Noveller
“Bleached Beach”

unFact, the solo bass guitar project of David Wm. Sims (The Jesus Lizard), and Noveller (a.k.a. Sarah Lipstate) will release a split LP titled Bleached Valentine this month, but it’s available now in MP3 format via Noveller’s Bandcamp page. Limited to 500 copies, the white-and-black-marbled LP features three new pieces by Noveller and four by unFact, including a fresh version of The Jesus Lizard’s “Valentine.” It will be collaboratively released by Saffron Recordings and Ox-Ghost Recordings, the imprints of Lipstate and Sims, respectively.

• Noveller: http://www.sarahlipstate.com/wordpress
• unFact: http://www.davidwmsims.com/category/unfact

USAISAMONSTER

“Grey Owl”

USAISAMONSTER may have disbanded, but apparently they’ve got one more album left in them, and it’s being released November 16 via the new and awesome Northern-Spy. The album’s called R.I.P. But does this mean that the USA isn’t a monster anymore? ICH DON’T THINK SO.

• Northern-Spy: http://northern-spy.com

Old Time Relijun

“Mirror”

Songbook, Volume One, an early release by Arrington de Dionyso’s Old Time Relijun, has been long out of print. Too long, according to new label Northern-Spy, who are reissuing a mastered version of the album on November 16. The album was recorded before de Dionyso’s stint at K, which means it was before Calvin Johnson and co. re-recorded his parts and demanded he put choruses and three-part harmonies in every song.

• Northern-Spy: http://northern-spy.com

The Flaming Lips

2010 March of 1000 Flaming Skeletons Behind The Scenes

The Flaming Lips were recently in Oklahoma City for their annual “March of 1,000 Skeletons” event (TMT News). You weren’t there. AWWWW. But don’t worry — the Lips were kind enough to film some behind-the-scenes footage of the march, so finger that player above until it makes some noise.

• The Flaming Lips: http://www.flaminglips.com

My Disco

“Closer”

My Disco’s Little Joy is being released January 25 via Temporary Residence Limited. Just wanted to let you know.

• My Disco: http://www.mydisco.com.au
• Temporary Residence Limited: http://temporaryresidence.com

Sunset

“Lunar Eyes”

Bill Baird’s Sunset has released a new video for “Lunar Eyes,” off Loveshines But The Moon Is Shining Too. Here, my friends, is that video.

• Bill Baird: http://www.myspace.com/misterbillbaird
• Autobus: http://www.autobusrecs.com

  

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