The Majak Mixtape - New Tunes Tuesday

Hey everybody! Welcome to another stunning, flawless, amazing edition of the Majak Mixtape, where pop culture goes to escape the neverending discussion of Christina Aguilera messing up the "Star Spangled Banner." It's Tuesday, which means it's time for yet another, not to be totally redundant, stunning, flawless, amazing, dropping new albums better than your favorite edition of New Tunes Tuesday. There are a bevy of new releases from both sides of the pond that are making us totally enthused this Tuesday morning and hope you will be equally entertained by all of the aural delights. But before we get to the tunes, let us do what we do best, which is SPILL THE TEA.

First up, the involuntary manslaughter trial of Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor, is going to be televised according to a report from CNN. You know, because nothing quite keeps a circus-like atmosphere from taking over quite like gavel to gavel coverage, right?

In YOU IN DANGER GIRL news, Josh Brolin has struck out against John Travolta and Scientology in a new article about the religion in the New Yorker according to RadarOnline. Brolin tells a story about Marlon Brando and himself going over to a dinner party that Travolta was also attending. Brando apparently showed up to the party with a cut on his leg, because why the hell not, so Travolta decided that since he had just reached a new level of Scientology that he could heal Brando by placing his hand over the wound. Travolta, for his part, has denied this ever happened because he has the sense god gave a goose while Brolin stands beside the story because he's not afraid of Tom Cruise. He should be. Tom Cruise is known to create bombs. Just look at the box office for "Knight and Day."

Fans of shitty sitcoms with inexplicably large ratings, Charlie Sheen is going to be back on the set of "Two and a Half Men" in two weeks! Because Lord knows the people won't be begrudged their mediocrity.

In totally unsurprising news, sources close to Lindsay Lohan's camp are saying that the starlet is mad at the "Glee" Super Bowl episode as the episode mentioned Lohan's mother Dina as one of the biggest losers of the year. Yes, be mad at that. Lord knows that your life is going swimmingly well otherwise.

And that's the tea everybody. Next up, we tackle the tunes!

Let's get this Mixtape started! We kick off New Tunes Tuesday with the brand new Cut Copy album "Zonoscope." We adore Cut Copy and their brand of synthpop style of music. Below, their first single off the album, "Take Me Over."

Cut Copy's music alone is enough to make us love them like the douchebaggy hipsters that we are. But it's also the music they help remix for others that has truly endeared the group to us here at the Majak Mixtape. Here are a few remixes that got our Converse shuffling:
Kaiser Chiefs and their song "Never Miss a Beat"

Mercy Arms, "Kept Low"

Next up, British artist The Streets has announced that he's ending his persona and releasing one last album under the moniker with his new album "Computers and Blues."

We adore The Streets here. He's like the male Lily Allen circa her first album. Gloriously chav in his nature, The Streets combined street smarts swagger along with a quirky persona that is sends-up the chav nature as well as embracing it. Below, his current single "Going Through Hell."

And we throw it back for a classic The Streets track, "Blinded by the Lights."

In other British music news, Sound of 2011 runner-up James Blake has put out his debut album today. We're still sad that he came in second to Jessie "Do It like a Dude" J, but there is plenty of room for a bunch of great artists for us to love. Below, Blake covers the Feist song "Limit To Your Love," the first song off his self-titled debut.

Texas band And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead has a new album "Tao of Dead" out. We love this band just for the sheer ridiculousness of their band name along with the quality of the music they put out. But mainly for their name.

Another fabulous new album out is from Nicole Atkins, with her album "Mondo Amore."

Bonus, Nicole does a cover of "Be My Little Baby."

Lastly, singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson has a new album called "Bella." Below, one of our favorite tracks off the album, "Looking for a Girl."

Bonus, Teddy Thompson and Rufus Wainwright together for their tune "In My Arms" off of Thompson's 2008 album "A Piece of What You Need."

As always, we wish you love, peace and downloads! BRING ON THE MARGARET CHO MUSIC!

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