

“Remember the Time” by Michael Jackson w/ with “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk

The last time mash-up maven Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk, released a new album, it practically broke the Internet. Gillis isn’t quite ready to doom Twitter for a few hours yet, but he’s been working on some new material, including a pairing of “Remember the Time” with “Get Lucky” and…

“The Beautiful People” by Marilyn Manson w/ “Black Skinhead” by Kanye West

…90 seconds of growling and snarling.

“Rebirth” by Yuck

Like calling a song about blueberries “Ode to Blueberries,” “Rebirth” is Yuck’s first single since vocalist Daniel Blumbererg left the band last year. He’s been replaced by Max Bloom, though the real change is the band’s warm, swirling, on-the-nose embrace of My Bloody Valentine. It’s practically a cover, which yes, is a compliment.

“Fragile” by Tech N9ne ft. Kendrick Lamar, ¡MAYDAY!, and Kendall Morgan

For more, check out the Smoking Section.

“Supersoaker” by Kings of Leon

If I had a pool, I’d be jumping into it right now, with this song playing in the background. But I don’t. So, I’ll still listen, but I’ll make to do with squirting myself with a Supersoaker, for I have no but respect for synergy.

“California” by Mazzy Star

The most-liked YouTube comment for “California”: “This brings me so much happiness.” Me thinks he’s missing the point of Mazzy Star, but I understand the hyperbole: Seasons of Your Day is the group’s first album in 17, and during that time, the world has been taken over by soft-strumming acoustic singer-songwriters.

Leave it to the professionals in Mazzy.

“Blurred Lines” by Vampire Weekend

Well, at least they remembered most of the words…

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