This Week's Soundtrack looks ahead to Todd Rundgren, Baths, Generationals, and the end of our covers contest.

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Todd Rundgren

1. "The Crane Wife 3" by Marianne Faithfull and Nick Cave - A cover of The Decemberists. My Spilt Milk has created a collaborative covers playlist in Spotify, with concert tickets for the most creative contributors. The game's over Thursday evening, so join us.

2. "Stars" by Alexis Marceaux - From her 2011 album, Orange MoonAlexis and the Samurai have a Monday night residency at Chickie Wah Wah all month.

3. "Farrah Fawcett Hair" by Capital Cities - From the new In a Tidal Wave of Mystery.

4. "Wa Nuza" by Dirtmusic - From the new album, Troubles.

5. "Tout Petit La Planéte by Plastic Bertrand - From the Belgian new wave one-hit wonder responsible for "Ca Plane Pour Moi" (covered by Sonic Youth on the covers playlist)

6. "Worsening" by Baths - Coming to the Hi Ho Lounge Wednesday

7. "Baby's on Fire" by Brian Eno - Brought to mind by Baths, from the classic Another Green World.

8. "The Tired Moon" by Houses - Opening for Baths Wednesday

9. "When a Fire Starts to Burn" by Disclosure - from the new album, Settle.

10. "The Payoff Mix" by Steinski and Double Dee - An early DJ classic.

11. "Devil" by Sports & Leisure - Recently, we talked to Sports & Leisure about their new EP, Fitness. This is the lead track. 

12. "The Night the Carousel Burned Down" by Todd Rundgren - Right now, Todd Rundgren is celebrating his birthday at Toddstock at Nottoway Planation. It ends Saturday, and he'll play the House of Blues Sunday.

13. "For Beauty's Sake" by Marianne Faithfull - Because I felt like it ...

14. "Money" by Lady - Lady's self-titled debut album is a fine cratedigger soul album for Daptone fans.

15. "The World (is Going Up in Flames)" by Charles Bradley - Speaking of Daptone. Bradley's old school R&B show was one of the highlights of this year's Jazz Fest.

16. "Dem Bobo" by Femi Kuti - The son of the Afrobeat pioneer has a new album, No Place for My Dream, due out shortly. This is from his 2010 album, Africa for Africa.

17. "Unoyerera" by Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi - From Sarawogafirst released in 2012 but due out soon in America.

18. "Stand Tall" by The Dirty Heads - Playing the House of Blues Saturday with The Expendables, Big B, and The Scorseses.

19. "Say When" by Generationals - Playing a belated CD release party for Heza The Maison on Friday.

20. "Shook Loves" by Small Black - Playing The Hi Ho Friday.

21. "You Call Me On" by Twin Shadow - Playing The Maison Thursday.

22. "Onomatopoeia" by Todd Rundgren - Rundgren at his most self-consciously clever.