MP3 At 3PM: Tortoise

tortoise_400Tortoise—that lighthouse of Chicago post-rock so towering it rivals the Sears Tower—has seen five years pass between proper albums, and June 23 will see the release of Beacons Of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey). Tomorrow, the band embarks on a summer tour that takes it from Buffalo to Belgium, with stops in between. Fun Fact: In France, they pronounce it “Tor-twah.” We found this out during a trying and confusing phone call with one of our French subscribers.

“Prepare Your Coffin” (download):