Ben Kweller Takes Us Back to Lollapalooza ‘94

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The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.

1. Ben Kweller, “Today” (Smashing Pumpkins cover)
Kweller covers the Siamese Dream track about how great it was to be alive in 1993. [My Old Kentucky Blog]

2. Lil Wayne, “La La La”
Lil Wayne is putting out so many new songs these days that it’s easy to take him for granted, but this new single manages to stand out despite its title’s similarity to that Ashlee Simpson abomination from 2005. [Disco Belle]

3. Velvet Revolver, “Psycho Killer” (Talking Heads cover)
In the spirit of the lyrics, Velvet Revolver murders the David Byrne classic. [The Modern Music]

4. Carleton College’s Singing Knights, “Knife” (Grizzly Bear cover)
This is fast becoming the most-blogged-about moment in collegiate a cappella since the University of Maryland’s Treble Makers covered Beirut. [Stereogum]

5. Ra Ra Riot, “Each Year”
John Pike, the 23-year-old drummer for this Syracuse band, passed away on Sunday of undetermined causes. In memoriam, here’s one of the band’s best songs. [The Yellow Stereo]
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Ben Kweller Takes Us Back to Lollapalooza ‘94