“Dear God, I Hate Myself” [vomit, anyone?]
Xiu Xiu’s Dear God, I Hate Myself is due February 23 via Kill Rock Stars.
The Magnetic Fields
“Not One of Us” [Peter Gabriel cover]
From PeterGabriel.com (via Prefix):
A first chance to hear Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields with his version of “Not One Of Us,” with an introduction from the man himself.
“Peter’s version of ‘Not One Of Us’ showcases his singing voice , whereas my version showcases this evil dwarf choir…my version sounds very 1981 and his sounds futuristic.”
The track is released as a double a-side ‘digital 45’ on iTunes this Saturday, with Peter’s version of ‘The Book of Love’ by The Magnetic Fields. You “Scratch My Back” and I’ll scratch yours in action.
Check out the track streaming here.
Peter Gabriel’s covers album, Scratch My Back, is due February 15. Another album featuring artists covering Gabriel will be released later this year.
“Me and The Devil”
Gil Scott-Heron’s first album in 15 years, I’m New Here, is due February 9 on XL Recordings.
Chocolate Grinder Mix 26
Get Techno Mouse In The Ambient Hutch, Quick
He’s had a gram of speed and two microdots. Reign it in, brother. You don’t want to be that guy wrapped in a blanket at the main stage at 6 AM. Try mixing in a little calm, a little atmospheric downtempo, maybe a bit of glitch, then head back to the dance floor for a while. You’ve got the whole weekend to party. Pace yourself. Or, you can let this mix do it for you [speed, microdots, and main stage not included].
03. Summer Dregs - “Toybox Rattle” (Gold To Green)
• Start time: 10:28; Links: Summer Dregs
09. Matias Aguayo - “Koro Koro” (Ay Ay Ay)
• Start time: 41:08; Links: Kompakt
“Jump Up In The Air (Stay There)” [feat. Lil Wayne]
Yesterday, Erykah Badu tweeted “At 3:33 pm Tomorrow . Friday . The official leak … erykahbadu.com.” Today, she posted a video, featuring puppets, Obama, and some funky-ass music that’ll make you want to “jump up in the air and stay there.” Check it out here: http://erykahbadu.com
New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) is due February 23 via Universal Motown. Can’t fucking wait.