Chocolate Grinder Mix 30

“Jesus Built My Bicycle”

A cursory glance at the tracklisting for this edition of the Chocolate Grinder mix series should reveal to you that this has nothing to do with either Ministry or Hot Rods. Rather, this is a mix that remembers Jesus at his most hippy, drinking and laughing with his loin-clothed, sandal-clad brethren into the wee hours of the morning, cheers-ing to mercy and love. Here’s to warm hearts, open minds, and the effort to see that everyone has a good time for as long as possible. We’re all stuck here together, with only one planet and one life to call our own. Let’s make the best of it and give everyone on earth the opportunity to make the best of it themselves. Support fair trade, equal rights, and free hugs!

01. 2020Soundsystem - “We Get Down” (Falling)
Start time: 0:00; Links: 2020Vision - 2020Soundsystem

02. Bonobo - “The Keeper feat. Andreya Triana” (The Keeper single)
Start time: 4:08; Links: Ninja Tune - Bonobo

03. Helvetia - “All The Money Is Gone” (Helvetia’s Junk Shop)
Start time: 8:54; Links: Static Cult - Helvetia

04. James Husband - “Driving Around” (A Parallax I)
Start time: 14:30; Links: Polyvinyl - James Husband

05. The Fresh & Onlys - “Invisible Forces” (Grey-Eyed Girls)
Start time: 17:14; Links: Woodsist - The Fresh & Onlys

06. Half-Handed Cloud - “Was He Really Doubting?” (Cut Me Down & Count My Rings)
Start time: 20:13; Links: Asthmatic Kitty - Half-Handed Cloud

07. Cotton Jones - “Don’t Got A Lotta Time” (Rio Ranger EP)
Start time: 22:47; Links: Quite Scientific - Cotton Jones

08. Imperial Vengeance - “From Childhood’s Hour” (At The Going Down Of The Sun)
Start time: 26:18; Links: Candlelight - Imperial Vengeance

09. Imaad Wasif - “Fangs” (The Voidist)
Start time: 28:55; Links: Tee Pee - Imaad Wasif

10. Tim Buckley - “Dolphins” (Live At The Folklore Center March 6th 1967)
Start time: 32:30; Links: Tompkins Square - Tim Buckley

[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]

The Poison Control Center

“Being Gone”

The Poison Control Center’s latest, Sad Sour Future, is due May 18 on Afternoon. It’s a double LP, friends. Actually, your friends with the Chocolate Grinder, right? If not, follow us on MyFacePlace now!

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This is one of those tracks that’s far more than the sum of its parts. Simple drums, guitar, airy vocals, a plodding rhythm — it all blends into some otherworldly downer anthem. Hopefully the magic here can be recreated on a full length.

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Mount McKinley


Hey, a track from New Jersey’s Mount McKinley. These guys are working on a as-yet untitled EP, so “Backslide” is pretty fresh off the burners. Support unsigned artists, and all those over 40: check out what hot new rock music sounds like in 2010!

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Konono N°1


Konono No. 1’s Assume Crash Position, their long-anticipated sophomore release, is due June 8 via Crammed Discs, at least according to these guys. [via Rolling Stone]

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