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New Music Tapes song, video: For the Planet Pluto

Video: The Music Tapes – “For the Planet Pluto”

MP3: The Music Tapes – “For the Planet Pluto”

Pluto. The planet named by a little girl. Grumpy old astronomers told Pluto it couldn’t be a planet anymore. They called it Dwarf Planet.

It’s about time somebody stuck up for little Pluto, demoted from planethood in 2006. And in case you were wondering, Wikipedia verifies that Pluto really was named by “an eleven-year-old schoolgirl in Oxford, England” in 1930. And later that year, the Disney dog was named in the new planet’s honor.

In the video Of Montreal‘s Kevin Barnes makes a cameo as “The Slightly Sinister Father.”

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Jeff Mangum Sings with E6 All-Starr Band

Tiny Mix Tapes reports that Neutral Milk Hotel leader Jeff Mangum performed three songs in New York with Julian Koster‘s “Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise” tour:

He came on stage and sang on part of Olivia Tremor Control‘s “I Have Been Floated” and Elf Power‘s “The Arrow Flies Close,” as well as the entirety of Olivia Tremor Control’s “The Opera House” with the whole E6 crew at the end of the night.

Exciting stuff. The “Elephant Six Orchestra” is comprised of Koster along with Will Cullen Hart, Scott Spillane, Laura Carter, Eric Harris, Nesey Gallons, the Singing Saw, the 7 Foot Tall Metronome, and Static the Television.

YouTube video, of course, after the jump…

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