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Forgetters, the project of Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil) and Kevin Mahon (Against Me!), welcomed their J. Robbins-produced, self-titled LP late last year via their own Too Small to Fail Records. Bassist Michelle Proffit (Hiretsukan) is also part of the group but did not play on the album; J. Robbins did. If you haven't heard the LP yet, it's available to stream at the bottom of this post.

Forgetters will be embarking on a brief U.S. tour next month. That tour includes a performance at the Empty Bottle on March 28 with support from Pamphleteers. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All Forgetters tour dates and a stream of their debut self-titled LP are below...

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Trevor de Brauw @ Lincoln Hall in June (more by Zach Pollack)

Pelican // Chord guitarist Trevor de Brauw has told us his top 10 favorite things of 2012. As we near the end (of the year, NOT the world), Trevor delivers a list that includes albums, songs, live shows, and major life experiences. Check out his favorite things of 2012 after the jump, but first, a message from the man himself...

There was a fucking ton of good music this year and anyone who claims the contrary needs to stop being a cynic and get on the party train. I feel like almost every one of my favorite bands/musicians made new albums this year, many of which were career highlights. Additionally great new bands are popping up at a rate that's difficult for semi-old-timer's like myself to fathom. For this year's top ten I reluctantly decided it was unfair to include clients from my PR career (difficult because I did press for so many great records, including, but not limited to, OM, Zammuto, OFF!, Codeine, William Basinski, Mono, Hundred Waters, EL-P, etc) - in part because they have the unfair advantage of me automatically obsessing over their albums, but also because it feels weird ranking them against one another. Fuck it, they're all great. But as for things I have less difficulty ranking, here's a small sample of my 2012 obsessions:

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