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of Montreal - "she ain't speakin' now"

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After last month's "fugitive air," of Montreal is back with the second single from its upcoming album lousy with sylvianbriar, "she ain't speakin' now." The track is a tumultuous piece of 60's psych rock, featuring a tour de force vocal performance from front man Kevin Barnes. Barnes claims to have written the song while his wife and daughter were bedridden with a terrible illness, so the lyrics are appropriately worrisome for their well-being; but at the same time, he is worried that he might catch what they have, so an amusing element of rational self-interest also comes through.

lousy with sylvianbriar is due out October 8th via Polyvinyl. Check out a review of last year's Paralytic Stalks:

Tame Impala- "Elephant"

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Tame Impala drops a new track from its forthcoming album, Lonerism, which is looking at an October 9th release in the US right now via Modular People. The Australian band's throwback sound feels incredibly punchy on this new track titled "Elephant." The guitars keep a steady, rock hard groove with some fuzzy distortion on 'em. The drums sound fantastic, and make it impossible to sit still during this 3-minute piece of vintage stoner rock bliss.

The organ is a great touch as well, and the more I listen to the track, the more it grows on me. Yeah, I wasn't a huge fan of the band's last album, which is mostly due to how steeped in Beatles worship it was, but I'm ready to enjoy Lonerism if the tracks bring a nice variety of sounds and a more distinct angle.

Guardian Alien- "See the World Given To a One Love Entity"

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A little while back, I blogged about the forthcoming LP from experimental rock outfit Guardian Alien. The forthcoming LP is a single, 37-minute track that moves through multiple phases. You can hear the first part of the track here, but the band has seen fit to release the second movement of the song via the video above. Enjoy!

Look for this LP, See the World Given To a One Love Entity, on July 24th via Thrill Jockey.

Guardian Alien is also in the midst of a tour at the moment. Check out the dates below:

Sun Jul-15 Chicago, IL - Bitchpork Festival Mon Jul-16 Normal, IL - Firehouse Pizza w/ Hurricanes of Love Tue Jul-17 Chicago, IL - Ranger Station w/ Hurricanes of Love Wed Jul-18 Detroit, MI - El Club w/ Hurricanes of Love Thu Jul-19 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool w/ Phantom Family Halo, Heliotropes Fri Jul-27 Brooklyn, NY - Secret Project Robot Room w/ Cellular Chaos Sat Aug-4 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium (Album Release Show) w/ Rhyton Wed Aug-8 Baltimore, MD - Floristree w/ Starring Thu Aug-9 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light w/ Starring Fri Aug-10 Atlanta, GA -529 w/ Starring Sat Aug-11 Nashville, TN - The Basement w/ Starring Sun Aug-12 New Orleans, LA - Siberia w/ Starring Mon Aug-13 Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington w/ Starring Tue Aug-14 Austin, TX - The Mohawk w/ Starring Wed Aug-15 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar w/ Starring Thu Aug-16 St. Louis, MO - Firebird w/ Starring Fri Aug-17 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop w/ Starring Sat Aug-18 Chicago, IL - Hideout w/ Starring Sun Aug-19 Iowa City, IA - The Mill w/ Starring Mon Aug-20 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club w/ Starring Tue Aug-21 Louisville, KY - w/ Starring Wed Aug-22 Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog w/ Starring Thu Aug-23 Pittsburgh, PA - w/ Starring Fri Aug-24 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie w/ Starring Sat Aug-25 Sommerville, MA - PA's Lounge w/ Starring Thu Sep-6 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival