Aw, shucks, cloudy shoes. Nothing ever goes right for Damien Jurado! Saint Bartlett is due May 25 via Secretly Canadian. Knowing his luck, it’ll get delayed or something.
Ellen Allien. Dust. May 25. BPitch Control.
The National are getting quite the bloodbuzz lately. HA HA.
• The National: http://highviolet.com
“That Will Never Get Blood Out Of A Clown Suit”
Chicago group Locks, a self-described “co-dependent, self indulgent, 2 man solo project,” will release their new album, Suicides Don’t Commit Themselves, June 15 on Static Station. The video above, for the track “That Will Never Get Blood Out Of A Clown Suit,” is the group’s “first-ish” video (not sure what that means, but the Chocolate Grinder likes it!) and features some dolly/lighting work by Ben Chandler and Brian Henry. If only every video had Chandler and Henry doing dolly/lighting work.
“Gentle On My Mind” [John Hartford cover]
Eric Bachmann (a.k.a. Crooked Fingers) will release a new EP, Reservoir Songs Volume II, on Foreign Leisure. The release, Bachmann’s second EP of covers, will be available digitally and on vinyl, funded by you via Kickstarter. The EP has a July 6 release date. OH MY GOD FUND IT NOW!