“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.

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Marnie Stern

“The Things You Notice” [remixed by Max Tundra]

Marnie Stern, lovingly profiled by The New Yorker, has been remixed by Max Tundra. NICE DUDE!

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[Photo: Nautical Mile]


“I Led Three Lives”

Portland’s Grails’ Deep Politcs’ release date is on March’s 8th day.

• Grails:
• Temporary Residence Ltd.:

Kanye West and Jay-Z


Kanye West, Jay-Z, “H.A.M.” — all three will appear on Watch the Throne, reportedly due in March via Def Jam. Visit the album’s Facebook page (yes, the album has a Facebook page) to hear “H.A.M.” Then do other stuff on Facebook.

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“Super Duper Rescue Heads!”

“Super Duper Rescue Heads!” is off Deerhoof’s new album, Deerhoof vs. Evil, which is due January 25 via Polyvinyl. Thank Pitchfork, not us, for the vid!

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“Love Will Tear Us Apart” [Joy Division karaoke]

According to Liz Louche over at the TMT News Department, Björk performed some duets with “environmentalist/reporter/entertainer” Ómar Ragnarsson at an Icelandic karaoke marathon this week. What she didn’t tell you (because she didn’t know) was that Björk also performed a solo karaoke version of Joy Division’s cover of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”!! Check it out above. (Thanks to Jared for the tip.)

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