“Phantoms & Fortune”
“Phantoms & Fortune” is off Bird Names’ forthcoming album Metabolism: A Salute to the Energy of the Sun. The album’s due March 8 on the fresh, new, so-far-really-awesome Northern-Spy Records. We loved their last album, Sings the Browns (released on Upset the Rhythm), so you know, we’ll probably enjoy this one, too.
YAY! On February 26, Little Wings (a.k.a. Kyle Fields) is releasing a new album, Black Grass, on Marriage Records. How come? Exactly. Also check out his recent Daytrotter session here.
“Before I Pass Away”
Monotonix are releasing Not Yet on
Sub Pop Drag City. Album’s due January 25 via K Drag City. It was recorded by Mr. Steve Albino, who has recorded other stuff for Southern Lord Drag City. Anyway, check out this track, “Before I Pass Away,” off the to-be- Slumberland-Drag-City-released Not Yet.
In other news, I miss Gastr Del Sol.
“The Things You Notice” [remixed by Max Tundra]
Marnie Stern, lovingly profiled by The New Yorker, has been remixed by Max Tundra. NICE DUDE!
[Photo: Nautical Mile]
“I Led Three Lives”
Portland’s Grails’ Deep Politcs’ release date is on March’s 8th day.
Kanye West and Jay-Z
Kanye West, Jay-Z, “H.A.M.” — all three will appear on Watch the Throne, reportedly due in March via Def Jam. Visit the album’s Facebook page (yes, the album has a Facebook page) to hear “H.A.M.” Then do other stuff on Facebook.