“It’s Hard To Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama)”

Matthew Houck — a.k.a. Phosphorescent, a.k.a. the guy who is NOT obsessed with porn (dated reference) — is releasing a new LP, Here’s to Taking It Easy, May 11 on Dead Oceans.

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White Fence

“The Love Between”

Tim Presley’s White Fence project is set to release a self-titled debut on April 27 via Woodsist. Don’t care? Well, Presley is also a full-time member of The Strange Boys, sings in Darker My Love, and was a musician on The Fall’s Reformation post TLC. Oh, so NOW you care. Christ.

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Josiah Wolf

“Master Cleanse (California)”

WHY’s Josiah Wolf has gone solo on our asses. His debut LP, Jet Lag, is due March 2 via Anticon. Our lives will never be the same.

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Nick Jaina

“Sleep Child”

Nick Jaina’s latest, A Bird in the Opera House, is due April 13 on Hush. Expect lush orchestration, exquisite melodies, and, if you’re listening closely enough, nudity.

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“Don’t Go Phantom” (Amtrak Remix)

Jookabox’s Dead Zone Boys was released late last year via Asthmatic Kitty, but the label has teamed up recently with Audio Recon for a remix EP titled Dead Zone RMXS. I have no fucking clue what RMXS means. Anyway, check out this track, remixed by Amtrak.

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Aloe Blacc

“I Need a Dollar”

Aloe Blacc’s single “I Need a Dollar” is the lead track to the new HBO show How To Make It in America. It stars the TMT staffers, who has clearly made it in America.

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