Music Monday for September 13

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Andy Ryan

Welcome to the first of NewsFeed’s once-a-week playlists for the music of the day’s news. Hope you’ve got headphones!

For NFL receiver Calvin Johnson, whose ambiguous touchdown catch yesterday cost the Detroit Lions a victory on opening weekend: Neko Case, “Hold On, Hold On”


Fun fact: Neko Case is the favorite artist of exactly zero NFL players.

For Luke Angel, the British student reportedly banned from the U.S. for life for drunkenly sending an insulting email to Barack Obama: The Clash, “I’m So Bored with the U.S.A.”


He didn’t want to go there anyway!

For Joaquin Phoenix, who is returning to The Late Show With David Letterman for the first time since his awkward appearance in February 2009: Radiohead, “How to Disappear Completely”


Joaquin’s not heeeeeerrrreeeee, this interview isn’t happeniiiiiiiinnnnggg.

For Rahm Emmanuel, who it turns out is totally probably thinking about running for mayor of Chicago: Frank Sinatra, “My Kind of Town”


In Rahm’s version of this song, the finger-snapping is replaced by gratuitous bird-flipping.

Finally, for ’90s indie rockers The Dismemberment Plan, who announced today a short East Coast reunion tour: The Dismemberment Plan, “A Life Of Possibilities”


Welcome back, dudes.