Feist Rocks Out Like Norah Jones; Smashing Pumpkins Rock Out Like Soundgarden

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The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.

1. The White Stripes, "Icky Thump" (live on Conan)
A pared-down performance of Jack and Meg's new single that rocks just as hard as the original, without all the superfluous bagpipery. [Culture Bully]

2. Smashing Pumpkins, "Orchid" (live)
This new song from the Pumpkins' upcoming Zeitgest sounds like a long-forgotten Soundgarden outtake, which likely wasn't Billy Corgan's original intention. [Largehearted Boy]

3. T.I., "Tell Em I Said That"
Clifford Harris would like to make it clear that he's dubious of his fellow MCs' gangsta credentials. [Prefixmag]

4. Feist, "Somewhere Down the Road"
This new track was penned by Jesse Harris, Norah Jones's songwriter, so needless to say it should be played at maximum volume. [Stereogum]

5. The Cure, "Love" (John Lennon cover)
The Cure's version of the 1970 hit was left off the new Lennon tribute album, possibly because the vocals sound like they were recorded in a soup can. [Fuel Friends]
Lane Brown