Zach Hill
“Green Bricks”

Zach Hill has somehow found time to record a 4-way split 7-inch with Raleigh Moncrief, Mason Lindahl, and Ellie Fortune, due in June on Life’s Blood Records. Hill’s insanely mind-blowing track will also appear on an upcoming solo album due in September, but as we always say, why buy or listen to music outside of the Chocolate Grinder?

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“The More Mystery and Romance = More Sales”

Here is a billowing piece of synthesizer cloud from Seth Graham, a.k.a QUILT. It comes from one side of an Aural Diptych series being put out on Thisquietarmy Records (home to Aidan Baker of Nadja, Elika, Apillow, Electroluminescent, Le Chat Blanc Orchestra, and more). If you enjoy any of the new ambient synthesizer revivalists like Emeralds and Oneohtrix Point Never, then this is right up your alley.

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Thieves Like Us

“Forget Me Not”

Thieves Like Us’ sophomore LP, Again and Again, is due July 6 on Shelflife, who will probably be most famous for releasing Thieves Like Us’ sophomore LP, Again and Again, on due July 6.

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Damien Jurado

“Cloudy Shoes”

Aw, shucks, cloudy shoes. Nothing ever goes right for Damien Jurado! Saint Bartlett is due May 25 via Secretly Canadian. Knowing his luck, it’ll get delayed or something.

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Ellen Allien

“Our Utopie”

Ellen Allien. Dust. May 25. BPitch Control.

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The National

“Bloodbuzz Ohio”

The National are getting quite the bloodbuzz lately. HA HA.

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