“Party With Children”

“Party With Children” is off Ratatat’s new album, LP4, due June 8 on XL Recordings. Let’s just hope this party isn’t sexual in nature.

• Ratatat: http://www.ratatatmusic.com
• XL Recordings: http://www.xlrecordings.com

Gabriel Prokofiev

Import/Export: Suite for Global Junk [performed by Powerplant]

If you love the music that the Chocolate Grinder loves, then you too might love music composed of packaging materials like Glass Fanta bottles, plastic bags, oil drums, and wooden pallets. Check out excerpts of Import/Export: Suite for Global Junk, a multimedia piece by Gabriel Prokofiev, as performed by Powerplant. Naxos of America will release a CD/DVD set this month.

• Gabriel Prokofiev: http://www.myspace.com/gabrielprokofiev
• Naxos of America: http://www.naxos.com


“Evil Guh”

Jookabox, led by David “Moose” Adamson, are currently on tour right now (TMT News), but you know what? We’re happy watching online music videos in the safety of our homes, thank you very much. “Evil Guh” is off Dead Zone Boys, released last year on Asthmatic Kitty, but if you don’t feel like going out, you should order it online. After all, it’s a cold, brutal world out there — war, terrorism, oil spills — so I don’t blame you one bit. I mean, sometimes I really wonder if life is even worth living. Sigh… Anyway, have a great weekend!!

• Jookabox: http://www.myspace.com/jookabox
• Asthmatic Kitty: http://asthmatickitty.com


“In Which I, Robert”

Inter Arbiter is due April 20th via twosyllable Records. I know this because I copy/pasted that sentence from a press release.

• Inlets: http://www.inletsmusic.com
• twosyllable Records: http://www.twosyllablerecords.com

[Photo: Kristianna Smith]


“Children Slaves Make Children’s Toys”

TSIGOTI’s Private Poverty Speaks To The People Of The Party is available on ESP-Disk, you know, just one of the greatest labels of all-time. They’re currently on a US tour, playing a live soundtrack to stop-animation films by Martha Colburn.

• TSIGOTI: http://tsigoti.espdisk.com
• ESP-Disk: http://www.espdisk.com


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