jj has signed to Secretly Canadian. jj will be releasing a new album, jj nº 3, March 9 on Secretly Canadian. jj has released a track from it. jj would be happy if you listened to it.

  • Secretly Canadian: http://www.secretlycanadian.com
  • Bob Blank on his legendary studio

    From Strut:

    This is the first in a series of web videos featuring Blank recounting the creation of the studio, and some of the timeless music produced there. Upcoming episodes cover work with Arthur Russell, Fonda Rae & others.

    Bob Blank’s The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985 comes out February 2 via Strut.

    • Bob Blank: http://www.theblankgeneration-blanktapes.com
    • Strut: http://www.strut-records.com

    Dirty Projectors

    “Ascending Melody”

    Dirty Projectors released a limited-edition 7-inch this week, featuring “Ascending Melody” and “Emblem of the World,” exclusively through Domino Mart. But you can also get the 7-inch free in MP3 form through DP’s website.

    • Dirty Projectors: http://www.dirtyprojectors.net
    • Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.us

    Animal Collective


    From Domino:

    “Brothersport” is the new video from Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, directed by Jack Kubizne.

    • Animal Collective: http://myanimalhome.net
    • Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.com


    “Mirror Kisses”

    Citay are releasing a new LP titled Dream Get Together. Here’s a track from the album, called “Mirror Kisses.” Take a listen, and pre-order the LP here if you’d like to. BUT ONLY IF YOU’D LIKE TO.

    • Citay: http://www.citay.net
    • Dead Oceans: http://www.deadoceans.com

    Let's Wrestle

    “We are the Men You’ll Grow to Love Soon”

    Merge has recently added British rockers Let’s Wrestle to their ever-growing roster. The three-piece band’s debut full-length, In the Court of the Wrestling Let’s, is set for release March 23, and you can preview a track from it by hitting the little play button. Titled “We are the Men You’ll Grow to Love Soon,” the song was described by singer Wesley Patrick Gonzalez as “Let’s Wrestle’s Barmitzvah from whence they turned from punk pre-teens into men who rock.” FYI.

    • Let’s Wrestle: http://www.myspace.com/letsfuckingwrestle
    • Merge: http://www.mergerecords.com


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