Foot Village

“Lovers With Iraqis”

After last year’s Anti-Magic (TMT Review), Foot Village officially and audibly completed their trilogy of a fictitious nation’s apocalypse. Now, according to the band, they are setting their sights on our real-life impending apocalypse (yay!) with a two-track 7-inch on How To Fight Records, featuring one song of “hope” and one song of “doom.” This track is the hopeful one.

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Gang of Four

“Never Pay for the Farm”

Early next year (January 25, to be exact), Gang of Four are releasing Content, the group’s first album of new material in 16 years. Here’s a track from said album, entitled “Never Pay for the Farm.” Never pay for the farm, eh? Tell that to my Uncle Joe. He paid for the farm, and now he’s using these awesome genetically modified seeds from Monsanto. Mmmm, I love modified rapeseed!

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“Eye In The Sky” [Alan Parsons Project Cover]

Here’s GAYNGS’ cover of Alan Parsons Project’s “Eye in the Sky.” Catch ‘em on Jimmy Fallon October 4. Etc.


Pete Swanson (Yellow Swans)


Pete Swanson, formerly of Dialectic Yellow Swans (and the dude on the right), released a limited-to-300-edition LP called Feelings in America on Root Strata. He says it “sounds exactly like his old band, but funnier in a depressing sort of way.” The LP is sold out already (!), but here’s a track from the album in Chocolate Grinder form just for you.

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Chocolate Grinder Mix 38


I make no secret of the fact that I’m a complete bass addict. Sure, I still get down to Kraftwerk, Bruce Haack, and all that electronic music produced before the subwoofer became standard, but there’s something different about bass. It’s a more visceral experience, fizzing up your beer and pounding your chest into dust. That doesn’t mean bass-heavy music can’t be intelligent, though, and I believe this mix shows you can satisfy the brain and the guts at the same time. You’ll definitely want to keep your eyes on Kanji Kinetic. “New Era” is one of the most massive bangers of 2010, and great things are sure to follow from him if/when he puts out a full-length.

01. Emika - “Drop The Other” (Drop The Other 12”)
Start time: 0:00; Links: Ninja Tune - Emika

02. Daedelus - “An Armada Approaches” (Righteous Fists of Harmony)
Start time: 3:25; Links: Brainfeeder - Daedelus

03. Epstein - “I Can Memorize You” (When Man Is Full He Falls Asleep)
Start time: 9:24; Links: Asthmatic Kitty - Epstein

04. Shlohmo - “Teeth” (Shlohmoshun Deluxe)
Start time: 12:42; Links: FoF Music - Shlohmo

05. Hexstatic - “Gammera” (Gammera 12”)
Start time: 17:32; Links: Ninja Tune - Hexstatic

06. Juice Aleem - “Rock My Hologram (Si Begg’s We Are Future Mix)” (Rock My Hologram single)
Start time: 22:43; Links: Big Dada - Juice Aleem

07. AMP Live - “Mad Men” (Murder At The Discotech)
Start time: 27:31; Links: AMP Live

08. Bird Of Prey - “Pipe Dream feat. Chillax’n” (SubTropic EP)
Start time: 31:10; Links: Cyberset - Bird Of Prey

09. Monster X - “Love Songs and Octopussy” (Werewolf Gangbang)
Start time: 36:56; Links: Tigerbeat6 - Monster X

10. Kanji Kinetic - “New Era” (New Era EP)
Start time: 41:44; Links: Tigerbeat6 - Kanji Kinetic

[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]


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.