* Locals Umbrella Tree will celebrate the release of their To the Memory of a Once Great Man Saturday night at Exit/In, and contributor Jewly Hight penned a pick on that for us. We may have a bit more on Great Man here amid our virtual pages sometime soon, but for now, have a look at UT's brand-new Napoleonic video for "Josephine" above. The tune itself is a sprawling, electronic-leaning chamber-pop sort of number, and duh, Napoleon's first wife was named Josephine. So there's that.
* This one's been chilling in my inbox for a minute, but I figured now was as good a time as any. Local dude Cannon Kinnard has a project called Kidd Ramius, and he'll soon release his debut EP, Voicemail. Why you'd want a stage name when your actual name is Cannon ... well, that's beyond me. Regardless, Kidd Ramius has a video for the tune "For Caroline," and it features a ripped bro doing ballet in his tighties and Kinnard snuggling shirtless in a bathtub with Neil O'Neil (Protomen, Cheer Up Charlie Daniels). Which is something. See that one after the jump.
* And finally, our good pals over at We Own This Town just posted the 53rd installment of their podcast. As per usual, it's a solid one, with contributions from Evan P. Donohue, Turbo Fruits, Calicocat, The Features, Century Club, Uncle Skeleton and more. Get it on MP3 or M4A.