Some cool songs, interesting reads, etc. for your Wednesday...
1. Check out this volatile exchange between a blogger (Pierre from Kwaya Na Kisser) and Stacy Philpott (apparently a "higher up" at Merge Records). Oh snap......
2. Stereogum has done something truly amazing for the 10 year anniversary of OK Computer.
3. I like this instrumental track from The Octopus Project called "I Saw The Bright Shinies" - get it at Gorilla vs. Bear.
4. Have you heard The National's Daytrotter Sessions? Everyone's talkin' 'bout their cover of "Pretty In Pink", but it's "Slow Show" that steals the show for me.
5. Arts & Crafts has released Stars new album, In Our Bedroom After The War, for digital download in the usual places despite it having a street date of September 25. That's called being proactive Merge.
6. Pitchfork is streaming 3 new songs from the limited edition Magnolia Electric Co. box set, Sojourner, due out later this summer. Info at Secretly Canadian.
7. Damn, St. Vincent is everywhere. This year's Joanna Newsom? Time will soon tell...
8. The Punk Guy can make you laugh too.
9. Finally, check out Eric Wolfson at myspace. He has a new album out called State Street Rambler (available here) that makes me think he may have been switched at birth with Jakob Dylan. You'll be hearing more about this artist here very soon.
10. Whoa...this just in. eMusic caught up with Spoon's Britt Daniel for an exclusive peak into Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. A must read for fans of the terrific new album. Buy Ga5 from eMusic here.