This week is home of the under-the-radar type releases, with the interesting ones (at least to me) from Monsters of Folk, Noisettes, Islands and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart EP. (If you’ve been paying attention, you know that Amazon already has the Monsters of Folk available for download. And even if you weren’t, you can still get it early if you so desire.)
Anyway, check the full list over at Amazon if you were looking for something that you don’t see listed here. As always, grab a couple of memory-jogging tracks after the list, and have yourself an excellent week.
Harry Connick Jr. – Your Songs
Monsters of Folk – Monsters of Folk
David Gray – Draw the Line
Brand New – Daisy
Mika – The Boy Who Knew Too Much
Rufus Wainwright – Milwaukee at Last!!!
Noisettes – Wild Young Hearts
Deadmau5 – For Lack of a Better Name
Basement Jaxx – Scars
Billy Talent – Billy Talent III
Sea Wolf – White Water, White Bloom
Islands – Vapours
Owen – New Leaves
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Higher Than the Stars EP
The Twilight Sad – Forget the Night Ahead
Noisettes – Never Forget You (mp3) from the forthcoming Wild Young Hearts
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Higher Than the Stars (St. Etienne Visits Lord Spank Remix) (mp3) from the forthcoming Higher Than the Stars EP
Rufus Wainwright – Instant Pleasure (mp3) from Big Daddy: Music from the Motion Picture
This week is another strong one for new music. I’m going to go broke with just what I want to pick up. As I was going through the list of what looked interesting (to me), I wondered if I should put more releases up? For example: are people interested in the new Megadeth? Or the new Uncle Kracker? I mean, I put stuff up that I’m not going to buy, so should I actively limit the list to what I think is good/will be popular? This isn’t something that kept me up late, but I did wonder.
Anyway, if you were me, you’d get your hands on the new Muse, the long awaited Kid Cudi, the “new” Q-Tip, some remastered Sunny Day Real Estate (only if you didn’t get them previously), The Dodos, The Drums and The Avett Brothers (if you have a turntable.)
Like always, check Amazon for stuff you think I may have left off of our list, and check for a couple tracks after the albums. Have an excellent week everyone.
Mark Knopfler – Get Lucky
Muse – The Resistance
Porcupine Tree – The Incident
Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of the Day
Pete Yorn/Scarlett Johansson – Break Up
Thrice – Beggars
Drake – So Far Gone [EP]
Nelly Furtado – Mi Plan
Mason Jennings – Blood of Man
Q-Tip – Kamaal: The Abstract
Sunny Day Real Estate – Diary (Remastered)
The Dodos – Time to Die
Sunny Day Real Estate – LP2 (Remastered)
Simian Mobile Disco – Temporary Pleasure
The Drums – Summertime!
Stars of Track and Field – A Time for Lions
The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You [Vinyl]
Kid Cudi – Soundtrack 2 My Life (mp3) from Man on the Moon: The End of the Day
The Dodos – Fables (mp3) from Time to Die
Sunny Day Real Estate – Seven (mp3) from Diary
This is the week that the music industry has been waiting for all year. Jay-Z’s newest album finally sees official release after having been leaked this past week, in addition to new albums from heavyweights like Phish, Yo La Tengo, Sondre Lerche and newcomer Mayer Hawthorne.
Get out and find something you love this week. We’ve got a couple tracks to jog your collective memories after the list like we always do, and if you think we missed something, you can check the entire list over at Amazon.
Have a great week, y’all.
Jay-Z – The Blueprint III
A Fine Frenzy – Bomb In a Birdcage
Phish – Joy
Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs
Howie Day – Sound the Alarm
Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2
Boys Like Girls – Love Drunk
David Guetta – One Love
Sondre Lerche – Heartbeat Radio
Mayer Hawthorne – A Strange Arrangement
Circulatory System – Signal Morning
Erasure – Erasure Club EP
Vivian Girls – Everything Goes Wrong
Buckcherry – Black Butterfly
Os Mutantes – Haih or Amortecedor
BLK JKS – After Robots
Muse – Uprising [Single]
Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) (mp3) from the forthcoming The Blueprint III
Muse – Stockholm Syndrome (mp3) from Absolution
There are a lot of metal acts releasing albums this week. Despite my not having listened to their music, my assumption is that a band employing the moniker Bone Gnawer that releases an album entitled Feast of Flesh is going to have a sound I don’t particularly enjoy. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it’s a girl with a guitar. But I doubt it.
