They were replaced, all of them. I think Paul Westerberg was one of the replacements, actually.
Ha ha ha!
Spoon - The Beast and Dragon, Adored
This one's a grower, not a shower. Most Spoon songs are like that for me, actually.
The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show
Do the hipsters still like these guys? I mean this song was prominently featured in a commercial recently. Doesn't that mean they're a bunch of filthy sellouts?
I'm going to subvert the government's plan by not spending my stimulus package at all! It's going straight under the mattress -- right next to all those paychecks, bills, and my plans for an ethanol-fueled space station!
Those Ghostland Observatory characters make good music.
Vampire Weekend - Walcott
I'm a few months late to the party on this, but now I see what all the indie press has been gushing about. Pretty good. It's like Voxtrot covering Paul Simon's Graceland album.