Smalltown DJs: Best of 2011 Mixtape

This one’s a winner. 32 artists / 32 tracks featuring SBTRKT, Youth Lagoon, Spank Rock, Rainbow Arabia, Destroyer, Real Estate, Phantogram,YACHT, Beastie Boys, Cults, Santigold, Friends, M83 and more.

Primavera Sound Insane 2012 Lineup

OK, the lineup for this year’s Primavera Festival is outrageous: A$AP Rocky, AraabMUZIK, Atlas Sound, Beirut, Björk, Black Lips, Danny Brown, Death Cab For Cutie, Death Grips, Dirty Beaches, Girls, Grimes, Hype Williams, Japandroids, Justice, Liturgy, Mazzy Star, Melvins, Napalm Death, Neon Indian, OFF!, Real Estate, Refused, SBTRKT, Sharon Van Etten, Spiritualized, The Cure, The Drums, The Rapture, The War On Drugs, The xx, Trash Talk, Washed Out, Wavves, Wilco, Yo La Tengo and about a hundred other bands.

Real Estate “Easy”

Real Estate just put out this comedic clip for “Easy” from their fantastic album Days, which came in as our top pick for 2011’s releases. Looks like their street team may be a touch on the aggressive side.

These Go To 11 Awards: Top Albums

Around this time each year we have the ask, has the whole world gone list crazy? And yes, we have, and ours go to eleven. Here’s our favorites this year.

Real Estate “Easy” (Live)

A live performance of “Easy” from this year’s release, Days, which is making a well deserved appearance on lots of year end lists.

Real Estate “It’s Real”

Real Estate and doggies! A new clip for a standout track off their new album featuring the band and their fuzzy friends. Happy Friday.

What’s New In Music This Week

This Week: M83 impresses with a double-disc; Real Estate’s Days of sunny surf pop; Gauntlet Hair is intriguing, but…; Brooklyn folk singer Elizabeth Harper is reinvented as Class Actress; My Brightest Diamond’s greatest gem is her voice.

Spotlight: Cover Love

How do we even start to cover the covers? Maybe with some connections: Dirty Beaches does Johnny Cash — Cash does Nine Inch Nails — Reznor & Karen O do Zeppelin — it just goes on from there.

Pitchfork Paris Lineup

Curated by Bon Iver, who will also perform, Pitchfork will be hosting it’s first event in Paris on October 28th and 29th. Aphex Twin, Iceage, Four Tet, Cut Copy, Real Estate and more will be there.