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premiere: Queen of Swords – Rise Instead

QUEEN OF SWORDS

Queen of Swords is the new project from Aerin Fogel, formerly of the awesome and severely under-appreciated early 2010's "cave pop" duo the Bitters, who dropped a few legit gems on labels like Captured Tracks + Mexican Summer...

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video: the bitters | “travelin’ girl”

video: the bitters | "travelin' girl"

New official clip for The Bitters' "Travelin' Girl," taken from one of 2010's most underrated albums, East General:

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mexican summer

mexican summer

Our friends at Mexican Summer just sent over a list of their upcoming releases, and in addition to some pretty rad and extremely limited Record Store Day exclusives (see above) that will be available on Saturday, they've also got some great releases planned in the coming months from the Mantles, the Bitters, the Samps (Cole of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti), Ramases, Dunes, and more...

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The Bitters | “Travelin’ Girl”

THE BITTERS

The Bitters' debut LP, East General, is out April 13 via our friends at Mexican Summer. Infectious album highlight "Travelin' Girl" is a brilliantly simple, raucous lo-fi pop throwback that confirms that these two are in fact the "cave pop stars of the future" as advertised, and that Aerin Fogel is an absolute powerhouse...

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update: Mexican Summer x Gorilla vs. Bear: SXSW 2010

update: Mexican Summer x Gorilla vs. Bear: SXSW 2010

A few updates/details on our collaborative SXSW event with Mexican Summer Records: the party kicks off at noon on Friday March 19 at Klub Krucial, on 6th St. next to Emo's. The day party is FREE and open to the public (NO badge/wristband required), while the evening showcase is an official SXSW event...

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guv luv

guv luv

Dope new mixtape from Ben Cook aka Young Governor, featuring new and unreleased material from the Bitters, Marvelous Darlings, Young Governor, the Jonas Bros, and more. You can order a physical copy on cassette from Southpaw (limited ed...

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back to the sun

back to the sun

Roommates is the latest project from the prolific Ben Cook (aka Young Governor of the Bitters/Fucked Up/Young Governor fame) and his roommate Mark Fosco of Marvelous Darlings. Their Wi cassingle is the first in a 4-part series that the band will release on a label from "north north ontario" called Scotch Tapes, in an extremely ltd...

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the bitters | “EAST”

the bitters | "EAST"

Great new jam from Ben Cook + Aerin Fogel, aka "cave pop stars of the future" the Bitters, taken from their new EAST 7", out now on Captured Tracks: The dank and 'doomy' a-side is slightly unhinged but also super infectious, which is about par for the course for these two...

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video: the bitters + woods | “warrior”

Aerin Fogel of the Bitters rips through the group's jam "Warrior" with the bros from Woods, live at the Captured Tracks/Woodsist fest in Brooklyn last month. Such a great song:

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The Bitters have 7" singles due soon on Captured Tracks + True Panther, and a full-length coming in the near-ish future on Woodsist...

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can you keep a secret

can you keep a secret

Captured Tracks has been on a bit of tear this year. In addition to a handful of solid 7"s (the Mayfair Set, Brilliant Colors, Woods, etc.), Mr. Blank Dogs' label has released two of my favorite 12" EPs of '09 so far: Dum Dum Girls' Yours Alone and now, Wooden Glove, the debut 4-song EP from Toronto's the Bitters (the cover art rules too, by the way)...

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