Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 1

It’s nearly impossible to stay completely up-to-date with music these days. The outlets are endless; blogs, iTunes, Soundcloud, Twitter, and you might even pick up a physical CD (RIP HMV Vancouver). Who has the time to sort through all the garbage out there? I do my best. So perhaps this section of the blog will be the go-to starting point for your weekly search.

The Monday Blues & Beats will appear weekly (on Monday if you hadn’t guessed), summarizing the previous week’s releases, or older if I feel it belongs. I always look forward to suggestions, so if my genre-spread isn’t diverse enough, holler.

The National – Rylan

[audio http://thisbonustrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Rylan.mp3]

The National – I Need My Girl

[audio http://thisbonustrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/I-Need-My-Girl.mp3]

(Listen Only – They debuted these two new tracks on Canadian Public Radio on Dec. 7th)

Lupe Fiasco – American Terrorist III

[audio http://www.hulkshare.com/dl/f9z08lw0ojjt/AMERICAN+TERRORIST+III.mp3]

 

Miike Snow – Devil’s Work

[audio http://www.hulkshare.com/dl/pbwnd3cvdelc/Miike+Snow+-+Devil%27s+Work.mp3]

 

Avicii – Levels (Skrillex Remix)

[audio http://www.hulkshare.com/dl/oh4b4ekpmhsr/Levels+%28Skrillex+Remix%29.mp3]

 

The Black Keys – Money Maker

[audio http://www.hulkshare.com/dl/sc4ictr1h8s1/05+Money+Maker+%28The+Black+Keys%29.mp3]

 

The Roots – One Time (feat. Phonte & Dice Raw)

[audio http://www.hulkshare.com/dl/v69qx91zpfun/04-One-Time-ft.-Phonte-and-Dice-Raw.mp3]

 

Pusha T – Ooh (feat. Hodgy Beats, Liva Don & Tyler, The Creator)

[audio http://www.hulkshare.com/dl/50to6hh3jtv8/Pusha+T-+Ooh+Feat.+Hodgy+Beats%2C+Tyler%2C+The+Creator%2C+Liva+Don+-+DOPEHOOD.COM.mp3]

 

Lupe Fiasco – The End Of The World

[audio http://www.hulkshare.com/dl/ll6kig7xz7un/Lupe+Fiasco+-+The+End+Of+The+World.mp3]

Over two weeks old, but the M83 instrumental meeting Lupe’s flow is hard to pass up.

 

The Roots – Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)

[audio http://www.hulkshare.com/dl/tj58zspht4j5/11.Redford+%28For+Yia-Yia+%26+Pappou%29.mp3]

Produced by Sufjan Stevens, a beautiful instrumental reminiscent of Cinematic Orchestra. Diversity at it’s finest.

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