Not much else to get excited about this week as far as new releases are concerned. Like always, there are a couple of tracks after the list. Check Amazon’s full list if there was an album you were expecting to see out this week.
They Might Be Giants – Here Comes Science
Andrew WK – 55 Cadillac
These United States – Everything Touches Everything
mewithoutYou – It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream! It’s Alright!
Porno Groove: The Sound of 70’s Adult Films
Wale – Chillin’ [Single]
Prodigy – Take Me to the Hospital [Single]
Mr. Scruff – Keep It Unreal (10th Anniversary Edition)
Mr. Scruff – Get a Move On (mp3) from Keep It Unreal
Wale – Chillin’ (mp3)
This week actually isn’t a horrific one for new music – a couple of good releases, some mediocre, some classics and some has-beens. It looks, actually, like what each week should look like, in contrast to the schlock that’s been foisted upon the public for the past few weeks.
As a member of the music buying public, I’m personally going to purchase the Imogen Heap album, along with the new efforts from Arctic Monkeys and Fun, and Blitzen Trapper’s new/old EP. That’s not to say you should copy me, or even that the following list will contain anything which tickles your personal fancy. Check out the complete list of what’s due out this week here, and get a couple tracks after the list like we usually do. Have a great week, and I hope you all find something to love.
Arctic Monkeys – Humbug
Blitzen Trapper – Black River Killer EP
Colbie Caillat – Breakthrough
Collective Soul – Collective Soul
Dolores O’Riordan – No Baggage
Fun. – Aim and Ignite
Imogen Heap – Ellipse
Ingrid Michaelson – Everybody
Jet – Shaka Rock
Matisyahu – Light
Queen Latifah – Persona
Willie Nelson – American Classic
Yngwie Malmsteen – The Genesis
Blitzen Trapper – Black River Killer (mp3) from Furr
Fun. – Benson Hedges (Demo Version) (mp3)
Imogen Heap – Goodnight and Go (mp3) from Speak for Yourself
I feel like the music industry is holding back for a couple weeks in anticipation of the new Jay-Z album, because the past couple of weeks have been disappointing. This Tuesday’s releases are no different. There are a bunch of Muse re-issues on vinyl, and then Brendan Benson’s solo album, the new Third Eye Blind, Jack Penate and Jay Reatard, and another capitalization on Michael Jackson’s passing.
Good luck sifting through the chaff to find something you actually want. As always, there are a couple of tracks to jar your collective memories after the list of songs.
Brendan Benson – My Old Familiar Friend
Colin Hay – American Sunshine
GWAR – Lust In Space
Jake Penate – Everything is New
Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall
Joe Henry – Blood From Stars
Michael Jackson – The Ultimate Collection
Monster Ballads: The Ultimate Set
MUTEMATH – Armistice
Pissed Jeans – King of Jeans
Sean Paul – Imperial Blaze
Sister Hazel – Release
The Antlers – Hospice
Third Eye Blind – Ursa Major
Did I forget something you were looking for? Take a look at the week’s full list of releases over at Amazon. Have an excellent week, y’all.
Colin Hay – Overkill (mp3) from Scrubs: Soundtrack
Third Eye Blind – Blinded (When I See You) (mp3) from Out of the Vein
I am exhausted. My girlfriend’s sister got married this past weekend, so it went non-stop. I need another weekend just to recover from the action. But, the ceremony was nice, and the reception was a blast. Not that I didn’t tell them, but in case they missed it, allow me to take the opportunity to once again wish all the best to the newlyweds.
As for the music this week, there isn’t much new to look forward to. Maybe the Woodstock box set would be interesting, but they seem to release a new one of these with added tracks every 5 years or so. Other that that, there’s not much to get excited about. So, on my recommendation, save your money for something else you want.
And since there isn’t anything interesting, there are a couple tracks below that the band played at the reception this past Saturday. (As a side note, it’s my personal feeling that a band is a far better route to go for dancing at a wedding. A good one will be far more interactive than a DJ.)
Have a great week everyone.
Woodstock: 40 Years on: Back to Yasgur’s Farm (Box Set)
Cobra Starship – Hot Mess
Willie Nelson – Lost Highway
The Bottle Rockets – Lean Forward
Patrick Wolf – The Bachelor
Erasure – Erasure.Club
Bombay Bicycle Club – I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose
Showbread – The Fear of God
The Rumble Strips – Welcome to the Walk Alone
Stevie Wonder – Superstition (mp3) from Talking Book
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (mp3) from Off the Wall
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together (mp3) from Let’s Stay Together