Monobody, "Curry Courier Career"
Is there such a thing as a math jam band? I think there might be.
Trigger Cut, "Fireworks"
This is just pure throwback to mid-90s Amphetamine Reptile stuff. It makes the Pavement band name a little off, though, they should have called themselves "Shitbeard" instead. Anyway, you know I'm a sucker for this stuff.
Vampire Weekend, "Horchata"
This is actually the song that kind of clangs the most from the second Vampire Weekend record. It just feels far too clever, like it's trying too hard, and ends up ringing false to me. It seems more like the result of a computation than something genuine. I don't know exactly why that is, but that's what I get from it, and largely from the entire album. Like Ezra Koenig decided to build the song around that horchata/balaclava rhyme, just to get it out there.
Thou, "Something In The Way"
Anyway, enough of that. Here's Thou plodding their way through a Nirvana cover, part of their full-length tribute. Thou rules.
Belle and Sebastian, "Stop, Look, and Listen"
This was originally on the I'm a Cuckoo single, and later appeared on the The Third Eye Centre compilation. B&S are very much in a Simon & Garfunkel mode here, but they pull it off with aplomb.