Robby Moncrieff
“Today”

Robby Moncrieff (The Advantage What’s Up, Dirty Projectors) has teamed up with Zach Hill (Hella) for an album called Who Do You Think You Aren’t. It’s due on Porter Records.

• Porter Records: http://www.porterrecords.com

Brian Gibson

“A Total Change in Lifestyle”: Lightning Bolt Bassist By Night, Video Game Designer By Day

Brian Gibson (the bassist half of TMT favorite Lightning Bolt) has been working as the “lead artist” for a new game being developed for Harmonix (makers of Guitar Hero and Rock Band). He’s interviewed here about “the history of Lightning Bolt, Brian’s Barkley character (the impetus for the band), Providence, RI’s burgeoning art and music scene, and get a look at Thumper, the upcoming, sure-to-be-a-hit game Brian’s creating as we type,” according to VBS.tv’s Motherboard series.

• Motherboard: http://www.motherboard.tv
• Lightning Bolt: http://laserbeast.com

Matthew Larkin Cassell

“Heaven”

Some white guys just have the funk in them. Case in point: Matthew Larkin Cassell. Although his name doesn’t quite flow, his beats do — in fact, they flow so effortlessly that Madlib unknowingly (and illegally) sampled his work for Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix. Somehow, someway, Cassell heard the sample and this eventually led to Stones Throw issuing a complete collection of his work. Don’t worry — it’s a happy story, and you can/should read it here.

• Stones Throw: http://www.stonesthrow.com

Zs

“Acres of Skin”

Zs’ new album, New Slaves, is due May 11 on The Social Registry. But you knew that already because we posted a live video of “Acres of Skin” earlier this month. Why are we posting again? Because the Chocolate Grinder LOVES it some Zs.

• Zs: http://www.myspace.com/zstheband
• The Social Registry: http://www.thesocialregistry.com

Kurt Vile

“Invisibility : Nonexistent”

Kurt Vile holds a special place in the Chocolate Grinder’s crotch. His new EP, Square Shells, is due May 25 on Matador.

• Kurt Vile: http://www.kurtvile.com
• Matador: http://www.matadorrecords.com

The Black Keys

“Next Girl”

Stroke your wiener or rub your hoo-ha: The Black Keys’ new album is called Brothers, and it’ll be out May 18.

• The Black Keys: http://www.theblackkeys.com

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