1. Vampire Weekend, "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (The Teenagers Remix)"
The Teenagers remix of this track emphasizes the vampire in the band's name, making them sound more like a pasty Factory Records band than fresh-scrubbed Ivy Leaguers. [Hipster Runoff]
2. Flo-Rida feat. Akon, "Guarantee"
We don't know if this new song (off his forthcoming sophomore release) is going to get Flo-Rida any more guarantees in the VIP room, but it's definitely guaranteed to get lodged in your skull. [Mossip]
3. Electric Youth, "Replay"
With shouts of "turn it back" and a name possibly taken from a Debbie Gibson hit, it shouldn't surprise anyone if Electric Youth sounds like they're stuck in the past. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. [Discodust]
4. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, "Paranoia (Never Enough)"
Apparently believing the world isn't crazy enough, Ted Leo says, "When your flowers get met with pepper spray, I'd say you've got the right to go a little crazy," a dig at the arrest-happy police at the Republican Convention. [Cannibal Cheerleader]
5. Love Is All, "Big Bangs, Black Holes, Meteorites"
Love Is All, formerly concerned with the manageable problems of lost love, have expanded the scope of their anxiety to include everything else in the universe, but they sound tighter and more focused than ever. [Pitchfork]