Aa (“Big A little a”) hail from Booklyn and have been going at it for the last six years. Time to breakout, no? This track, “Mossy,” is from a recent European-only 12-inch. It’ll also appear on a forthcoming full-length, due later this year.

• Aa: http://www.sleeep.com/aa

The Magnetic Fields

“We Are Having a Hootenanny”

The Magnetic Fields are fucking awesome. Anyway, here’s a video for “We Are Having a Hootenanny,” a short track off the band’s upcoming album, Realism. Look for it January 26 on Nonesuch.

• The Magnetic Fields: http://www.houseoftomorrow.com
• Nonesuch: http://www.nonesuch.com

Slow Six

“The Night You Left New York”

Western Vinyl is set to release Slow Six’s Tomorrow Becomes You January 26. And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… a quote from The Wire!!

Listening is like slipping into a warm aural bath…Tignor’s beguiling compositions move seamlessly through several stages of development, often ending up somewhere distant from where they appeared to be headed at the outset.


• Slow Six: http://www.slowsix.com
• Western Vinyl: http://westernvinyl.com

Radar Brothers

“Horses Warriors”

From Merge:

The Illustrated Garden is the punchiest, most lyrically direct set of songs the band has released to date. The songs are unmistakably Radar Brothers, but the Treichel/Hussey rhythm section often pushes them in unexpected directions.

Look for the album March 23 via Merge.

• Radar Brothers: http://www.myspace.com/radarbros
• Merge: http://www.mergerecords.com

Mos Def


Be warned: you might have to sit through a shitty ad first.

• Mos Def: http://www.myspace.com/mosdef
• Downtown Records: http://www.downtownmusic.com/artist/mos-def
• Radiohead (why not): http://www.radiohead.com

Secret Machines

“Like I Can”

Tell your folks: Secret Machines have released “Like I Can” as a digital single.

• Secret Machines: http://thesecretmachines.com


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