Rafter
“Beauty, Beauty”

Rafter’s Animal Feelings is due April 13 via Asthmatic Kitty. TMT writer Munroe is so excited about it.

• Rafter: http://rafterroberts.wordpress.com
• Asthmatic Kitty: http://asthmatickitty.com

The Black Swans

“Language Tenor”

The Black Swans will release Words Are Stupid on April 27 via St. Ives (Secretly Canadian imprint). It’s limited to only 200 vinyl, so sell drugs, rob a bank, whatever. Just get the money to get this sucker.

• The Black Swans: http://www.theblackswans.com
• St. Ives: http://tinyurl.com/pb3l9o

Joanna Newsom

“Soft As Chalk” [live on Jimmy Fallon]

Joanna Newsom performed “Soft As Chalk” yesterday on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Newsom’s latest album, Have One On Me, Bitch! (TMT Review), was released last month via Drag City.

• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com

Back To The Future The Ride

“Sitting Under The Pyramid of Silence”

Brian Miller (Foot Village, Deathbomb Arc) unveiled a new solo project recently titled Back To The Future The Ride. Will it suffer the same fate as the beloved Universal Studios ride and be replaced by The Simpsons Ride? Hope not. You can check out the whole EP here. For free!

• Deathbomb Arc: http://deathbombarc.com

RJD2

“A Spaceship for Now”

Here’s the second video off RJD2’s latest, The Colossus (TMT Review). It’s better than Avatar!

• RJD2: http://www.myspace.com/rjd2
• Electrical Connections: http://www.rjselectricalconnections.com

Captain Ahab

“Acting Hard”

Holy moly. This track is fucking heavy. Captain Ahab’s third full-length, The End of Irony, is due April 6 via Deathbomb Arc.

• Captain Ahab: http://www.myspace.com/captainahab
• Deathbomb Arc: http://deathbombarc.com

  

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