Balmorhea
“Bowsprit”

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

• Balmorhea: http://balmorheamusic.com
• Western Vinyl: http://westernvinyl.com

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: http://www.ilovestvincent.com
• thunderAnt: http://www.myspace.com www.thunderant.com
• 4AD: http://www.4ad.com

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: http://www.myspace.com/thetallestmanonearth
• Dead Oceans: http://www.deadoceans.com

Ecstatic Sunshine

“Conch”

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: http://www.myspace.com/ecstaticsunshine
• HOSS Records: http://www.hossrecords.com

The Souljazz Orchestra

“Mamaya”

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

• The Souljazz Orchestra: http://www.souljazzorchestra-risingsun.com
• Strut: http://www.strut-records.com

Title Tracks

“Steady Love”

“Steady Love” is on the band’s debut full-length, It Was Easy, due February 23 on Ernest Jenning.

• Title Tracks: http://www.myspace.com/titletracksdc
• Ernest Jenning: http://www.ernestjenning.com

  

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