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This is neat!

Yesterday Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes) quietly released three new songs via his twitter (because it’s 2011 and why not release music via twitter?). In the past Mr. Pecknold’s released solo material under the White Antelope moniker, but these are just plain ol’ Robin Pecknold songs – all except for the first one, which is a plain ol’ Robin Pecknold song + a pinch of Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and yes it’s as pretty as you’d expect. Take a listen below, or download all three HERE.

mp3: Robin Pecknold – I’m Losing Myself (feat. Ed Droste)
from the EP Three Songs

mp3: Robin Pecknold – Derwentwater Stones
from the EP Three Songs

mp3: Robin Pecknold – Where Is My Wild Rose
from the EP Three Songs

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Well I had a huge test yesterday, and for awhile there it looked like we weren’t going to go to Lollapalooza at all… but I sucked it up and we were able to make it for just one day, and that day was Saturday. Me and Kristin headed up Friday night after work/school and drove back Sunday morning, and I studied the whole way. In between, though, we heard some pretty amazing music. Click on for the rundown:

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2009 Top 25Well it’s that time again. It’s been a good year in music for sure – so much so that we’ve bumped our list up to 25 albums this time around, and even then we were having to painfully cut out some clearly great records.

Remember, this list represents our favorite albums of the year, not necessarily the best albums of the year. If we had to pick what we thought were the very best albums critically, this would probably be a very different list. But we’re no critics, so that’s not what we’re going to do. These are simply our very favorite albums of the year – the ones that made us laugh, cry, dance, smile, press repeat, wet our pants, etc. This is what we’ll remember when we look back on 2009.

Here we go:

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