Extra Life

“Head Shrinker” [remixed by Tyondai Braxton]

Battles’ Tyondai Braxton has remixed a track off Extra Life’s Made Flesh. It’ll be on a forthcoming remix EP called Splayed Flesh SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE (actually, it’s due June 22 on Planaria/Sockets).

• Extra Life: http://www.extralifeblood.com
• Planaria: http://planariainc.com
• LOAF: http://www.myspace.com/loafrecordings

Dirty Projectors

“I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” [Bob Dylan cover]

What do Dirty Projectors and Bob Dylan have in common? Nothing but their love for Levi’s®, duh! Check out Dirty Projectors covering Dylan’s “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” here or stream it here. The track is part of Levi’s Pioneer Sessions, which also features contributions from Nas, She & Him, and The Swell Season. Though, I swear I saw Zooey Deschanel rocking Girbaud jeans the other night.

• Dirty Projectors: http://www.dirtyprojectors.net

Mates of State

“True Love Will Find You in the End” [Daniel Johnston cover]

A couple months ago, we alerted you to Mates of States’ new covers album, Crushes, which glaringly has no Burning Star Core cover. (Come to think of it: where’s the Prurient cover?) What it does have, however, is a cover of Daniel Johnston’s “True Love Will Find You in the End,” off his 1990 album. It serves as the final track, so if you want to hear how the album ends, clicky clicky.

• Mates of State: http://www.matesofstate.com
• Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thematesofstate
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/matesofstate
• MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/matesofstate
• The Smashing Pumpkins: http://www.smashingpumpkins.com

The Roots

“Dear God 2.0” [feat. Jim James]

The Roots will release How I Got Over on June 22. You care because it features Joanna Newsom and members of Dirty Projectors. You don’t care because it also features John Legend and Blu. Which makes you racist.

• The Roots: http://www.theroots.com

Elk City

“Nine O’Clock In France”

Yesterday, Elk City released House of Tongues on Friendly Fire. Today, you’re listening to “Nine O’Clock In France” via the Chocolate Grinder. Tomorrow, you’ll pluck your unibrow so as not to look like a fucking prick. And on Friday, you’ll be making your way to the Bell House in New York to catch Elk City’s CD release show. Isn’t it crazy how you’ll do anything the Chocolate Grinder tells you to do?

• Elk City: http://elkcity.net
• Friendly Fire: http://www.friendlyfirerecordings.com


CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we'll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.