___________New Releases 9.20.2011
Ben Rector _ Something Like This
Sappy pop from Nashville singer/songwriter.
Boots Electric _ Honkey Kong
Eagles of Death Metal co-founder and QOTSA member plays hard-rocking electro. Not to be mistaken for The Apathy album of the same name.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah _ Hysterical
BK/Philly indie rockers have seen a steady decrease in the quality of their records since their self-released 2005 debut.
Ed Sheeran _ +
British youngster already has a massive hit off this record across the pond with his playful folk/pop.
Emily O'Halloran _ Morphine & Cupcakes
Raspy voiced singer plays stylish, smokey alt/country.
Gavin Degraw _ Sweeter
We suspect the person who beat him up recently on the Lower East Side may have heard this album. Not that beating people up is okay, but this music is absolutely horrible.
Ivy _ All Hours
Fun, funky pop set from NYC trio on their first record in six years. See "Fascinated," "Suspicious," "World Without You."
Jayhawks _ Mockingbird Time
Minnesota indie stalwarts show off great songwriting on their 8th studio album. See "She Walks In So Many Ways."
Jens Lekman _ An Argument With Myself
Fun Swedish guitar/electropop. May be too adventurous for the American ear.
Katie Herzig _ The Waking Sleep
Adventurous pop on this sophomore effort from critically acclaimed Nashville singer/songwriter.
Leslie West _ Unusual Suspects
Longtime American guitarist shows off fat tone, quick fingers for a big guy.
**Lisa Hannigan _ Passenger
Irish songbird charms with her unique brand of infectious, intimate pop. RIYL Feist.
**Megafaun _ Megafaun
Avant-garde NC rockers spew huge waves of atmospheric indie.
Miguel Migs _ Outside the Skyline
Forward thinking, soul-influenced dance music from CA dj.
Never Shout Never _ Time Travel
Confused post-emo act from Joplin, MI are at their best playing pop.
Opeth _ Heritage
Swedish progressive heavy metal act appeal to a very specific audience.
Pat MethenyRichmond Fontaine _ The High Country
Moody Portland alt/country
Superheavy _ Superheavy
Surprisingly decent superstar group featuring Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, Damian Marley and A.R. Rahman.
Thrice _ Major/Minor
Naturally we love The Illusion of Safety and had high hopes for this that were crushed in the first song and repeatedly defecated on track after lame track.
Tony Bennett _ Duets II
Legendary American crooner shares the stage with some big names.
Tori Amos _ Night of Hunters
The queen of angst is all grown up.
Veronica Falls _ Veronica Falls
Overrated dreary indie via the UK.
Will Dailey & The Rivals _ Will Dailey
Nauseatingly sappy pop from Boston golden boy. If you're tempted to get this, get Ed Sheeran's record instead.
Z-Ro _ Meth
Underrated Houston rapper rhymes about drugs but his melodic flow gives tired material a fresh sound.