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:
• Slumberland:

Bobby Birdman

“You’d Be Surprised”

New Moods was released last year on Fryk Beat.

• Bobby Birdman:
• Fryk Beat:

Nels Cline / Norton Wisdom

Stained Radiance

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

• Nels Cline:
• Norton Wisdom:
• Green Leaf Music:

Broken Social Scene

“World Sick”

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

• Broken Social Scene:
• Arts & Crafts:

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:

• K Records:
• Tomlab:
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“Hidden Lakes”

The Golden Archipelago is due next Tuesday on Matador.

• Shearwater:
• Matador:


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