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Mikal Cronin's new "Peace of Mind" clip takes place in a depressing parallel universe in which Mary Timony doesn't make records but instead cleans hotel rooms at a Howard Johnson in Oregon. Brooklyn-based filmmaker and writer Lara Gallagher directs. There are only a few dates left on Mikal Cronin's tour, but fans in L.A., Chicago, and New York should head to Pitchfork to see the remaining dates. 

Mikal Cronin's latest full-length, MCII, is out now from Merge. The full credits for the video are on YouTube.

We got our first taste of Superchunk's upcoming I Hate Music LP back in May, in the form of a teaser trailer with a few new music snippets and footage of frontman Mac McCaughan spray paint stenciling the album's lettering. The announcement also detailed a deluxe version of the album on colored vinyl with a bonus 7" of two non-album tracks and your very own diecut I Hate Music stencil, which you can check out in the GIF below. Oh, and when you make homemade Superchunk shirts with the stencil, please let it dry before stuffing it back in the sleeve. 

I Hate Music is out August 20 from Merge. Head to Pitchfork to see the band's full tour dates.




 

 

 

To mark the vinyl release of their new "Ain't That The Way" / "Chained to Love" double-A-side single, Divine Fits have commissioned Jay Shaw from Kingdom of Nonsense to design a new poster for each track, and art director Michael Carney to design a pair of T-shirts.

In June the band unexpectedly released the single on iTunes, and played the new tracks during a medley performance on Conan that same night. Along with the new posters, shirts, and vinyl, the band also has two neo-benshi inspired lyric videos

The limited posters are available for preorder from Divine Fits' online store, and the 12" single is out this week on Merge