News coming out of the Cobra Verde camp is that they’ve finished recording a new album, and mixing is well under way. Even better news for Cobra Verde fans, they’re playing this Saturday night at The Grog Shop and will preview some of that new tuneage. The best news — it’s a free show. Sounder and Juniper Bends open.

Cobra Verde – Every God From Himself (from 1999’s Nightlife) [download]

In case you need a reminder, Dr Dog released one of my early favorites of 2007 with We All Belong. They’ll be at the Beachland Tavern Tuesday night with the always excellent, Bobby Bare, Jr, and Jeffrey Lewis.

I’ll be the first one to tell you that I don’t know much about Battles, but the level of buzz coming from Pitchfork all but guarantees an 8.8 and a Best New Music tag when they’re new album, Mirrored, comes out on May 15. Catch that buzz firsthand when Battles hit the Grog Shop Thursday night with Lightning Bolt, Homostupids, and Tusco Terror.