For the price of a single e-mail address Wild Beasts will give you their new EP for free. The EP has an acoustic version of “Devil’s Crayon” and a remix as well as a couple new tracks.
Wale tries to recreate the magic of his breakthrough A Mixtape About Nothing with More About Nothing, another Seinfeld inspired mixtape.
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone have announced teh end of their long-running project, and NYC Taper has caught one of their final shows. Owen Ashworth’s project officially comes to end in mid-October.
Central Services is a hip-hop group featured the late rapper Camu Tao as well as producer El-P, and Definitive Jux is offering their 2005 EP for free.
Victory Rose has an MP3 of a Johann Johannsson set on KEXP. The Icelandic artist and composer gives a rare brief interview here as well.
The Utne Reader mixtape has new tracks from Athens’ Elf Power, MPLS-based Cloud Cult, and ambient master Goldmund.
Southern Shelter has a live recording of Phosphorescent performing at The Drunken Unicorn, which is worth having if only to tell people you have a bootleg from the Drunken Unicorn.
Violens threw together a new mixtape featuring a contribution from Chapterhouse.
Eclectic chaos masters Lightning Bolt performed at Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. Empty Tapes has the tape.
It was a week of major acts playing big shows in New York and it seems like NYC Taper was at almost every show, including The Black Keys at Terminal 5, Spoon at Madison Square Garden, Tune-Yards at the Rock Shop, No Age at Brooklyn Bowl, Built to Spill at Irving Plaza, and Peter Wolf Crier at Bowery Ballroom.