Black Tambourine
“For Ex-Lovers Only”

Attention revisionists: Early-90s Slumberland group Black Tambourine will get ye olde anthology treatment with Black Tambourine. Better than the Beatles anthology? Maybe! The album is due March 30 via Slumberland.

• Black Tambourine: http://www.myspace.com/btambourine
• Slumberland: http://www.slumberlandrecords.com

Bobby Birdman

“You’d Be Surprised”

New Moods was released last year on Fryk Beat.

• Bobby Birdman: http://www.myspace.com/bobbbirdman
• Fryk Beat: http://frykbeat.com

Nels Cline / Norton Wisdom

Stained Radiance

Nels Cline and Norton Wisdom’s Stained Radiance DVD is out now on Green Leaf Music.

• Nels Cline: http://www.nelscline.com
• Norton Wisdom: http://www.myspace.com/nowisdom
• Green Leaf Music: http://www.greenleafmusic.com

Broken Social Scene

“World Sick”

Forgiveness Rock Record is due May 4 via Arts & Crafts.

• Broken Social Scene: http://www.brokensocialscene.ca
• Arts & Crafts: http://www.arts-crafts.ca

K Records

Sophisticated Boom Boom [SXSW Mixtape]

K Records is doing a SXSW showcase March 17 with Tomlab, Asthmatic Kitty, and Sounds Familyre at The Beauty Bar. In celebration, K has made a special SXSW tiny mix tape titled after the showcase, Sophisticated Boom Boom. Check it out here:

http://www.krecs.com/sophisticatedboomboom

• K Records: http://www.krecs.com
• Tomlab: http://www.tomlab.com
• Asthmatic Kitty: http://asthmatickitty.com
• Sounds Familyre: http://www.soundsfamilyre.com

Shearwater

“Hidden Lakes”

The Golden Archipelago is due next Tuesday on Matador.

• Shearwater: http://shearwatermusic.com
• Matador: http://www.matadorrecords.com

  

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