Here's another listicle of vaguely related things that you probably didn't know about:
1. The Silver Jews' new album is done. It's also really, really good. I can't tell you how I know this, just trust me. D.C. Berman is in top lyrical form, the band is killer and the recording sounds great. Don't be surpised when this album is on the top of every critic's year-end list.
2. American Bang were cutting tracks at Battletapes this weekend. While it might seem a little crazy at first, if you're familiar with either's resume you'll be stoked. I'm guessing it'll sound like a Nashville version of Spooky Two or Nantucket Sleighride. Of course, if you're like our friend "shwag" you'll probably just hate on it, regardless of how it sounds.
3. Warner Music Group fucked up the Roadrunner deal. Five bucks says De Novo Dahl have to give back their Nudie suits before Christmas.