Sufjan Stevens Gets Gubernatorial

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The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.

1. Sufjan Stevens, “In the Words of the Governor”
Indie folk’s most celebrated geographer trades his banjo for an electric guitar, attempts to melt your face. [Jonk’s Music Blog]

2. New Pornographers, “My Rights Versus Yours”
Even at their most combative, the Pornographers still manage to sound like Sunflower-era Beach Boys. [Stereogum]

3. Tegan and Sara, “Are You Ten Years Ago”
The Canadian indie-pop twins try their hand at grime, sort of. [Whudahexup]

4. R. Kelly, “Ringtone”
In a shocking display of restraint, Kelly keeps this ode to mobile telephones free of the usual sexual metaphors, even though it would’ve been pretty easy to work in references to vibrate functions or three-way calling. [Idolator]

5. Colin Meloy, “Oh No” (Lavender Diamond cover)
The Decemberists front man pays tribute to his hippie friends, likely scoring himself good karma and a batch of pot brownies in the process. [I Guess I’m Floating]
Lane Brown

Sufjan Stevens Gets Gubernatorial