Velvet Davenport
“Get Out” (with Ariel Pink and Gary War)

“Get Out” is released on 7-inch March 30 via Shdwply Records. It features Ariel Pink and Gary War, who also play on a couple other tracks (“Run” and “Surfer Girl”) from the 7-inch.

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“Death’s Head”

Here’s a track from Theodore, jump-starting Absolutely Kosher’s new imprint Moon Jaw Records. If you like some tortured, damaged, noisy folk, you’ll want to stick around for the psychedelic blowout about four minutes in.

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Slow Six

“These Rivers Between Us” [police batons as dildos!]

Do you like weiners? Boobs? Mutilation? Political corruption? Interracial marriage? Yeah, I’m not fond of the last one either, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking out Slow Six’s video for “These Rivers Between Us.” In nine minutes, director St John Mckay has us alternately shocked and laughing out loud at the most offensively compelling stuff, including animal erections, dildo/batons, and incestuous insects. I love it.

“These Rivers Between Us” is off Slow Six’s Tomorrow Becomes You, released earlier this year on Western Vinyl.

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Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt

Interview, pt. 1 with The New Gay

Okay, okay. We’ve been posting a lot of Magnetic Fields-related things lately, but fuck it (and fuck you, while I’m at it!). Check out this interesting/awkward/weird interview with Stephin Merritt, via The Music Slut. Hey, that’s what my mom used to call me!

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The Pipettes

“Our Love Was Saved by Spacemen”

Got some new apathy for you, straight from the 22nd incarnation of The Pipettes.

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“Tar and Pine”

Brooklyn’s Sightings are back with a new LP, City of Straw. It’s due April 13 via Brah.

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