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

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

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

  

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