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No Tony Danza in sight but: it all comes around to Bruce. Again. Plus: Ace of Base reimagined, Klaxons meet Justice and more.


1a. Klaxons, “As Above, So Below (Justice remix)”
After last week’s not so hot to trot show in DC, Justice helps Klaxons expand on their 45 minute set list by making them sound more like the Doobie Brothers. Which basically means – more awesome.Yacht rock. Look it up.

MP3 here via Panda Toes

1b.Klaxons, “No Diggity” (Blackstreet cover)
And then they do this.

MP3 here via Occupation

2.Arcade Fire, “Kiss Off” (Violent Femmes cover)
Overwhelmed by having all the hype in the world stolen by Radiohead, Arcade Fire turns feisty. And starts a vicious circle.

MP3 here via Music Slut

3.Bruce Springsteen feat. Arcade Fire, “Keep the Car Running”
You know how people say “Neon Bible is basically a Bruce Springsteen album”, well, here is more proof.

check it out here via Stereogum

and to come full circle.

4.Elvis Costello, “Brilliant Disguise” (Bruce Springsteen cover)
Brillian Disguise is as brilliant as you would expect anything involving Elvis Costello AND Bruce Springsteen to be. Which would be: very brilliant.

MP3 here via Fuel Friends

5. The Kooks, “All That She Wants” (Ace of Base cover)
Brighton’s favorite whippersnappers covering Swedish pop’s black sheep had all the makings of either a. a disaster or b. the most awesome thing you’ve heard this week. It (thankfully, if a little disappointingly) lands closer to option b.

MP3 here via Fuel Friends

6.The Hives, “Try It Again”
I want to love the new Hives. (I actually want to love everything and everyone from Sweden, all the time, especially if it involves creative stage outfitting). But somehow, I can’t. “Hate to say I told you so”-this isn’t.

MP3 here via You Love my Mewzik

7. Daft Punk, “Too Long/Steam Machine” (live)
New Song! Finally something to keep those Daft Punk hands kids Busy. Like Bees.

MP3 here via Culture Bully