THIS WEEK IN MY IPOD: Last Thursday, Community kicked off its season with a montage scored to the Fratellis' "Baby Fratelli," off of 2006's awesome Costello Music. Then NBC set all of its Thursday comedy promos to "Chelsea Dagger," off the same album. This is probably the best media exposure the Fratellis have ever had, and I'm glad to see it. The timing stinks, though, since they apparently broke up in April.
Commercials for It's Kind of a Funny Story (you may know it better as Boy Interrupted by Julia Roberts's Niece) are in heavy rotation, and they close with Ida Maria's "Oh My God," which tonally and lyrically is an absolutely perfect song for a movie set in an insane asylum. Do you like songs by people who sound like they're riding the crest of a nervous breakdown? This should be the second song on your playlist, behind PJ Harvey's "Rid of Me" and before the Pixies' "Hey."