Cold Cave
“Life Magazine”

Here’s a video for Cold Cave’s “Life Magazine,” off album Love Comes Close.

• Cold Cave: http://www.myspace.com/coldcave
• Matador: http://www.matadorrecords.com

Xiu Xiu

“Dear God, I Hate Myself” [vomit, anyone?]

Xiu Xiu’s Dear God, I Hate Myself is due February 23 via Kill Rock Stars.

• Xiu Xiu: http://www.xiuxiu.org
• Kill Rock Stars: http://killrockstars.com

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.

• Peter Gabriel: http://petergabriel.com
• The Magnetic Fields: http://www.houseoftomorrow.com

Gil Scott-Heron

“Me and The Devil”

Gil Scott-Heron’s first album in 15 years, I’m New Here, is due February 9 on XL Recordings.

• Gil Scott-Heron: http://gilscottheron.net
• XL Recordings: http://www.xlrecordings.com

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].

01. Lusine - “Tin Hat” (A Certain Distance)
Start time: 0:00; Links: Ghostly International - Lusine

02. Argaman - “InHarmonic Symphony” (My Little Forest)
Start time: 4:24; Links: Fairytales - Argaman

03. Summer Dregs - “Toybox Rattle” (Gold To Green)
Start time: 10:28; Links: Summer Dregs

04. Jack Marchment - “Albers” (Who’s Afraid Of Iannis Xenakis?)
Start time: 15:19; Links: Herb - Jack Marchment

05. Pronto - “Soybot” (The Cheetah)
Start time: 19:04; Links: Contraphonic - Pronto

06. Zero 7 - “All Of Us” (Yeah Ghost)
Start time: 23:18; Links: Atlantic - Zero 7

07. The MFA - “Throw It Back (We Will Destroy You) [Luke Abbott Remix] (Throw It Back (We Will Destroy You) single)
Start time: 28:40; Links: Border Community - The MFA

08. Claude VonStroke - “Beat That Bird feat. Justin Martin” (Bird Brain)
Start time: 35:31; Links: Dirtybird - Claude VonStroke

09. Matias Aguayo - “Koro Koro” (Ay Ay Ay)
Start time: 41:08; Links: Kompakt

10. Shigeto - “Is This All For Real” (The Nocturnal Suite)
Start time: 45:52; Links: Moongadget/Ghostly International - Shigeto

Erykah Badu

“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.

• Erykah Badu: http://erykahbadu.com
• Universal Motown: http://universalmotown.com

  

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