1. Girl Talk, "Here's the Thing"
Girl Talk (né Gregg Gillis) drops another album of his attention-deficit mash-ups, available on Illegal Art for an In Rainbows–ish pay-what-you-want price tag. Most tracks consist of a classic pop-rock track and a more recent hip-hop or dance anthem combined for comic effect, as in this one where the Frankenstein narrator says, "I wish I had Jessie's girl, but I'd rather get some head." [Illegal Art]
2. The Walkmen, "New Year's Eve"
We're about as far away from New Year's Eve as you can get, but fortunately the new Walkmen album (
from which this sweet song is taken on which this old, but excellent song does not appear) is going to arrive a lot sooner. [Azltron]
3. The Acorn, "Goonies 'R' Good Enough" (Cyndi Lauper cover)
The Acorn cover this Cyndi Lauper title track from the classic film, but we gotta say, it doesn't sound like the Goonies really are good enough for them. [Quick Before It Melts]
4. Diplo, "Drew Barrymore"
Diplo uses Tribe's "Electric Relaxation" as the basis for this slinky summer jam, though the name is puzzling, as Drew doesn't really seem to be Phife's type. [Pitchfork]
5. Detroit Octane, "Barack Obama-sistible" (Robert Palmer cover, sort of)
Obama is apparently so popular now that merely mentioning his name in an otherwise hideously awful Robert Palmer cover will get you on national television. [Culture Bully]