Viva la Mix! #8: Downloads from Dirty Projectors, Phoenix, Burial, and Sally Shapiro


Are your ears suffering from a case of acute boredom? Are you ailing from a dreary commute made only that much drearier by the same tired tunes? Flavorpill’s got the answer, a brand new round-up of the best new music from our weekly Viva Radio program. Click through for downloads from our last radio playlist and be sure to check back and listen to the show itself — we update every week.

1. Phoenix – “1901 (The Garage Band Teenagers Remix)” As always, Phoenix produce pristine rock to make the radio warriors revel. What’s more, this remix ups the dance-floor attraction [Download MP3] via NMM

2. Blank Dogs – “Tin Birds” No-fi wunderkinds Blank Dogs rock fuzz-laden outsider anthems for weirdos and tin-drum-obsessed aliens. [Download MP3] via The Tape

3. Tortoise – “Prepare Your Coffin” Tortoise puts the fun back in instrumental rock music with this rollicking, kraut-rocky track from their upcoming album. [Download MP3] via Raven Sings the Blues

4. Burial & Four Tet – “Moth” This isn’t the Burial you think you know from “Archangel.” Vocal samples are almost entirely eschewed in favor of a hypnotically minimalist groove accompanied by crackly analogue atmospherics. [Download MP3] via The Cold Cut

5. Raekwon – “Wu Ooh (Feat. Ghostface Killah and Method Man)” Nobody is betting on Only Built 4 Cuban Linkz 2 rivaling the original, but this track has enough of that classic-Wu sound to get your hopes up. [Download MP3] via Passion of the Weiss

6. Meat Puppets – “Rotten Shame” With most later-day work by artists well past their prime the most you can hope for is “rather enjoyable,” which is why it’s so nice that this new track from the Meat Puppets is “pretty darn good.” [Download MP3] via Glorious Noise

7. Sally Shapiro – “Miracle” Sally Shapiro likes singing about super-sized romances that would seem comical in any genre other than italo-disco (or possibly opera.) [Download MP3] via Tashed

8. Dirty Projectors & David Byrne – “Ambulance Man” The latest collaboration between Dave and David sounds like it could be a Talking Heads song, if not for the total lack of funk. [Download MP3] via Stereogum