Out This Week 4/8


Today, the CD version of the Nine Inch Nails project Ghosts I – IV ships for those still clinging to the material products. You can order the album in its various forms, digital or physical (the $300 “Ultra-Deluxe” edition has sold out), at the NIN website or on Amazon. Just as Trent Reznor has kept the project purposefully open ended — what with all the unnamed songs — he has created his own “film festival” and asked fans to create videos of their own for the songs. From the videos submitted on the Nine Inch Nails Youtube group, only the most “exceptional” will be chosen and highlighted. Get the lowdown from Trent himself, and then start watching. Here’s one get your going:

“Ghosts IV-34″ by Krisswenson

As for the rest of the new releases, there are a ton of them this week that together look like a KEXP DJ’s playlist. Be sure to pick up The Breeders, Clinic, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Foals, The Duke Spirit, Jim Noir, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Peter Moren (1/3 of Peter, Bjorn & John), and while your wallet’s open, you might consider The Courteeners’ import debut — you’re sure to hear more from them soon enough! Check out the rest on Largehearted Boy’s list and sample away:

Marcia Ball – Watermelon Time (MP3)
from Peace, Love & BBQ on Alligator Records

Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You (single) on Almost Gold

The Breeders – Bang On (MP3)
from Mountain Battles on 4AD

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!
from Dig, Lazarus, Dig! on Anti-

Clinic – Free Not Free
from Do It! on Domino (get the MP3 for free here)

Cloud Cult – When Water Comes To Life (MP3) (from Pitchfork)
from Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes) on Earthology

The Courteeners – What Took You So Long?
from St. Jude (import) on Polydor UK

Cut Copy – Lights & Music (MP3)
from In Ghost Colors on Modular

Dark Meat – Freedom Ritual (MP3)
from Universal Indians (Expanded Edition) on Vice

The Duke Spirit – Lassoo (MP3)
from Neptune on Shangri-La

Foals – Balloons (MP3)
from Antidotes on Sub Pop

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey – Tae Parade (MP3)
from Lil Tae Rides Again on Hyena Records

Lo Fine – Remotely Together (MP3)
from Not for Us Two on Pigeon Records

The Long Blondes – Century
from Couples on Rough Trade

Man Man – Top Drawer (MP3)
from Rabbit Habits on Anti-

Meat Beat Manifesto – International (MP3)
from Autoimmune on Metropolis Records

Colin Meloy – We Both Go Down Together (MP3)
from Colin Meloy Sings Live! on Kill Rock Stars

Peter Moren – Social Competence
from The Last Tycoon on Quarterstick Records

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Neva Dinova – Clouds (MP3)
from You May Already Be Dreaming on Saddle Creek

The New Bloods – Oh, Deadly Nightshade (MP3)
from The Secret Life on Kill Rock Stars

Jim Noir – Don’t You Worry (MP3)
from Jim Noir on Barsuk

The Old Haunts – Volatile (MP3)
from Poisonous Times on Kill Rock Stars

Robots in Disguise – We’re in the Music Biz
from We’re in the Music Biz on President

Nina Simone – Revolution (MP3)
from Protest Anthology on Andy Stroud Inc.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Glue Girls (MP3)
from Pershing on Polyvinyl

Spanish Prisoners – Where God Does His Laundry (MP3)
from Songs To Forget on Exit Stencil Recordings

Richard Swift – Knee High Boogie Blues (MP3)
from Richard Swift as Onasis on Secretly Canadian

Tapes ‘n Tapes – Hang Them All (MP3)
from Walk It Off on Beggars

Thee Oh Sees – Ghost in the Trees (MP3)
from The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In on Tomlab

Wye Oak – Regret (MP3)
from If Children on Merge

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One Comment

  1. Posted April 13, 2008 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely blown away by the texture and depth to the “Ghosts IV-34″ video by Krisswenson. This truly is “exceptional”. It hangs around and lingers in the psyche like a ghost that can’t quite adjust to leaving this mortal coil…and it is going to haunt. Thanks for putting this particular entry up as an example. I have watched many exceptional videos in the this inspired “film festival”. But, Krisswenson is a video filmmaker to watch.
    Cool runnin’s…
    ~ Tim

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