“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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The Flaming Lips

2010 March of 1000 Flaming Skeletons Behind The Scenes

The Flaming Lips were recently in Oklahoma City for their annual “March of 1,000 Skeletons” event (TMT News). You weren’t there. AWWWW. But don’t worry — the Lips were kind enough to film some behind-the-scenes footage of the march, so finger that player above until it makes some noise.

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My Disco


My Disco’s Little Joy is being released January 25 via Temporary Residence Limited. Just wanted to let you know.

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“Lunar Eyes”

Bill Baird’s Sunset has released a new video for “Lunar Eyes,” off Loveshines But The Moon Is Shining Too. Here, my friends, is that video.

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Brian Eno

Pork Magazine interview

Check out this video of Brian Eno being interviewed by Pork, not because you’re interested in hearing about his new album Small Craft on a Milk Sea (TMT Review), but because he’s being interviewed by a superhero named Dick Flash.

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CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we'll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.