Heidecker & Wood
“Wedding Song”

Have you heard? Tim Heidecker & Davin Wood of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! are releasing an album “just for the schmaltzy comedy fun of it” (TMT News). JUST KIDDING. GOD.

Starting From Nowhere is due March 15 on Little Record Company.

• Heidecker & Wood: http://heideckerandwood.com
• Little Record Company: http://www.littlerecordcompany.com

Rainbow Arabia

“Without You”


On March 1, Rainbow Arabia are releasing their debut full-length Boys and Diamonds on Kompakt. On March 2, you’ll have been Rainbow Arabia’d.

• Rainbow Arabia: http://rainbowarabia.wordpress.com
• Kompakt: http://www.kompakt.fm

La Sera

“Devils Hearts Grow Gold”

La Sera, not to be confused with Lia Ices (oh, am I the only one who has been confusing the two?), are releasing a self-titled album on February 15 through Hardly Art. The band, if you must know, features Vivan Girls’ Katy Goodman. There, now your knowledge of La Sera is at least good enough for casual indie conversation.

• La Sera: http://www.myspace.com/iamkatygoodman
• Hardly Art: http://www.hardlyart.com

[Photo: Ali Koehler]

Bird Names

“Phantoms & Fortune”

“Phantoms & Fortune” is off Bird Names’ forthcoming album Metabolism: A Salute to the Energy of the Sun. The album’s due March 8 on the fresh, new, so-far-really-awesome Northern-Spy Records. We loved their last album, Sings the Browns (released on Upset the Rhythm), so you know, we’ll probably enjoy this one, too.

• Bird Names: http://www.myspace.com/birdnames
• Northern-Spy: http://northern-spy.com

Little Wings

“How Come?”

YAY! On February 26, Little Wings (a.k.a. Kyle Fields) is releasing a new album, Black Grass, on Marriage Records. How come? Exactly. Also check out his recent Daytrotter session here.

• Kyle Draws: http://www.kyledraws.com
• Marriage: http://www.marriagerecs.com


“Before I Pass Away”

Monotonix are releasing Not Yet on Sub Pop Drag City. Album’s due January 25 via K Drag City. It was recorded by Mr. Steve Albino, who has recorded other stuff for Southern Lord Drag City. Anyway, check out this track, “Before I Pass Away,” off the to-be-Slumberland-Drag-City-released Not Yet.

In other news, I miss Gastr Del Sol.

• Monotonix: http://www.monotonix.com
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com


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