Mi Ami
“Cut Men”

Mi Ami’s second full-length, Steal Your Face, is released April 6 via Thrill Jockey. “Cut Men” isn’t on there, but as the beautiful publicist says, “the track hints at Mi Ami’s current direction and offers up a taste of what’s to come.”

• Mi Ami: http://myspace.com/miamiamiami
• Thrill Jockey: http://thrilljockey.com

Local Natives

“Airplanes”

Gorilla Manor is due February 16 on Frenchkiss.

• Local Natives: http://www.myspace.com/localnatives
• Frenchkiss: http://www.frenchkissrecords.com

Dam-Funk

“Speak The Truth”

The 5LP box set for Dam-Funk’s Toeachizown is finally available through Stones Throw. Apparently, the set was delayed due to “a manufacturing issue” beyond the label’s control. Dam-Funk is offering this unreleased track as a present to those who were waiting for the set (as if 5LPs of material wasn’t enough).

• Dam-Funk: http://www.myspace.com/damfunk
• Stones Throw: http://www.stonesthrow.com

Fucked Up

“Crooked Head”

Fucked Up’s singles and rarities compilation, Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009, is out this week on Matador.

• Fucked Up: http://lookingforgold.blogspot.com
• Matador: http://www.matadorrecords.com

Lali Puna

“Remember”

Our Inventions, Lali Puna’s first album in five years, is set for release April 6 via Morr Music.

Tindersticks

“Black Smoke”

Tindersticks’ Falling Down A Mountain comes out February 16 via Constellation. It came out earlier this week in Europe via 4AD.

• Tindersticks: http://www.tindersticks.co.uk
• Constellation: http://cstrecords.com
• 4AD: http://www.4ad.com

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