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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – The Brutalist Bricks

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist BricksTed Leo & the PharmacistsThe Brutalist Bricks (Matador)

Where have all the rude boys gone?

They’re pounding the pavement, looking for work in our wi-fi layered neighborhoods, too busy trying to become a part of the system rather than rebel against it.

It’s called getting older, and while it’s something to fear for a few years in your twenties, you eventually begin to realize that it’s inevitable. The least you can do is to hide just how much you’ve really sold out to your friends who are still holding on to their righteous ideology while perfecting their latte art instead of perfecting their resume.

Don’t worry. They’ll eventually sell out too and all of that progressive zeal will be replaced with complacency and compromise. Hell, even Ted Leo is beginning to get softer lyrically while cleverly revisiting the same blend of Attractions‘ bash that made him such a vital voice during the Bush II administration.

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Album Streams: White Stripes, Ted Leo, Pavement, more

Tune in!NPR is streaming the following:

The White Stripes, ‘Under Great White Northern Lights’ (through March 16)

Broken Bells’ self-titled debut (through March 30)

And AOL/Spinner is streaming the following new releases through Sunday, March 14:

Broken Bells, 'Broken Bells' (Sony)

Gorillaz, 'Plastic Beach' (EMI)

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, 'Brutalist Bricks' (Matador; MP3, MP3)

Pavement, 'Quarantine the Past: Greatest Hits 1989-1999' (Matador; MP3)

More streams below. Let us know if you hear anything good.

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Forkcast Filter, Round 20

Pitchfork: ForkcastThe fine folks at the Fork have been uncovering all kinds of new music for you to check out. It’s hard for anybody to listen to everything. We handpick the stuff that might appeal to the GLONO reader…whatever that means. Listen for yourself and let us know what you think.

Here’s our latest roundup of the good stuff that Pitchfork has given up recently on their Forkcast:

Weezer – “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To (Doctor RosenRosen Remix)”

A Sunny Day in Glasgow – “Shy (Ernest Gonzales Remix)”

Tindersticks – “Black Smoke”

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Say No to Love” (Live)

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – “Even Heroes Have to Die”

The Notwist – “Boneless (Grizzly Bear Remix)”

More fun after the jump…

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Fun with Forkast, Round 8

Just because it’s been several months since we’ve done a Forkast update, it doesn’t mean we haven’t been paying attention.

The Long Blondes – “Here Comes The Serious Bit” from Couples, out now in the UK and due May 6 in the U.S. from Rough Trade

Panda Bear – “Comfy in Nautica” (XXXChange Remix) – Original version from Person Pitch, out now on Paw Tracks

Radiohead – “Nude (Holy Fuck Remix)” – Original track from In Rainbows, out now on ATO

Islands – “Creeper” from Arm’s Way; due April 20 on Anti-

The Dodos – “Ashley” from Visiter, out now on Frenchkiss

A bunch more after the jump…

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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Living With The Living

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Living With The LivingTed Leo and the PharmacistsLiving With The Living (Touch and Go)

It’s going to read like How Not To Write Record Reviews With Cliches 101, but there are times when you can’t avoid em: We need Ted Leo now more than ever. (I will pause so you can get all the groaning out of your system.) But hear me out.

In a world full of Ford commercials drawling “This is OUR country,” where our government is destroying secret laptops and refusing to answer questions about it, where the names of more and more 19-year-old kids dying in Iraq are scrolled across the Sunday morning news programs every week and yet somehow the paternity of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby is still making headline news, where are the people who are just a little bit scared of waking up every morning in the Land of the Free supposed to find comfort?

You could do worse than starting with Living With The Living.

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More Fun with Forkast

Some recent good stuff from Forkcast:

Great Lake Swimmers – “Your Rocky Spin” from Onigiara, due 05/08/07 on Nettwerk.

Of Montreal – “Green Typewriter Suite” Olivia Tremor Control cover live in Dallas.

Ted Leo – “Bomb.Repeat.Bomb.(1954)” alternate take from Living With the Living, due 3/20/07 on Touch & Go.

CSS – “I Wanna Be Your J-Lo” Sleater-Kinney interpolation from a BBC session.

Previously: 1, 2.