Eric Copeland

“Fun Dink Death”

Eric Copeland’s “Fun Dink Death” will be released on an upcoming 7-inch on Post Present Medium. His band mates in Black Dice helped make the video for him, nice guys that they are.

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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

“Round and Round”

“Round and Round,” the latest track by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, is released April 26 as a limited 7-inch/digital single via 4AD (b/w “Mistaken Wedding”). The group is currently finishing up its forthcoming 4AD studio album, which may or may not be titled Lester Freamon. Probably not.

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Haunted House

“Middle of the Drums”

Minneapolis is home to the juicy lucy, Cock ESP, the Surly Brewing Co., and of course the one, the only Haunted House. You can read an old review here, an interview from last year here, and a review of their latest album, Guess Who’s Not Coming To Dinner, here. Not satisfied? Go here.

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Message is comprised of Taketo Shimada and Tres Warren (Psychic Ills), with Spencer Herbst (Mountains of Matalamma) on drums. Their new album, After Before, is due April 6 via De Stijl. And despite what its sonics might imply, it’s only available in this universe.

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High Places

“Can’t Feel Nothing (Remix)”

Here’s a free digital single for you greedy little consumers. Look for High Places’ forthcoming album, High Places vs. Mankind, on April 6 via Thrill Jockey (TMT News).

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