I know, I know -- we're all sick of it, and don't ever want to hear it again -- but what the hell, have another "Do You Want To" remix -- this one's a b-side to the forthcoming single for "The Fallen."
Franz Ferdinand -- Do You Want To (Erol Alkan remix)
What's better than Canadian collectives that make fantastic music? Canadian collectives that put out children's albums, that's what. Paper Bag Records' See You on the Moon: Songs for Kids of All Ages comes out on March 21. It's a little uneven -- there's a predictably Jesus-centric Sufjan Stevens song and a disappointing Broken Social Scene cover of "Puff the Magic Dragon" -- I'm sure both will make the rounds on other blogs, so I'll refrain from posting them. Here's what I thought were the standout tracks:
Hot Chip -- I Can't Wake Up
Fembots -- Under the Bed
Apostles of Hustle feat. The Huskies -- 24 Robbers
Finally, from the new Stephin Merritt album, Showtunes, (a collection of his works written for the stage, due out March 15), an adorably chipper track full of ukulele love. I'm not sure which of his three mini-operas this is from, my best guess would be the one that was about Hans Christian Anderson, My Life As a Fairy Tale. I'm not sure how to credit it, so I'll go with what was on the track, but this sung by an ensemble, not Merritt himself.
Stephin Merritt -- Ukulele Me!