Gil Scott-Heron

“I’m New Here”

Gil Scott-Heron is new here, according to his new video “I’m New Here.”

• Gil Scott-Heron: http://gilscottheron.net

Bobby Birdman

“Weighty Wait” / “You’d Be Surprised”

Bobby Birdman is the shit: he performed “Weighty Wait” on the underside of an abandoned shipping dock and “You’d Be Surprised” on the upper section of the dock. Both songs are off last year’s New Moods, released on Portland label Fryk Beat. Again, Bobby Birdman is the shit.

• Bobby Birdman: http://www.myspace.com/bobbbirdman
• Fryk Beat: http://www.frykbeat.com

Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina

“In The Evening”

Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina’s new album, The Angel’s Message To Me, was released last month on Capitan. To legitimize this collaboration a bit further: Brokaw is from Codeine, Come (with Thalia Zedek), and The New Year; and Farina is from the almighty Karate, Secret Stars, and Glorytellers. Oh, so now you’re interested, huh?

• Chris Brokaw: http://www.chrisbrokaw.com
• Geoff Farina: http://www.geofffarina.com
• Capitan: http://www.fina-music.com/labels/?label=384

Robby Moncrieff ft. Zach Hill

“Let’s Take A Walk”

Robby Moncrieff (The Advantage, What’s Up, Marnie Stern, the guy who doesn’t have his own MySpace) is releasing a new LP called Who Do You Think You Aren’t with his bud-in-crime Zach Hill (Hella, Nervous Cop, The Ladies). Look for it June 15 on Porter Records.

FYI: TMT’s Keith Kawaii loves Moncrieff, while TMT’s Gumshoe loves Hill. Spread the word.

• Porter Records: http://porterrecords.com

Starring

“I Met a Looky-Likey”

Wife of God, Starring’s debut album, is released today on Death By Audio. You know what that means, right? Record release show! The show is scheduled for this Thursday at Death by Audio in Brooklyn (with Skeletons, Magnetic Island, Unstoppable Death Machines, and DJ 1000TimesYes). And because we’re all such winners, it’ll be followed by 17 bonus, limited-edition tourdates throughout the US.

The video for “I Met a Looky-Likey” was directed by Ry Russo-Young, director of films like You Won’t Miss Me and Orphans. The track is new, so it’s not actually on the album. But if you’re lucky, maybe they’ll play it live.

• Starring: http://www.myspace.com/starringband
• Death By Audio: http://deathbyaudiorecords.blogspot.com
• Ry Russo-Young: http://www.ryrussoyoung.com

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