Tuesday, July 5, 2011

_______________New Releases July 5, 2011
Biffy Clyro _ Live From Wembly
Scottish pop rockers have made it. Great songs, although the sing-a-long of the crowd can be irritating.
Big D And The Kids Table _ The Damned, The Dumb & The Delirious
MA ska-punkers are a true DIY success story. See "Modern American Gypsy."
Biosphere _ N-Plants
Ambient electro from well-known Norwegian. See "Ikata-1," "Monju-1."
Brian Eno _Drums Between the Bells
Electro-legend continues down a strange path. See "Pour It Out," "Seedpods."
**Clams Casino _ Rainforest EP
Awesome, eccentric, emotional electronic instrumentals.
Devin the Dude & Coughee Brothers _ Fresh Brew
Funky underground oddball hip-hop. Houston's Finest. See "Blunts and Pens," "Who Got That Funk."
Digitalism _ I Love You, Dude
German dance-punk act take on the mainstream. See "2 Hearts," "Antibiotics."
Draconian _ A Rose For The Apocalypse
Aptly named doom-metal via Saffle, Sweden.
Exhumed _ All Guts No Glory
Cali death metal.
**Gardens & Villa _ Gardens & Villa
Stylish Canadian indie rock. See "Cruise Ship," "Orange Blossom," "Black Hills."
Headcat _ Walk the Walk Talk the Talk
American rockabilly supergroup play fun, classic American tunes. See "I Ain't Never," "Shakin' All Over."
**Julia Stone _ The Memory Machine
New South Wales singer/songwriter plays pretty, fun folk. See "This Love," "Catastrophe!"
Lloyd _ King Of Hearts
NO R&B singer's latest is not great but has its moments. See "Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)."
Memory Tapes _ Player Piano
Highly anticipated follow up to 2009's stunning Seek Magic is a definite disappointment.
My Epic _ Broken Voice
Christian folk-pop.
Nick Colionne _ Feel the Heat
Smooth, fun, sexy, urban Jazz.
Old '97's _ Grand Theatre Vol 2
Rhett Miller and Co continue to put out high-quality, straightforward American rock.
Pop Evil _ War of Angels
Hard-rock/nu-metal via MI.
Pure X _ Pleasure
Lo-fi indie quitar rock.
Reik _ Peligro
Latin Grammy Award winning pop/rock. Mexican Maroon 5.
Robert Ellis _ Photographs
Stripped-down American folk.
**Samiyam _ Sam Baker's Album [CD]
Highly anticipated album features inventive instrumentals. RIYL Flying Lotus.
Sebastian _ Total
Talking Heads inspired electro.
Stream of Passion _ Darker Days
Haunting female-fronted prog-metal via Netherlands.
Teddybears _ Devil's Music
Swedish pop act take elements of pop, rock, reggae, electronica, hip-hop and world music for an eclectic whole. Guests include The Flaming Lips, BOB, Eve, Robyn, and the B-52's. See "Crystal Meth Christian," "Glow In The Dark."
Unearth _ Darkness in the Light
Metalcore act via Winthrop, MA demonstrate enough speed and heaviness to set them apart.
YACHT _ Shangri-La La La La
Upbeat electro-pop via Portland, OR from legendary electro label DFA. See "Love in the Dark," "Shangri-La."

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