* Cleveland’s This Moment in Black History and Detroit’s Child Bite are celebrating the release of their new 7″ split single on Forge Again Records with a show this Friday at the Grog Shop. Even better, the first 50 people in attendance at the show will get the single for free.
* Also in the news, is Cleveland’s Hot Cha Cha. Their first full length, The World’s Hardest Working Telescope and the Violent Birth of Stars, has just been sent off to mastering and should be ready for a fall release.
* Remember Wild Yaks? That burly, Brooklyn band featured on I Rock Cleveland a few months back? They’ve recently released a handful of mp3’s onto the unsuspecting internet via The Fader. “Tomahawk” and “River May Come” are both very much recommended.
*The ever prolific Robert Pollard is being, well, prolific. Today marks the release of his latest side project, Cosmos, with Richard Davies. Also in the pipeline is another solo disc, Elephant Jokes, due out on August 11th on GBV records and a new Boston Spaceships single set to be released on Subpop as part of their singles club.