The National

Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 24

Soul singer Bobby Womack is back in the studio after a twelve year absence.

Donald Glover is gearing up for the release of his new mixtape Royalty.

The National finds themselves associated with HBO.

Maybach Music Group dropped two tracks this week from the upcoming compilation album.

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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.