Balmorhea’s Constellations is due February 23 via Western Vinyl. By the way, I had some Balmorhea this morning. It wasn’t pretty.

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• Western Vinyl:

Golden Triangle

“Neon Noose”

Golden Triangle’s debut album Double Jointer is due March 2 via Hardly Art.

• Golden Triangle:
• Hardly Art:

St. Vincent

“Laughing With a Mouth of Blood” (with comedy duo thunderAnt)

This is St. Vincent’s third video for Actor, released last year on 4AD. FYI: thunderAnd is the comedy due of Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney/NPR blogger).

• St. Vincent:
• thunderAnt:
• 4AD:

The Tallest Man on Earth

“King of Spain”

The Tallest Man on Earth (no, not this dude) will release his sophomore album The Wild Hunt April 13 through Dead Oceans.

• The Tallest Man on Earth:
• Dead Oceans:

Ecstatic Sunshine


Ecstatic Sunshine’s Yesterday’s Work is out now on HOSS Records. It was released with barely a peep in the press, but it’s definitely worth checking out.

• Ecstatic Sunshine:
• HOSS Records:

The Souljazz Orchestra


Rising Sun, The Souljazz Orchestra’s third album, is due February 16 on Strut.

• The Souljazz Orchestra:
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