Exciting news: Your latest Flavorpill Mixtape has arrived. Your ears are salivating. Your fingers are ready to click ctrl + left click and “save as.” Ten essential downloads from this past week in music after the jump — all free for the taking! Take a listen, and then leave us a comment with what you think.
Vampire Weekend – “Horchata” To clear up the confusion, Horchata is a Latin nut drink. It only makes sense that Vampire Weekend prefers this to Pabst. The band marks their return with Ezra Koenig cooing sweetly over (what sounds like) an African thumb piano. The track shifts into drum break-down mode, only to resurface with a swarm of swooping strings. [Download Now] via Pitchfork
Suckers – “Water” The instruments are crying. The trumpet in the begining yells with hound-dog sadness as the track languidly comes together with twinkling guitars and pounding drums. [Download Now] via The Fader
Matias Aguayo – “Rollerskate” The lack of songs explicitly about roller-skating these days is disappointing. Thankfully, we have Mr. Aguayo here to provide. We also like how the base track of the song is someone saying, “taka-tak taka-tak.” [Download Now] via Pitchfork
Pure Ecstasy – “Easy” The Fader sums this one up nicely. “On the surface “Easy” is relaxing (it’s called “Easy!”) but there’s some uncomfortable edginess underneath the reverb and the guitar that sounds like it can’t have cost more than 25 bucks.” [Download Now] via The Fader
Flight of the Conchords – “Sugalumps” “All the ladies checkin’ out my sugalumps. They drive the ladies crazy.” That is the chorus, and that’s all you really need to know about this song. [Download Now] via Large Hearted Boy
“Jesus Christ.” (the indie band) – “Is This Really What You Want?” How could we forget the Tao Lin/Hipster Runoff supergroup? The first synthy, spoken word poetry track from their upcoming Fall EP. [Download Now] via Gorilla Vs. Bear