Joanna Newsom
“Good Intentions Paving Company”

Check out “Good Intentions Paving Company,” another track off Joanna Newsom’s forthcoming release, Have One on Me. The triple album is due February 23 via Drag City.

Stream the track here.

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“Teleportation: KAL”

Excepter’s Presidence, is released February 16 via Paw Tracks.

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The Besnard Lakes


The “Albatross” 12-inch will be released February 9 with B-side “Four Long Lines.” The album, The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night, is due March 9.

• The Besnard Lakes:
• Jagjaguwar:


Spoon Interviews Howie Weinberg (engineer)

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Cold Cave

“Life Magazine”

Here’s a video for Cold Cave’s “Life Magazine,” off album Love Comes Close.

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Xiu Xiu

“Dear God, I Hate Myself” [vomit, anyone?]

Xiu Xiu’s Dear God, I Hate Myself is due February 23 via Kill Rock Stars.

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