- Thomas Mapfumo (Oregon, Zimbabwe)
- Exile (Amazon pre-order)
- similar: Hallelujah Chicken Run Band
- Symphony of Science (Washington)
- "Children of Africa (The Story of Us)" and "The Big Beginning"
- Symphony of Science Bundle (free download)
- samples: The BBC’s The Incredible Human Journey, watch ’em all!
- Teddybears (Sweden) feat. Flaming Lips (OK) and Rigo (Sweden)
- "Chrystal Meth Christian" and "Tek it Down"
- Devil’s Music (iTunes, eMusic, Amazon MP3)
- similar: Fatboy Slim
- They Might Be Giants (Brooklyn, NYC)
- Join Us (iTunes, eMusic, Amazon MP3)
- subscribe to their great podcast!
- Cibo Matto (NYC)
- "Flowers" and "Working for Vacation"
- Stereo Type A (iTunes, eMusic, Amazon MP3)
- similar: Pizzicato Five
- Blondie (NYC) feat. Zach Condon of Beirut (NYC)
- "Girlie Girlie" and "A Sunday Smile"
- Panic of Girls (Amazon Import)
- similar: "Bad Boys" (The "Cops" Theme) by Inner Circle
- Real Estate (Brooklyn, NYC via New Jersey)
- "It’s Real"
- Days (pre-release) (free download)
- similar: Beach Fossils
ALSO ON THIS SHOW
This episode features clips from Carl Sagan‘s Cosmos, Stephen Hawking from this video, Carolyn Porco from this video, Alice Roberts from The Incredible Human Journey episode 3, this ABC News video about Ted Haggard, and a clip about young celebrity pre-written obituaries from NPR‘s On the Media, listen to the whole thing here.