Mates of State
“Laura” [Girls cover]

Mates of State are releasing a covers album, Crushes (The Covers Mixtape), this summer. It features covers of artists like Daniel Johnston, Belle & Sebastian, The Mars Volta, Tom Waits, and of course Girls. What, no cover of Burning Star Core?

• Mates of State: http://www.matesofstate.com

Mates of State

“Laura” [Girls cover]

Mates of State are releasing a covers album, Crushes (The Covers Mixtape), this summer. It features covers of artists like Daniel Johnston, Belle & Sebastian, The Mars Volta, Tom Waits, and of course Girls. What, no cover of Burning Star Core?

• Mates of State: http://www.matesofstate.com

People of the North (featuring Oneida members)

“Tunnels”

People of the North, comprised of Kid Millions and Bobby Matador of Oneida, will release Deep Tissue on April 27 via Brah. What will they come up with next?

• Brah: http://www.brahrecords.com
• Oneida: http://www.myspace.com/oneidarocks

[Photo: Lisa Corson]

Big Boi

“Shutterbugg”

Big Boi’s Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty is due May 4 on Def Jux Jam. [via Nah Right]

• Big Boi: http://www.myspace.com/bigboi
• Def Jam: http://www.defjam.com

Thom Yorke

[untitled new song]

Do you like delay pedals? Do you like Thom Yorke? Well, you’re in luck, because the above video features Yorke’s guitar and vocals processed through some delay delay delay delay… It debuted last night at New York’s Roseland Ballroom with Yorke’s new band, Atoms for Peace. The song’s as-yet untitled, according to At Ease.

• Radiohead: http://www.radiohead.com

Avi Buffalo

“What’s In It For?”

Avi Buffalo’s self-titled album is due April 27. Great, now I’m in the mood for B Dubs, and I hate that place.

• Avi Buffalo: http://www.myspace.com/avibuffalo
• Sub Pop: http://www.subpop.com
• Buffalo Wild Wings: http://www.buffalowildwings.com

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