The B-52s: Still Around!

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1. The B-52’s, “Hot Corner”
When Fred Schneider hollers “Hey y’all, last call! Last chance to dance!” he’s probably talking to his own aging bandmates. But if you didn’t know any better, you’d never guess that this was recorded almost two decades after “Love Shack.” [Rock Daily]

2. The Dino 5, “The Dino 5 Theme Song”
A supergroup of cuddly rappers (Chali 2na, Ladybug, Prince Paul, etc.) give voice to cartoon dinosaurs to teach your kids about hip-hop. You can finally retire that awful Kidz Bop version of “Float On” your toddler has been forcing you to listen to. [So Much Silence]

3. Plants and Animals, “Bye Bye Bye”
These freaky neo-hippies sound like the unholy spawn of Arcade Fire and Animal Collective and, thankfully, nothing like N’Sync. [MP3 This]

4. The National, “Around the Bend”
The National, who have always sounded like something Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy would’ve had on his iPod, sounded even more baroque playing this new song at BAM this past weekend with a full chamber ensemble. [Pop Cop]

5. Yo La Tengo, “Bobby’s Girl”
YLT do a not-bad cover of the Lesley Gore track for Eugene Mirman’s “Invite Them Up” series at Rififi. [Jess Jarnow]
—Ehren Gresehover

The B-52s: Still Around!