Around The Blogs: Yacht Rock, new singles and an entire cover album.

Only in the world of music blogs can you find Christopher Cross side-by-side with Animal Collective.

Does it get any better than beginning a week of blog material with Christopher Cross performing "Ride Like The Wind" while backed by the Roots? Jimmy Fallon developed his Monday Yacht Party just for me and my Time Life Soft Rock Classics obsession (over/under on how many times I've viewed the entire infomercial? Eight? It's more than just a collection of songs, it's a collection of emotions). Via Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

+Vampire Weekend is taking a page out of the Phoenix playbook by releasing the single "Horchata" early off their upcoming album "Contra." Sounds like you can expect more of the same - pseudo world music with electronic keys, the best part is always Ezra Koenig's vocal work. Via SPIN Online.

+If you agree with Pitchfork, they're one of the best bands out there. If you agree with us, perhaps that's a bit of an exaggeration. Either way, people will listen if the rumored Animal Collective December release proves to be true. Via Pitchfork

Twitter / Tokyo Police Club: Hey friends, its your old ... via kwout

+If you want an impromptu release from a band that's horribly underrated, check out this quick solo piece from Graham Wright (keyboardist, Tokyo Police Club). Via @TokyoPoliceClub

+Finally, before they broke up this year, Kendrick Strauch (keyboardist, The Harlem Shakes) spent his last days before a summer tour recording an entire cover album of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Fever To Tell." Via BrooklynVegan

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