Madonna Sows Her Gypsy Oats

Madonna and Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz onstage at Live Earth.Photo: Getty Images

The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.

1. Madonna feat. Gogol Bordello, “La Isla Bonita” (live at Live Earth)
Madonna performs a song about Spain with a band of Ukrainian expats, in an apparent bid to reinvent herself as someone terrible at geography. [Brugo]

2. The National, “Pretty in Pink” (Psychedelic Furs cover)
A reverent version of the best song that inspired Molly Ringwald to make out with Andrew McCarthy. [Daytrotter via Stereogum]

3. The New Pornographers, “Myriad Harbor”
As if it were necessary, the indie supergroup lists the reasons why New York City is better than their hometown of Vancouver. [Fluxblog]

4. David Banner feat. Akon, Lil Wayne, and Snoop Dogg, “Speaker”
Banner and friends break down the fourth wall on this single about being played on a stereo. [New Music Albums]

5. Spoon, “1975”
Britt Daniel wants you to buy his new album so badly, he’s willing to do silly things like pretend to be Iggy Pop. [Covert Curiosity]
—Lane Brown

Madonna Sows Her Gypsy Oats