Sam Prekop (The Sea and Cake) has the best name in indie rock. Everyone knows that. But did you know Mr. Prekop is releasing a new solo album, Old Punch Card, that is less indie rock and more avant-garde? The Chocolate Grinder 100% approves of this move! The album’s out September 7 via the increasingly awesome-er Thrill Jockey.
“Planet Telex” [live at The Big Chill]
Thom Yorke, clearly going through his “grizzly troubadour phase,” played an amazing set at The Big Chill Fest last Friday that left me uncontrollably weeping. Okay, okay, I wasn’t there, but fansite AtEase posted some YouTube videos for us to enjoy, and since Radiohead-related stories get a lot more hits than your typical story, we thought’d we’d post his solo version of “Planet Telex” in order to get more adverti$ing money. So thanks, you! Check out more videos at AtEase, but not before you click on every ad surrounding this post!
Antony and the Johnsons
“Thank You For Your Love”
Antony and the Johnsons are releasing Thank You For Your Love, a five-song EP, on August 30 via Rough Trade (which, by the way, features Bob Dylan and John Lennon covers). And let me tell you: It’s no coincidence that the track streaming above has the same exact title as the EP. It’s also no coincidence that the track appears on their forthcoming, due-on-October-11th album, Swanlights (it’s the lead single, bitch)! But is it a coincidence that they used my abs for the cover of the EP?
“Thank You For Your Love” is available for download here.
Fennesz Daniell Buck
Fennesz Daniell Buck — a.k.a. Christian Fennesz (guitar/electronics), David Daniell (guitar), and Tony Buck (drums) — are releasing Knoxville on August 24 via Thrill Jockey. You knew that already, but did you know Christian Fennesz might change his name to Buddhist Fennesz?? Hey, maybe!
Don’t forget that Buddhist Fennesz is coming to town.