“I Was Playing Drums”

Efterklang’s Magic Chairs (TMT Review) was released earlier this year on 4AD. It’ll be released as a special-deluxe limited-edition box set with original artwork, a 200-page mini book, three posters, a button, two eye patches, and a bottle of fish oil pills next week.

• Efterklang: http://www.efterklang.net
• 4AD: http://www.4ad.com

LCD Soundsystem

“Drunk Girls”

Here’s the official video for LCD Soundsystem’s “Drunk Girls.” The video’s cool, but the music? Hmm. This is Happening is due mid-next month on DFA/Virgin/Parlophone.

• LCD Soundsystem: http://www.lcdsoundsystem.com
• DFA: http://www.dfarecords.com


“Fool’s Day”

Blur’s limited-edition 7-inch of “Fool’s Day” was released on Record Store Day, and TMT bought every single copy. Don’t worry though. You can stream the song above and/or download an MP3/WAV here.

• Blur: http://blur.co.uk
• Parlophone: http://www.parlophone.co.uk

Effi Briest

“Mirror Rim”

The all-girl group Effi Briest’s debut album, Rhizomes, hits post-Record Store Day stores on May 11 via Sacred Bones. In case you didn’t catch that: there’s no dude in the band.

• Effi Briest: http://myspace.com/effibriest
• Sacred Bones: http://sacredbonesrecords.com

Arrington de Dionyso

“Naga Suara”

Arrington de Dionyso’s “Naga Suara” is available through Slanty Shanty Records Tape Club. It’s limited to 100, so get the fuck on this before it sells the fuck out.

• Arrington de Dionyso: http://myspace.com/arringtondedionyso
• Slanty Shanty Records Tape Club: http://tinyurl.com/y48f6mn

Beach Fossils


Beach Fossils’ self-titled album is due May 25 on Captured Tracks. Maybe as a pay-what-you-want download??

• Beach Fossils: http://myspace.com/beachfossils
• Captured Tracks: http://www.capturedtracks.com


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