Animal Collective Celebrate the Fourth of July

Animal Collective Photo: Courtesy of FatCat Records

The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.

1. Animal Collective, "Fireworks"
They may dress in silly costumes and record semi-tuneless noise collages, but it's hard to impugn these freak-folkers' patriotism. [Blogs Are for Dogs]

2. Arctic Monkeys, "Diamonds Are Forever" (live Shirley Bassey cover)
The Britpop juggernaut pays tribute to Bassey, who is now older than any three and a half Arctic Monkeys put together. [To Die By Your Side]

3. Interpol, "Mammoth" (instrumental)
Interpol had meant to write lyrics for this "Heinrich Manuever" B-side, but they were too busy wearing suits and listening to Joy Division. [Dead Flowers]

4. Jesse Harris, "Feel"
Norah Jones's guitar player returns with more bare-chested machismo and cock-rock posturing. Just kidding! [Your Standard Life]

5. Daft Punk, "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" (Neptunes remix)
The difference between this song and a celebrity telethon is that "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" is better without Kanye West. [MP3 via FunFunFun]
—Lane Brown