Erykah Badu

“Out My Mind, Just in Time”

“I don’t feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that. I just feel like I share what I say, and if listeners get it, they get it. And I never underestimate the audience’s ability to feel me.” —Erykah Badu

• Erykah Badu: http://www.erykah-badu.com

Kyle Bobby Dunn

“Canyon Meadows”

Kyle Bobby Dunn’s Ways of Meaning LP was released by Desire Path on April 21. His new video for “Canyon Meadows” consists of film shot by the young Dunn.

• Kyle Bobby Dunn: http://www.facebook.com/kylebobby
• Desire Path: http://www.desirepathrecordings.com

Nate Wooley, Chris Corsano, C Spencer Yeh

“The Seven Storey Mountain”

A couple years back, Nate Wooley released The Seven Storey Mountain with David Grubbs (Gastr del Sol, Squirrel Bait) and improv extraordinaire Paul Lytton. TMT reviewer Elliott Sharp gave it 4/5. This year, our mammoth trumpeter returns with the same idea — “tape manipulation, long forms with simple written musical directions, an attempt to reach some sort of musical ecstaticism” — but performed with different artists: none other than bald-headed beauty Chris Corsano on drums and C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) on violin. The album is due June 28 on Important. Check out an excerpt of the album streaming above.

• Nate Wooley: http://www.natewooley.com
• Chris Corsano: http://cor-sano.com
• C. Spencer Yeh: http://www.dronedisco.com
• Important: http://www.importantrecords.com

Weezer

“Paranoid Android” [Radiohead cover]

Check out Weezer’s pretty faithful rendition of Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android.” Not sure what I like more: Rivers singing the first section without falsetto or the shitty video editing. Can’t wait for Radiohead’s cover of “Beverly Hills”!

• Weezer: http://weezer.com
• Radiohead: http://www.radiohead.com

Justice

“Civilization”

New Justice video! New album in the fall. New Civilization EP June 6 on Edbanger and Because Records. Shit, cat.

• Justice: http://www.myspace.com/etjusticepourtous
• Edbanger: http://www.edbangerrecords.com/

  

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