Jammer
“Better Than”

If you or your loved one is suffering from shitty music, buy him/her Jammer’s new album, Jahmanji, out July 5 on Big Dada.

• Big Dada: http://www.bigdada.com

Jammer

“Better Than”

If you or your loved one is suffering from shitty music, buy him/her Jammer’s new album, Jahmanji, out July 5 on Big Dada.

• Big Dada: http://www.bigdada.com

HEALTH

“We Are Water” [directed by Eric Wareheim]

I’m scared.

• HEALTH: http://www.healthnoise.com
• Lovepump United: http://www.lpurecords.com

Conan O'Brien

“Creep” [by Radiohead]

Conan O’Brien, no relation to Ed O’Brien, soundchecked Radiohead’s “Creep” the other day. He’s currently on his “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.” (Fun fact: Radiohead was the first musical guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien). Look for Conan on TBS, a “very funny” station, in the fall.

The Flaming Lips

“Powerless”

“Powerless” is about the most un-friendly pop single you can imagine, but The Flaming Lips have nonetheless made a video for it. But at least the video is something all of us can relate to (who hasn’t been blindfolded and tied to a chair in the middle of a field?). The track is off Embryonic, the band’s 12th studio album. [via Pitchfork]

• The Flaming Lips: http://www.flaminglips.com
• Warner Bros.: http://www.warnerbrosrecords.com

Fol Chen

“In Ruins”

Fol Chen are set to release Part II: The New December on July 6 via Asthmatic Kitty. They’ve been described as “cool,” “pretty sweet,” and “interesting” by my friend Jonathan Fielding.

• Fol Chen: http://www.folchen.com
• Asthmatic Kitty: http://asthmatickitty.com

[Photo: Juliana Paciulli]

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