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Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009
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Chuck Mead, the co-founder of alt-country’s BR549, releases his latest album Journeyman’s Wager on May 12th and features his usual eclectic blend of roots rock sources. “I Wish It Was Friday” has Mead bopping around town on a scooter to a honky-tonkish rockabilly tune. He’s got a packed tour schedule kicking off in May including a stop off at the Minneapolis State Fair in August, which you can check out after the jump.



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Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009
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David Lynch directed and animated the new Moby video “Shot in the Back of the Head” that Pitchfork TV has premiered. Moby talks about the new album and video on his MySpace page.



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Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009
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James Bassett said of Abe Vigoda’s 2008 album Skeleton that it was “cleverly and neatly interwoven to further the sense of disorientation, Skeleton is a concentrated blast of strangely accessible noise that is both bracing and energising.” Here’s the new video from their 2009 effort Reviver.



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Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009
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C.L. Chafin says in tomorrow’s review of Black Dice’s Repo that the album “melds overmodulated drumbeats, guitars, otherworldly chattering, distorted saxophone, and a million other bleeps and blurps into echoy sonic clouds. It’s by turns engrossing, boring, and terrifying.” The Brooklyn-based group has just released a video for “Glazin” and has announced their upcoming tour schedule (after the jump).


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Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009

Singular singer-songwriter Jill Sobule pursued an innovative approach for the development of her new album California Years in working with her fans to finance the recording sessions. In tomorrow’s review of the record, Jill Labrack says of Sobule: “like her musical peers Randy Newman and Harry Nilsson, Sobule delves into the pervasive sadness of living with a sense of humor that makes it all okay, even magnetic.” “San Francisco” is the new video from the project directed by comedienne Margaret Cho and featuring a lyrical riff on Scott McKenzie’s “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)”.


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