LAST COPIES, WHEN THEY’RE GONE, THEY’RE GONE!!! The second full-length release from psychedelic bread bakers and bird whisperers Badgerlore — represented on this release by beard-core ambassadors Ben Chasny (Six Organs Of Admittance, Comets On Fire), Tom Carter (Charalambides), Pete Swanson (Yellow Swans), and Rob Fisk (7 Year Rabbit Cycle, ex-Deerhoof) — Stories For Owls features six beautifully lush, organic pieces that rise and fall with the group’s broke-down, burned-up improv and the interplay of piano, vocals, and dual guitars. The music is organized around the conceptual theme of birds constructing nests, and each track explores this idea differently. Stories For Owls also showcases the talents of two newcomers; Tom Carter, whose playing seems beamed in from some entirely off-kilter universe; and Pete Swanson, who by grabbing and processing live sound, both in real time and through tape-delay, gives the already rickety skeletons of these songs an even greater fragility and tenderness. A vinyl edition will be available from Yik Yak on the same date. Beautiful and devastating.