Joanna Newsom
“Soft As Chalk” [live on Jimmy Fallon]

Joanna Newsom performed “Soft As Chalk” yesterday on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Newsom’s latest album, Have One On Me, Bitch! (TMT Review), was released last month via Drag City.

• Drag City:

Back To The Future The Ride

“Sitting Under The Pyramid of Silence”

Brian Miller (Foot Village, Deathbomb Arc) unveiled a new solo project recently titled Back To The Future The Ride. Will it suffer the same fate as the beloved Universal Studios ride and be replaced by The Simpsons Ride? Hope not. You can check out the whole EP here. For free!

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“A Spaceship for Now”

Here’s the second video off RJD2’s latest, The Colossus (TMT Review). It’s better than Avatar!

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• Electrical Connections:

Captain Ahab

“Acting Hard”

Holy moly. This track is fucking heavy. Captain Ahab’s third full-length, The End of Irony, is due April 6 via Deathbomb Arc.

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• Deathbomb Arc:

Andrew W.K. with Matt Sweeney

“Beef Cheeks” [Daytrotter]

Andrew W.K.’s latest album, OK Computer, was released on Capitol in 1997.

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Mayer Hawthorne

“I Wish It Would Rain”

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