Animal Collective Celebrate the Fourth of July

Animal CollectiveCourtesy of FatCat Records

The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.

1. Animal Collective, “Fireworks”
They may dress in silly costumes and record semi-tuneless noise collages, but it’s hard to impugn these freak-folkers’ patriotism. [Blogs Are for Dogs]

2. Arctic Monkeys, “Diamonds Are Forever” (live Shirley Bassey cover)
The Britpop juggernaut pays tribute to Bassey, who is now older than any three and a half Arctic Monkeys put together. [To Die By Your Side]

3. Interpol, “Mammoth” (instrumental)
Interpol had meant to write lyrics for this “Heinrich Manuever” B-side, but they were too busy wearing suits and listening to Joy Division. [Dead Flowers]

4. Jesse Harris, “Feel”
Norah Jones’s guitar player returns with more bare-chested machismo and cock-rock posturing. Just kidding! [Your Standard Life]

5. Daft Punk, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” (Neptunes remix)
The difference between this song and a celebrity telethon is that “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” is better without Kanye West. [MP3 via FunFunFun]
—Lane Brown

Animal Collective Celebrate the Fourth of July