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MGMT, Fat Joe, Josh RitterThis week on Crossfade TV, the Download Music crew listens to new songs from Brooklyn duo <a href="http://music.download.com/mgmt/3600-8691_32-101095125.html">MGMT</a>, hip-hop star <a href="http://music.download.com/fatjoe/3600-8526_32-100021686.html">Fat...
[ Music ] ^M00:00:05 >> Hey, welcome to Crossfade TV, I'm Peter Gavin and these are our picks taken straight from our site music.download.com. My pick this week is MGMT, otherwise known as Management. And they have a new album out called Oracular Spectacular. ^M00:00:19 [ Music ] ^M00:00:25 >> There are some catchy party tracks on this album like Electric Feel, but other songs like Weekend War show off their unique songwriting style. To me they're like a cross between Two Gallants and David Bowie. I really think these guys are gonna blow up soon. ^M00:00:37 [ Music ] ^M00:00:46 >> They're on tour in the U.S. and Europe this winter. And they'll also be playing the Coachella Music Festival in April, which by the way we have a free Coachella Playlist currently on music.download.com. And to check out Management, just search for MGMT. >> Hey, everybody, this is Mike Tao and for my first pick of the year I'm gonna go with Fat Joe, who's set to release his new album The Elephant in the Room very shortly. ^M00:01:07 [ Music ] ^M00:01:12 >> Now, whether he is making hip hop classics with his affiliated crews DITC, Terror Squad or on a solo tip, Fat Joe knows how to make a hit record. Now the lead single I Won't Tell features R&B singer J. Holiday and it sounds like it will be another hit with the ladies. ^M00:01:26 [ Music ] ^M00:01:32 >> Now the release date hasn't been confirmed yet, but expect the Elephant in the Room to be another Fat Joe classic when it drops later this year. >> Hey, this is Kurt Wolff, from my pick this week is Idaho singer songwriter Josh Ritter. His latest album is titled The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter and we've got a great track from another side, it's called Mind's Eye. ^M00:01:49 [ Music ] ^M00:01:55 >> Ritter's lyrics are as clever and cracky as [inaudible] and Bob Dylan to [inaudible] compared sometimes, but he also got an effort catching melodies, which at times remind me of Spoon. ^M00:02:04 [ Music ] ^M00:02:08 >> The album actually came out in 2007. I got a little lost in the shuffle, but lately it's been really grabbing me. So, I think it's totally worth revisiting. Note that along with Mind's Eye we also have a full album stream of Ritter's previous album it's called The Animal Years. So, if smart pop song writing is your things there should be plenty to get you started. ^M00:02:25 [ Music ]