Music News

Tuesday Morning Music Fix: Portishead, Jack White, the Black Kids and lot's of free tracks.


Friends of P

Portishead returns after a decade for its Third on April 29. Click here to order the special edition before eBay scavengers deplete the supply. The box set includes a P-shaped USB card with the album and five films, as well as a double LP and an etched 12” of the first single, “Machine Gun.” Check out the video here.

Paid in Full

The annual Paid Dues hip-hop festival took place in San Bernardino, CA, over the weekend. Sage Francis, who took second billing, and a few guest MCs from his Strange Famous Records roster put together a posse cut to commemorate the occasion. Grab it below.

Sage Francis, Prolyphic and B. Dolan: “SFR Pays Dues” MP3

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Kids Inc.

After giving away their Wizard of Ahhhs EP of demos on MySpace, Jacksonville’s Black Kids are looking to cash in. The first proper single, due April 8, is a revamped recording of “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You,” along with a few b-sides. Get more info here and check out the video below.

According to Jim

Jamie Lidell returns with Jim on April 29. Check out the video for the album’s first single, “Little Bit of Feel Good,” and another new song below.

Jamie Lidell: “Figured Me Out (LA Garage Mix)” MP3

I Think I Smell a Rat


I had high hopes for the Raconteurs’ leak-proof strategy, but someone at iTunes got trigger happy last Friday. Déjà vu, right? Let’s hope someone pirates a copy of the inevitable and well-deserved tongue-lashing coming from Jack White. You can purchase Consolers of the Lonely in all 320 kilobits-per-second of glory, directly from the source, right here starting tomorrow.

Sneak Previews

Tapes ‘n Tapes: “Say Back Something” MP3 courtesy of A Plague of Angels

Taken from Walk it Off, out 4/8 on XL

The Sword: “Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians” MP3 courtesy of Stereogum

Taken from Gods of the Earth, out 4/1 on Kemado

Les Savy Fav: “Sweat Descends” MP3 courtesy of Pitchfork

Taken from After the Balls Drop, out 4/29 on Frenchkiss

Coming Soon


Apples in Stereo, Electronic Projects for Musicians (Yep Rock)

Black Francis, Svn Fingers (Cooking Vinyl)

The Black Keys, Attack & Release (Nonesuch)

The Raconteurs, Consolers of the Lonely (XL)

R.E.M., Accelerate (Warner)

The Sword, Gods of the Earth (Kemado)


The Breeders, Mountain Battles (4AD)

Clinic, Do It! (Domino)

The Long Blondes, Couples (Rough Trade)

Man Man, Rabbit Habits (Anti)

Colin Meloy, Colin Meloy Sings Live! (Kill Rock Stars)

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Pershing (Polyvinyl)

Spoon, Don’t You Evah EP (Merge)

Tapes ‘n Tapes, Walk it Off (XL)

Wye Oak, If Children (Merge)


The Brian Jonestown Massacre, My Bloody Underground (Suma)

9th Wonder & Buckshot, The Formula (Duck Down)


Atmosphere, When Life Gives You Lemons… (Rhymesayers)

Elbow, The Seldom Seen Kid (Geffen)

Flight of the Conchords, Flight of the Conchords (Sub Pop)

Love, Forever Changes [Collector’s Edition] (Rhino)

Lyrics Born, Everywhere at Once (Anti)

Tokyo Police Club, Elephant Shell (Saddle Creek)

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