Grizzly Bear Triumph Over Writers Strike

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1. Grizzly Bear, “Blackcurrant Jam”
These Brooklyn psych rockers’ first Conan appearance (they were scheduled for last night) was, sadly, among the first indie-rock casualties of the writers strike. Still, their new EP is out today and it’s excellent. [You Ain’t No Picasso]

2. Pete Doherty, “Delivery” (demo)
If the studio version of Babyshambles’ new single wasn’t crack-y enough for you, here’s the demo. We think you’ll find it quite sufficient. [Fuel Friends]

3. Wilco, “Impossible Germany” (live)
Wilco prove again what Geraldine Fibbers did a decade ago: When Nels Cline plays guitar in your band, your lyrics don’t need to make any goddamn sense. [Stereogum]

4. The Verve, “Sit and Wonder” (live)
We know we’re supposed to be blasé about band reunions at this point, but we’re actually really excited that Richard Ashcroft is finally doing something more than just making crappy solo albums. Oh, and this song isn’t bad either. [Stereogum]

5. Kylie Minogue, “In My Arms”
Forget the lame Spice Girls reunion — this is a pop comeback we can get behind. [8/1]

Grizzly Bear Triumph Over Writers Strike