By ANDY VIHSTADT
Stephen Malkmus, at left
Along with the deluxe version of Pavement’s Brighten the Corners, Stephen Malkmus will be issuing solo LP4 in 2008. You Ain’t No Picasso’s has more info and a live version of the title-track from the forthcoming Real Emotional Trash, due March 4 on Matador Records. Get it here. (link)
Dan Bejar is best known as a New Pornographer, but his work under the moniker Destroyer is just as impressive. His eighth solo LP, Trouble in Dreams comes out March 18 on Merge Records. Here’s the first single, courtesy of Pitchfork.
Cable on the Radio
The Von Bondies
The UK’s Goldfrapp is getting the jump on the competition with Seventh Tree in February. The electro-pop duo describes it as “a sensual counterpoint to the glitter ball glamour of Supernature”. A Plague of Angels has the first single from the upcoming LP4, right here.
Super Furry Animals
The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the music, and the Wales-based Super Furry Animals are feeling generous this year. Bookmark the SFA site, right here, and hit it up on December 25 for a free download of the b-side “The Gift That Keeps Giving.” The band’s Hey Venus! will see a physical release in the US next month, so in the spirit of instant gratification, here’s the first single, via the Beggars Group label, along with a couple more reasons to hit the eggnog early.
Wu-Tang Clan, The 8 Diagrams (Universal)
Lupe Fiasco, The Cool (Atlantic)
Radiohead, In Rainbows
Eels, Meet The Eels: Essential Eels/Useless Trinkets 1996-2006 (Geffen)
Magnetic Fields, Distortion
Cat Power, Jukebox (Matador)
Super Furry Animals, Hey Venus