Download This: Songs by Shakira, and others
SHAKIRA, ''DON'T BOTHER''
The hip-twitching pop stunner tells an ex not to fret about leaving her for another woman on her rousing new single. Just one thing: What kind of moron is leaving Shakira for another woman?! Buy the track on iTunes
BOUND STEMS, ''WAKE UP, MA AND PA ARE GONE''
A woozy triumph featuring quivering vocals, ragged distortion, and train-track drums, the song follows its haphazard trajectory to arrive at a blissfully imperfect indie-rocking whole. Download the track for free at Flameshovel Records
MIGUEL MENDEZ, ''YOU GOT ME ALL WRONG''
An eerie, Elliott Smith-esque dirge from this California singer-songwriter. Cresting with a startling guitar solo, the song is both gorgeous and disquieting. Download it here
ROBBIE FULKS, ''FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE HOTLINE''
An off-the-cuff lark that has Fulks trying to write the perfect power-pop song and dialing up experts mid-song to deconstruct the formula. Funny stuff for FOW fanatics. Buy the track on iTunes
(Some of this week's links may expire after Nov. 11, 2005.)