First up, New York City's Luna with the song "Malibu Love Nest" from their new (and final) album Rendezvous (iTunes, Amazon, Other Music) which is really good, if a bit more mellow than past albums. Then from the David Bern initiated WIRED Magazine cd Rip. Sample. Mash. Share. we heard my own abridged version of UK's The Rapture's song "Sister Saviour (Blackstrobe Remix)" (original in iTunes) . The cd is awesome, it contains new, unreleased music by The Beastie Boys, Le Tigre, Thievery Corporation, and Matmos to name only a few, and comes free with this month's WIRED, so rush to newsstands now... or go to and download the whole thing for free. Next we heard Brooklyn's Interpol with the song "Evil" from their most recent album Antics (iTunes, Amazon, Other Music). And finally, we heard the Elliott Smith with "Kings Crossing" from his final album From a Basement on the Hill (iTunes, Amazon, Other Music) that was mostly finished when he tragically died in October of 2003.