1. The Walkmen, "Yellow Kid" (Royal Trux cover)
The Walkmen get a return invite to Daytrotter, but instead of promoting their upcoming record, they decided to do a track from Royal Trux's 1998 album, Accelerator. Maybe not the greatest marketing strategy, but we're not going to argue. [Daytrotter via Stereogum]
2. Ludacris, "What Them Girls Like"
Luda knows what the girls like, and it's apparently a guy who appreciates a strappy open-toed shoe and a classic Fresh Prince reference. [First Up!]
3. The Faint, "Psycho"
The subject of this song (which is mostly about a guy apologizing to his girlfriend for losing his cool) is pretty sane, but the crazy oscilloscope solo is worthy of the song's title. [Surviving the Golden Age]
4. Jessica Chapnik and Ben Lee, "Sand"
Ben Lee's latest project is a collection of songs for the soundtrack to an Australian film called The Square, all of which are sung by Jessica Chapnik. The lyrics to this sweet, fragile love song are all about "starting all over again," and considering Lee's up-and-down career, teaming up with Chapnik might be as good a way as any to get things going again. [Who the Bloody Hell Are They?]
5. David Byrne and Brian Eno, "Strange Overtones"
After turning a whole building into a musical instrument, Byrne teams up with Eno to make something a little more portable. [Pitchfork] —Ehren Gresehover