Panda Bear
“Last Night at the Jetty” b/w “Drone”

Almost as exciting as new Radiohead tracks! More info on P. Bear’s new single here. Oh, and you can listen here. (via Stereogum)

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Thank You

“Birth Reunion”

Thank You’s Golden Worry is due January 25 via Thrill Jockey. You’re welcome!

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Giant Sand

“Fields of Green”

Howe Gelb’s Giant Sand will release a new album, Blurry Blue Mountain, on November 23 via Fire Records, and you will buy it. Deal?

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“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.

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“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.

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Old Time Relijun


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.

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