Tuesday, April 12, 2011

____________________________New 4.12.2011

The Apache Relay _ American Nomad

Interesting blend of mainstream pop with indie/alternative.

Atmosphere _ The Family Sign

MN natives Slug and Ant make another quality underground hip-hop album with ease.

Bass Drum Of Death _ GB City

Rowdy, fast-paced upbeat garage rock.

Bell X1 _ Bloodless Coup

Irish rock outfit play their pretty dramatic upbeat electro. See “Velcro,” “4 Minute Mile,” “Safer than Love.”

**Bob Dylan _ In Concert (Brandeis University 1963)

Bob Dylan live.

Crystal Stilts _ In Love With Oblivion

Pitchfork endorsed BK garage rockers make a decent record despite their horrible name.

**Brett Dennen _ Loverboy

Fun, unapologetic folk/pop.

The Feelies _ Here Before

Longtime NJ rockers’ first new album in 20 years is full of new classic rock tunes.

Foo Fighters _ Wasting Light

Dave Grohl and Co are a reliable rock machine.

Foreign Legion _ Night Moves

Quality Cali underground. See “Didn’t Work Out,” “Fresh Air.”

He Is We _ My Forever

Sappy, radio-friendly female-fronted indie pop.

Holy Ghost! _ Holy Ghost!

NYC electro-pop act have been struggling to make it despite the support of LCD’s James Murphy. Their full-length debut is fun but the pervasive retro styling/vocals may turn some listeners right off.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit _ Here We Rest

Excellent Southern pop/rock from former Drive By Trucker.

Jessie J _ Who You Are

Young English singer/songwriter is hoping her UK success will translate to this side of the pond.

Joan As Police Woman _ The Deep Field

Joan Wasser and Co make extremely stylish folk/pop. See “Run For Love,” “Chemmie.”

Alison Krauss & Union Station _ Paper Airplane

The bluegrass beauty has cemented her place in music history, and keeps making beautiful American music.

letlive. _ Fake History

Exhilarating post-hardcore. See “The Sick, Sick, 6.8 Billion,” “H Ledger.”

Mack & Malone _ Money Music

WSC members match big voices with big beats.

Meat Puppets _ Lollipop

Upbeat pop/rock tunes from the legendary American band.

Moonlight Towers _ Day Is The New Night

Straightforward American rock.

**Agnes Obel _ Philharmonics

Danish singer/songwriter’s beautiful album has already gone double-platinum since its October 2010 European release.

**The One AM Radio _ Heaven is Attached By A Slender Thread

Accessible electropop. See "A New Photo Of Your Old Lover."

**Panda Bear _ Tomboy

Animal Collective mastermind Noah Lennox follows up 2007’s smash Person Pitch with some of his prettiest, most accessible tunes yet.

Pentagram _ Last Rites

Virginia metal band best know as a pioneer of the doom metal genre.

The Pretty Reckless _ Light Me Up

Taylor Momsen and co make a predictably cheesy emo/rock record.

Rebirth Brass Band _ Rebirth Of New Orleans

Awesome free-spirited Jazz via NO.

Paul Simon _ So Beautiful Or So What

Beautifully written and produced folk/pop.

Sonny And The Sunsets _ Hit After Hit

West Coast playwright/songwriter

Swollen Members _ Dagger Mouth

Canadian trio make innovative, upbeat indie rap. See “Do Or Die,” “Moonshine,” “Fresh Air.”

Thursday _ No Devolucion

Former NJ screamo kings records will always be compared to their early masterpiece, Full Collapse, unfortunately for them.

TV On The Radio _ Nine Types of Light

Highly anticipated follow-up to Dear Science lives up to the expectations.

Vivian Girls _ Share The Joy

BK girl band plays unique guitar rock and prepare to take over the world.

Wild Palms _ Until Spring

UK band has potential but are inconsistent on their debut. Great review here: http://thequietus.com/articles/05876-wild-palms-until-spring-review


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