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)

• Panda Bear: http://www.myspace.com/pandabear
• Fat Cat: http://fat-cat.co.uk/fatcat

Thank You

“Birth Reunion”

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

• Thank You: http://www.myspace.com/wethankyou
• Thrill Jockey: http://www.thrilljockey.com

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?

• Giant Sand: http://www.giantsand.com
• Fire: http://www.firerecords.com

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

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