The Vaselines
“Sex with an X”

The Vaselines, horny as ever, are releasing Sex with an X on September 14 via Sub Pop. Check out the title track, courtesy of the Chocolate Grinder™!

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Imbogodom (Alexander Tucker and Daniel Beban)

“Unseen Ticket”

Imbogodom, a collaboration between Alexander Tucker and Daniel Beban, are releasing their debut album, The Metallic Year, on August 24 via Thrill Jockey. This track, “Unseen Ticket,” is presumably about Tucker losing his ticket to a Justin Bieber concert. Good thing he was on the guestlist!!

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“Eden Prison”

Thanks to The Quietus (and no thanks to Tiny Mix Tapes!), we get to hear “Eden Prison,” a track off the newly reactivated Swans’ forthcoming release, My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky. The album’s due September 27 on Young God.

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Flavorpill Fix Episode Three

Ducktails, Andrew Cedermark, The So So Glos, Solanin [curated by Titus Andronicus]

Titus Andronicus curate the third installment of The Flavorpill Fix, with videos of Ducktails, Andrew Cedermark, The So So Glos, Solanin, and Titus themselves. 5/5 on the TMT rating scale! 9.2 on P4k’s!

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Sailors With Wax Wings

“If I Should Cast Off This Tattered Coat”

Do you like Prurient, Ted Parsons (Swans), Simon Scott (Slowdive), Aidan Baker (Nadja), Vern Rumsey (Unwound), Hildur Gudnnadottir (Fever Ray/Mum), Colin Marston (Krallice), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), and James Blackshaw (Current 93)? If so, then you’ll be happy to know that R. Loren of Pyramids has assembled them all together for a project called Sailors With Wax Wings. Information about their self-titled debut on Angel Oven is forthcoming, but in the meantime, check out “If I Should Cast Off This Tattered Coat” at Stereogum.

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“Grape Aerosmith (feat. Beck)”

Maniac Meat, Tobacco’s latest album, was released in May via Anticon. According to Allen Cordell, the video’s director:

When I was given the opportunity to direct the video for “Grape Aerosmith,” I really wanted to make something that worked perfectly with the song, but at the same time was something you wouldn’t normally expect right off the bat. I tried to establish this frustrated guy at work and present it in a playful, docu-drama aesthetic, something akin to The Office. That way, by the time he’s in the woods going insane there’s a pay-off because you don’t see it coming. It makes you wonder about the guy you just met moments before. And by the end, after being confronted by the psychedelic spirits, our protagonist is cleansed, enlightened by the surreal experience. One of the inspirations for this video, aside from the music, was the Japanese horror film Tetsuo the Iron Man, particularly the scenes in the subway when he starts to lose it.

Tetsuo the Iron Man meets The Office. Good lord!

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