Clinic will release Bubblegum, their sixth album, on October 5 through Domino. Now you are “aware.” HAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!
Chocolate Grinder Mix 37
“In Deep & Ant Mew Sick”
Electronic music may be my first love, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the rich variety and engrossing lyricism rock has to offer. From Oy’s tale of overcoming fears to take a wizz in the middle of the night and The Fugitives’ detailed investigation of their apartment building society to Woodpigeon’s heart-wrenching survival of a broken relationship and a selection from Anaïs Mitchell’s engrossing acoustic rock opera, “In Deep & Ant Mew Sick” is as much a collection of short stories as it is a mix tape. This mix is just as interesting musically as it is lyrically, though, featuring everything from toe-tapping, banjo-driven folk to offbeat, psychedelic synth pop.
[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]
Blue Water White Death
“Song for the Greater Jihad”
Blue Water White Death, featuring Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg, are debuting their self-titled album on October 12 via Graveface. The extremely short bit of “noise” during “Song for the Greater Jihad’s” interlude (around 3:15) gets two thumbs up from the Chocolate Grinder. LOVE IT.
The War on Drugs
Future Weather, the new mini-LP by The War on Drugs, is due October 26 via Secretly Canadian. Read Nobodaddy’s news story for some drugged-out fun.
Bill Baird, best known for his work in Sunset, has released a deliciously experimental album called Silence! on Autobus. We just posted a review of it, so we thought — HEY, LET’S POST A BILL BAIRD VIDEO IN THE CHOCOLATE GRINDER TOO!! And here, after weeks of preparation, is both the post and video.
• Autobus: http://www.autobusrecs.com