Five MP3 Finds: From Lily Allen to White Denim


1. Lily Allen, “The Fear” A promising, synth-heavy cut from Allen’s upcoming album, It’s Not Me, It’s You, suggests that she’s no one-album-wonder [Stereogum]

2. Jay-Z [ft. Santogold], “Brooklyn Go Hard” We predict that this Kanye West-produced anthem will be playing in a BK bar near you for months and months to come [Pitchfork]

3. Nellie McKay, “A Christmas Dirge” Brooklyn Vegan just posted their 2007 Holiday Mix for your downloading pleasure, but we like this new song from an old favorite more [Nellie McKay via Brooklyn Vegan]

4. These United States, “Get Yourself Home (In Search of the Mistress Whose Kisses Are Famous)” This twangy live cut from the D.C.-area indie rockers makes us want to hop on our desks and scream yee-haw [My Old Kentucky Blog]

5. White Denim, “Sitting” gorilla vs. bear just put out a list of their favorite albums of 2008, and these Austin up-and-comers scored top honors [gorillavsbear]