The New Yorker has the first listen of Lafayette psych-pop band Brass Bed's The Secret Will Keep You. Listen to "I'll Be There With Bells On" here. You can stream tracks from its last release, September's A Bullet for You, here.
The Ghostwood released Empty Cosmic Gloom, the New Orleans punk rock band's first any-length release since 2005's massive Development. Stream the album here.
Stream "Spinoza," the first single from Generationals' upcoming Polyvinyl release Heza.
New Orleans rapper Koan is back with the mixtape Homage, due in April. Listen to the second single, "Til Infinity," here.
Noise-y pop-punk band Donovan Wolfington, on New Orleans DIY label Community Records, made its album Stop Breathing available for download here.
Speaking of, the label just celebrated its fifth year in business with an onslaught of free downloads from its catalog, which you can find here.
Tonight, buzz bands Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen perform at One Eyed Jacks at 10 p.m. tonight. Read the Gambit preview here. Here's Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson performing "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)" solo for NPR's music blog.