Captain Ahab
“Acting Hard”

Holy moly. This track is fucking heavy. Captain Ahab’s third full-length, The End of Irony, is due April 6 via Deathbomb Arc.

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• Deathbomb Arc:

Andrew W.K. with Matt Sweeney

“Beef Cheeks” [Daytrotter]

Andrew W.K.’s latest album, OK Computer, was released on Capitol in 1997.

• Andrew W.K.:
• Daytrotter:

Mayer Hawthorne

“I Wish It Would Rain”

• Mayer Hawthorne:
• Stones Throw:

Owen Pallett

“Lewis Takes Off His Shirt”

Heartland is out now on Domino. You can also get a limited-to-300, 189-page orchestral score book of the album, available at Pallet’s website. Yes, that means a full orchestral score, including lyrics and diagrams — shit’s bound by hand too! Now why can’t they do this for the Merzbox?

• Owen Pallett:
• Domino:

Summer Cats

“TV Guide”

This track is the B-side to the upcoming “Your Timetable” single, due March 16 via Slumberland. But guess what? Neither tracks are on Songs for Tuesdays, their upcoming full-length set for release on July 14. Friends, this is music to slit your wrists to.

• Summer Cats:
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Gultskra Artikler


Galaktika, the newest release by Moscow-based Gultskra Artikler, is due April 20 via Other Electricities. Wish I had something funny to say here, but this music is too serious.

• Gultskra Artikler:
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