A Place to Bury Strangers

“Ego Death”

Here’s a quiet little number from minimalist folk group A Place to Bury Strangers, best listened to right before you’re about to doze off. The track is off last year’s Exploding Head (TMT Review), which is out on Mute.

• A Place to Bury Strangers: http://aplacetoburystrangers.com
• Mute: http://www.mute.com

Meth, Ghost & Rae

“Our Dreams”

For the millionth time, The Wu-Massacre — the new album by Meth, Ghost & Rae — is due March 30 via Def Jam. Check out another track, “Meth vs. Chef” here. [2DopeBoyz]

• Wu-Tang: http://www.wutang-corp.com
• Def Jam: http://www.defjam.com

Teenage Fanclub

“Baby Lee”

Teenage Fanclub’s new album, Shadows, is released June 8 via Merge. Can you believe they’ve been a band for over 20 years now? I can. They formed in 1989.

• Teenage Fanclub: http://www.teenagefanclub.com
• Merge: http://www.mergerecords.com



Emeralds has unveiled a new video for “Geode,” a track off last year’s self-titled album on Wagon/Gneiss Things. Look for the limited-edition laserdisc version on Def Jam? [via No Conclusion]

• Emeralds: http://clevelandwagon.blogspot.com
• Wagon: http://tinyurl.com/ycdr7fw
• Gneiss Things: http://tinyurl.com/ycjdsnb



On May 19, Chicago’s Berry are releasing a new album, Blue Sky, Raging Sun, on Joyful Noise. Tell your friends and family.

• Berry: http://www.myspace.com/berry
• Joyful Noise: http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.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.