Mandy Moore Embraced By Hipsters

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The latest mp3s to hit the blogs.

1. Mandy Moore, “Extraordinary”
Her early records never sold very well, but Mandy Moore’s new one, Wild Hope, should benefit from the indie cred she picked up when she dumped Zach Braff. [Idolator]

2. Grizzly Bear, “He Hit Me (and It Felt Like a Kiss)”
This Brooklyn quartet’s spooky take on the 1962 hit by the Crystals may not improve on Phil Spector’s original treatment, but at least they can make a Wall of Sound without discharging a firearm in the studio. [Pitchfork]

3. Editors, “Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors”
These danceable English miserablists return with more danceable English miserablism on their impending second record. [Deaf Indie Elephants]

4. Björk, “Earth Intruders (SpankRock remix)”
It certainly couldn’t have been easy, but SpankRock has turned the most accessible track on Volta into something that sounds vaguely like pop music. [Missing Toof]

5. Ryan Adams, recorded phone call
Hear alt-country’s most prolific lunatic call his record company and make the case to record an album named Helicopter Soup and its obvious single “Let’s Get Metaphysical.” [Ryan Adams Online Forums] —Lane Brown

Mandy Moore Embraced By Hipsters