Daniel Johnston used to smuggle tapes in bags of Big Macs. Now he's embarking on his final tour with members of Wilco and Built To Spill.
Dinowalrus' Complexion (Personal Projects), which came out this past June, melds Best Behavior's revivalist exuberance with the icy sheen of early Simple Minds and the shining plastic gospel of Primal Scream, circa 1991.
Behold "Hang On to Life," a dreamlike track by Ariel Pink and longtime friend Jorge Elbrecht, frontman of Brooklyn-based band Violens and guitarist in Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti.
Eight years after the dissolution of Mazarin, Quentin Stoltzfus has returned, this time as Light Heat. With the help of some heavy-hitter friends—including members of The Walkmen—comes Light Heat's eponymously named debut (Ribbon), a profound work that radiates a hip pop classicism, as much Dylan as it is Velvet Underground.