Joan of Arc
“Oh Brother #2”
Joan of Arc’s instrumental LP, Oh Brother, is set for release on February 8 via Joyful Noise, according to the fine people at TMT.
[Photo: Ryan Russell]
“Kush” [feat. Snoop Dogg and Akon]
Beats by Dr. Dre.
Parts & Labor
“Life Prowler” [No Age cover]
According to a press release, “Parts & Labor took part in a recent fundraiser for The Voice Project organization which raises money to support the peace movement in Uganda.” It went on: “As part of the fundraiser Parts & Labor performed a cover of No Age’s ‘Life Prowler’ from their new album Everything in Between.” Check out the video above to see what this press release is talking about.
Meanwhile, “Jagjaguwar is proud to announce the forthcoming release of Constant Future, the fifth full-length album by Brooklyn’s Parts & Labor, available in the U.S. on March 8 and in the U.K. on March 7.” According to the press release, of course.
Chocolate Grinder Mix 43
“Opium Den Lifeguard”
This installment in the Chocolate Grinder mix tape series is basically a free-for-all. Some of these tracks will crowd your fragile eggshell mind, while others will keep your toes tapping long after side one of Led Zeppelin IV has hit the static loop in the middle. Being consistently trippy, surreal, satirical, and funky, “Opium Den Lifeguard” is like a soundtrack to an unreleased Quentin Tarantino, Danny Boyle, or Wes Anderson film. The Bambi Molesters could carry a Tarantino soundtrack all by themselves, and it’s only a matter of time until the righteous Croatian surf-rock outfit gets that chance.
[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]
As we reported in ye olde news section, a tribute album to Joanna Newsom is being released today to benefit Oxfam America. It’s called Versions of Joanna. M. Ward’s “Sadie” is featured on the album, as well as covers by Billy Bragg, Owen Pallett, and Ben Sollee. Unless you hate Oxfam America, you should consider buying this compilation.