New Releases: Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric – Czarface (Brick Records)

Apparently Inspectah Deck doesn’t feel the same as El-P when it comes to 7L & Esoteric. New collaboration out 2/19.

Video: R.A. The Rugged Man – Legends Never Die (album teaser)


Sounds: TRST – “Sulk”

I’m thinking Crystal Castles meets The Knife… but I like it. TRST’s new album, Trust, comes out 2/28 on Arts & Crafts.

Sounds: AU – “Solid Gold”

Portland, OR’s AU are quite an interesting band. Here is why (listen below). New album out April 3.

Streaming: Lambchop – “Gone Tomorrow”

The wife and I could not stop listening to KORT, but Kurt Wagner returns with a new Lambchop album next month, Mr. M, and proves he’s doing just fine with his old band, thank you.


New Releases: Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween) – Marvelous Clouds

Check out this teaser video for Aaron Freeman’s (better known as Gene Ween) new solo album, Marvelous Clouds, due out 4/10 on Partisan Records. The album features “13 heartfelt interpretations of songs written by 20th century poet/songwriter, Rod McKuen” – so he’s either completely off drugs or on a steady regimen. Either way, I love him, and I’m looking forward to hearing the new record.

Streaming: Xiu Xiu – “Hi”

Tuesday is the best day for great, overwrought art rock. New Xiu Xiu, Always, comes out on Polyvinyl on 3/6.