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Florida Bound: Kate Nash, eLZhi, MGMT and more links

I’m head to South Florida for a few days, but here are a few links to keep you busy in the meantime:

A) Kate Nash is back with her 2nd album, My Best Friend Is You will be released on April 19th. The first single is “Doo Wah Do” and it sounds like, well Kate Nash. More catchy retro pop that she does so well. I couldn’t post an mp3, but I’m sure you’ll put your Google searching skills to use.

B) Back in December, I somehow missed Detroit rapper eLZhi’s effort, The Leftovers (Unmixtape). Its not a mixtape (technically), but a collection of eLZhi’s featured works. Featuring the likes of Jake One, Royce Da 5’9″ and Rapper Big Pooh, its more than solid and should make you dig in the crates for the underrated ’08 album, The Preface. Anyways, check out the Black Milk produced “Deep” of The Leftovers, its part of whats bringing back Detroit hip-hop.
eLZhi – Deep (produced by Black Milk)

C) MGMT is preparing for the release of their latest effort, Congratulations. What better way than to leak the first single, “Flash Delirium”? This has some of the trippy elements of “The Youth”, but aside from that, it looks like we are getting some growth from the duo. “Flash Delirium” is a melancholy piece of retro wave that will probably turn off fans looking for the next “Electric Feel”, but is a damn good start to the MGMT’s next effort.
Download MGMT – Flash Delirium” free here.

D) I’m not sure I can wait much longer for a The Hood Internet show to roll thru the South. They need to make a tour stop in Atlanta soon. Go here to see the growing list of dates the mash-up duo has lined up.
The Hood Internet – Giving Up The Sunshowers (M.I.A. x Vampire Weekend) by hoodinternet

E) Have you heard of From the Basement? Its a pretty amazing online music show featuring intimate performances from the likes of Beck, Andrew Bird, Fleet Foxes and The Shins. The Jose Gonzalez set (especially “Down The Line”) is particularly stirring. Thanks Tom.

F) the Bird and the Bee are releasing a genius cover album, Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall & John Oates. the Bird and the Bee + Hall & Oates? Sign me up. Check out their slick reworking of the underrated “Private Eyes” over at Pop Candy. See the original below. How awesome is that mustache?

Also, if you haven’t downloaded Kyle Lucas’ Its Always Sunny In Marietta mixtape yet, do it already. Below is one reasons of many.
Kyle Lucas – So High ft Slim Cutta Calhoun