The War on Drugs
“Comin’ Through”

Future Weather, the new mini-LP by The War on Drugs, is due October 26 via Secretly Canadian. Read Nobodaddy’s news story for some drugged-out fun.

• The War on Drugs: http://www.thewarondrugs.net
• Secretly Canadian: http://www.secretlycanadian.com

Blue Water White Death

“Song for the Greater Jihad”

Blue Water White Death, featuring Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg, are debuting their self-titled album on October 12 via Graveface. The extremely short bit of “noise” during “Song for the Greater Jihad’s” interlude (around 3:15) gets two thumbs up from the Chocolate Grinder. LOVE IT.

• Blue Water White Death: http://bluewaterwhitedeath.com
• Graveface: http://www.graveface.com

The War on Drugs

“Comin’ Through”

Future Weather, the new mini-LP by The War on Drugs, is due October 26 via Secretly Canadian. Read Nobodaddy’s news story for some drugged-out fun.

• The War on Drugs: http://www.thewarondrugs.net
• Secretly Canadian: http://www.secretlycanadian.com

Bill Baird

“Surfing”

Bill Baird, best known for his work in Sunset, has released a deliciously experimental album called Silence! on Autobus. We just posted a review of it, so we thought — HEY, LET’S POST A BILL BAIRD VIDEO IN THE CHOCOLATE GRINDER TOO!! And here, after weeks of preparation, is both the post and video.

• Autobus: http://www.autobusrecs.com

Arcade Fire

“We Used to Wait” [interactive video called “The Wilderness Downtown”]

With help from the Google “Chrome Experience” and HTML5, Chris Milk has “milked” state-of-the-art web technology to create an “utter”ly weird multi-window, interactive video experience called “The Wilderness Downtown,” where trees will literally (well, graphically) pop-up right outside your childhood window and birds will fly onto your doodling. The video features Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait,” off their acclaimed album, Nacho Time!! (TMT Review). Check it out here: http://thewildernessdowntown.com

• The Wilderness Downtown: http://thewildernessdowntown.com
• Arcade Fire: http://www.arcadefire.com
• Merge: http://www.mergerecords.com

Sufjan Stevens

“I Walked”

Sufjan Stevens apparently likes walking.

The track is off his forthcoming full-length, The Age of Adz, due October 12 via Asthmatic Kitty.

• Sufjan Stevens: http://www.sufjan.com
• Asthmatic Kitty: http://www.asthmatickitty.com

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.