1. Beck, "Vampire Voltage No. 6"
Vampire voltage is an environmentalist term for an appliance that uses power even when it's not on. You probably won't have to worry about that with this Beck B-side, as we bet you'll have a hard time turning it off. [Covert Curiosity]
2. Swizz Beatz, "That Oprah (Viva la Vida Freestyle)"
Famous producer (and non-famous rapper) Swizz Beatz uses Coldplay's hit about crumbled kingdoms to spit about our new monarchs, like Michael Jordan, Kanye, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and, of course, "that Oprah." [Mixtape Maestro]
3. Mike Patton feat. the Metropole Orchestra "Che Notte"
Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) has an album of mid-century Italian pop songs coming out, from which this new track is taken. We wish we knew what this song was about, but we speak neither Italian nor crazy well enough to make out the lyrics. [Sheena Beaston]
4. The Anals, "Commando of Love"
French group the Anals don't do anything half-assed, as is apparent when they sneak in a backdoor Sabbath riff onto a slamming low-end on this song about the French Resistance. [Friction NYC]
5. One Day As a Lion, "Wild International"
Get your Che T-shirts out of the hamper and put on your camo trucker hats, because Zack de al Rocha has teamed up with Mars Volta's Jon Theodore to "raid airwaves" with rap-rock acrimony once again. [Pasta Primavera] —Ehren Gresehover