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RIP Pimp C

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1. UGK and Outkast, "International Players Anthem"
UGK's Chad "Pimp C" Butler was found dead in a Hollywood hotel room of unknown causes on Tuesday. And he'll be missed. [Party Ends]

2. The Breeders, "We're Gonna Rise'"
The good news: This brand-new song from the Breeders (from Mountain Battles, a new album to be released in April) sounds like they haven't missed a beat. The bad news: This probably means Pixies broke up again. [Pitchfork]

3. Destroyer, "Foam Hands"
Dan Bejar's new song seems to be about how hard it is to tell time on a watch with foam hands. Maybe this is his excuse when he's running late to New Pornographers rehearsals. [MP3 This]

4. Deerhoof, "Holy Night Fever"
Making Radiohead seem stingy and old-fashioned, Deerhoof drop yet another free album on their Website, without even the pretense of asking for money. Sure, most of this stuff is live, mashed-up, or a demo version of previously released material, but we guess you shouldn't look a gift deer in the hoof. [Muso]

5. She and Him feat. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, "Sentimental Heart"
While doing interviews to promote her starring role in the Sci-Fi Channel's Tin Man, Deschanel has been making us cringe with talk of a new album she's working on. Fortunately, M. Ward's production and Zooey's endearingly fragile voice have us tapping our ruby slippers instead of clicking them together to wish we were somewhere else. [Leather Canary]
—Ehren Gresehover