No less than five must have singles coming out on Monday...which, shockingly, is already the first Monday in March. Where has time gone?
In no particular order [except the first, because that's the most must have]:
The Kills - Cheap & Cheerful
Their best single yet, on 7" only with exclusive b-side. How indie. Kinda wish they were putting out some remixes of this one, though you can always head over to here to make your own.
The Ting Tings - Great DJ
Took me a bit to come around to this one, but it's pretty gosh-darn great. Comes on CD with a Calvin Harris remix, and [I believe] a one-sided etched 7". Oooh.
Hercules & Love Affair - Blind
I'm not a huge fan of Antony and I'm kinda over the DFA collective, but this is a fantastic slice of disco circa 2008. A formatting nightmare, though - a CD with a b-side and 2 remixes, a colored 7" with the same b-side, and 2 separate 12"s. One has both the remixes from the CD and the album version while the other has a pair of exclusive mixes, one a dub of one of the mixes on the other 12". Ugh.
Alphabeat - Fascination
Truth be told, this song kinda drove me nuts when I first heard it and I couldn't make it through the first verse. But once I gave it a chance and let the chorus sweep in at around 0:45, I was totally sold. A 2-tracker with a Bimbo Jones remix, then a maxi with the same mix plus 2 more, and a 7" with a fourth remix. Someone needs to go to formatting school.
Operator Please - Get What You Want
Not as good as 'Leave It Alone', but a zillion times better than the piece of just 'Just A Song About Ping Pong', so there you have it. I'm very curious to hear the album. [Which, yes, has been out in Australia for quite some time, I just haven't gotten around to getting it yet.]
All of this, and a new Nick Cave album - who, truth be told, I'm not a gigantic fan of, but the single is fucking fatnastic. See?