Tuesday, June 14, 2011

____________________New 6.14.2011

13 & God _ Own Your Ghost

Inventive collaboration between Germans The Notwist and Anticon alt/rappers Themselves. See “It’s Own Sun,” “Old Age,” “Death Minor.”

A Pale Horse Named Death _ And Hell Will Follow Me

Sneering alt/rock. RIYL Godsmack, Alice In Chains.

Bad Meets Evil _ Hell: The Sequel

Royce da 5’9” and Eminem make dark, gritty hip hop. See “Fast Lane.”

Barry Manilow _ 15 Minutes

Good for 80’s nostalgics.

Black Country Communion _ Black Country Communion 2

UK rock legends Joe Bonamassa and Co play 70’s inspired arena rock.

Black Veil Brides _ Set The World On Fire

80’s influenced, make-up heavy glam rockers.

Book of Knots _ Garden of Fainting Stars

Eccentric, experimental Brooklyn art-rockers latest is a challenging listen.

Emily’s Army _ Don’t Be A Dick

Billie-Joe Armstrong produced pop-punk.

Erik Friedlander _ Bonebridge

Prolific NYC cellist shows off nimble fingers and creative songwriting on his latest. See “Transpontine,” “Hanky Panky.”

Is Tropical _ Native To

Electro-driven indie rock. See “Land of the Nod,” “Oranges.”

John Shannon _ Songs Of The Desert River

Gentle American folk/jazz.

Jonathan Edwards _ My Love Will Keep

MN folk fixture plays classic, emotive folk on his latest. See “My Love Will Keep,” “How Long.”

Junior Boys _ It’s All True

Original electropop duo do it better than most of the imitators. See “Playtime,” “You’ll Improve Me,” “ep.”

Keke Wyatt _ Unbelieveable

Standard pop/R&B.

Ledisi _ Pieces Of Me

Soulful R&B, recommended for fans of the genre. See “Pieces of Me,” “Hate Me,” “Shut Up.”

Madeleine Peyroux _ Standing On the Rooftop

Notable GA singer-songwriter deserves the constant Billie Holiday Comparisons. See “Standing On the Rooftop,” “The Kind You Can’t Afford,” “I Threw It All Away.”

Marc Broussard _ Marc Broussard

Louisiana singer/songwriter continues to blend elements of pop, jazz, rock, soul and funk.

Michael Franks _ Time Together

Slippery smooth Jazz from Cali veteran.

Neil Young _ A Treasure

Neil seems spry and energetic on this set of familiar country jams. See “Amber Jean,” “Motor City,” “Get Back To The Country.”

Of Mice and Men _ The Flood

Cali metalcore act ditch the theatrics of Attack! Attack! and come up with a solid record. See “Ohioisonfire,” “Ben Threw,” “Let Live.”

Owl City _ All Things Bright And Beautiful

24 year-old Adam Young borrows heavily from the Postal Service and is undeniably catchy and cheesy. See “Real World,” “Honey and the Bee.”

Pat Metheny _ What’s It All About

Prolific Jazz guitarist plays soothing acoustic on his latest. See “Alfie,” “Rainy Days and Mondays.”

Peter Bradley Adams _ Between Us
Soothing folk from Alabama singer/songwriter.

**Random Axe _ Random Axe

Black Milk, Guilty Simpson and Sean Price team up for some great underground hip-hop. See “Chewbacca,” “The Karate Kid,” 4 in the Box.”

Sebadoh _ Bakesale (Deluxe)

Seminal American indie/rock band remaster their 1994 classic.

The Dear Hunter _ Color Spectrum

Providence rockers postpone Act IV, offer up a varied set of progressive indie.

The Headhunters _ Platinum

Longtime American jazz/funk band features George Clinton, Snoop, and Killah Priest on their latest.

The Swellers _ Good For Me

Flint, MI punk band can be most accurately described as Paramore meets Hot Water Music.

The Wonder Years _ Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing

Pop/punk via Philly, Hopeless Records.

Vetiver _ The Errant Charm

Solid indie folk. See “Worse For Wear,” “Can’t You Tell,” “Hard To Break.”

Woods _ Sun & Shade

Lo-fi Brooklyn pop/rock stars the squeaky falsetto of Jeremy Earl of simple acoustic guitar and noisy soundscapes.

Ziggy Marley _ Wild and Free

Authentic reggae. See “Wild and Free,” “Changes.”

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