Question: Are We Not Men? Answer: We Are the Killers!

Michael Krebber’s Bruce Jones (2008).

1. The Killers, “Human”
On this newly leaked track from the Killers’ upcoming Day & Age, Brandon Flowers ask the musical question, “Are we human, or are we dancers?” If this so-so track is what we have to go by, then we guess we’re just human. [Fuck You on Friday]

2. Malik Yusef feat. Kanye West and Adam Levine, “Promised Land”
Malik Yusef (with help from West and Maroon 5’s Levine) makes a play for the crucial evangelical–alien–Native American vote with this somewhat confusing track from the upcoming benefit disk Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement. [Pitchfork]

3. Katy Perry, “Electric Feel” (MGMT cover)
So what’s Katy Perry doing with her lips now? A solid, soulful acoustic version of this MGMT track, as much as we hate to admit it. [Mixtape Maestro]

4. I’m Not Jim, “Uncomplicated”
You’ve read about Jonathan Lethem’s band in the pages of New York — and here’s what they sound like. [Some Velvet Blog]

5. Madlib feat. Poke, “The Ox”
Madlib peers through the smoke to say “the same way it is, the same way it used to be,” and the same is true of this track, which maintains the same vinyl-geek sensibility he’s built his reputation on. [Beat Register]

Question: Are We Not Men? Answer: We Are the Killers!