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

These New Puritans

“Orion”

These New Puritans’ Hidden is due March 2 on Domino.

• These New Puritans: http://www.myspace.com/thesenewpuritans
• Domino: http://dominorecordco.us

Omar Rodríguez-López

The Sentimental Engine Slayer [trailer]

This is a promotional trailer for The Sentimental Engine Slayer, Omar Rodríguez-López’s (The Mars Volta) first publicly released film. It premieres at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in February.

• Omar Rodríguez-López: http://rodriguezlopezproductions.com
• International Film Festival Rotterdam: http://filmfestivalrotterdam.com

Drew Danburry

“Many Are Cold But Few Are Frozen”

Drew Danburry’s new album, Goodnight Gary, is due February 9.

• Drew Danburry: http://drewdanburry.com

Big Business

“The Drift”

“The Drift” is off Big Business’ 2009 full-length Mind the Drift, released on Hydra Head.

• Big Business: http://www.myspace.com/bigbigbusiness
• Hydra Head: http://www.hydrahead.com

TSIGOTI

“(Yes) The Border Crossed Us”

From ESP-Disk:

“(Yes) The Border Crossed Us,” the second single from Italian avant-punk gang TSIGOTI’s ESP-Disk Debut, Private Poverty to the Power People, is an exercise in political debauchery and a forward vocal delivery of self-restraint from Thollem Mcdonas that comes a-swingin’ right out of the gate. Behind this lies the wirey, convulsive guitars of mastermind Matteo Bennici that become the driving force of this quasi-punk anthem, while the rhythm section spends time deconstructing things down into No-Wave-esque breakdowns and pummeling, fluid drumming.

• ESP-Disk: http://espdisk.com

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