CHUM ONAH

CHUM ONAH

The lady bloggers and heavy Underwater Peoples Records pushers over at BUTTERxFACE are set to release a decidedly lo-fi tribute to Michael Jackson within the next couple days. CHUM ONAH will feature a whole slew of rising fuzzy bedroom-pop purveyors, including Toro y Moi, Dem Hunger, Family Portrait, Julian Lynch, plus more from Underwater Peoples and elsewhere. For now, listen to a couple different takes on “Human Nature” from Thriller and start checking the BxF blog obsessively until the album drops. (via GvB)

UPDATE: The whole comp is now available here.

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Download: Toro y Moi – Human Nature (Michael Jackson cover)

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Download: Julian Lynch – Human Nature (Michael Jackson cover)

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Download: Michael Jackson – Human Nature
Buy: Essential feels like an understatement… if for some reason you don’t own a copy of Thriller, get one at Amazon (CD) or Insound (LP).

Happy Independence.

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Download: Animal Collective – Fireworks
Buy: There’s never a bad time to pick up Strawberry Jam if you don’t own it already.

Michael Jackson R.I.P.

Michael Jackson R.I.P.

A figure so monumental that no mention of his passing would be criminal. His influence on music and entertainment has been so massive that I don’t think it really needs to be explained. And maybe it’s been difficult for most of us to get excited about Michael Jackson for a while now, but I can still remember dancing to my mom’s Thriller LP in our living room and eagerly awaiting premieres of his music videos as a child. Let’s all take a moment to remember the most successful solo artist in the history of music and a true genius of pop.

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Download: The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back

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Download: Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough

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Download: Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Watch: Peep his classic performance of “Billie Jean” on 1983’s Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever below and head over to the Michael Jackson Youtube channel to check out any of his untouchable music videos.