____________New Releases 10.18.2011
Big Pete _ Choice Cuts
Dutch blues master makes his American debut. Recommended for fans of the genre.
Bjork _ Biophilia
Icelandic legend’s latest is as pretty and weird as possible.
Brantley Gilbert _ Modern day Prodigal Son
Ridiculous muscle country.
Chris Isaak _ Beyond The Sun
Isaak pays tribute to the legendary Sun Records.
Class Actress _ Rapproacher
Brooklyn duo play quality synth pop. See “Bienvenue,” “Keep You.”
Cradle of Filth _ Evermore Darkly
Everlast _ Songs of the Ungrateful Living
Dark, raspy, folk/rap from an original white rapper.
Freestyle Fellowship _ Promise
Interesting, experimental hip hop from LA collective.
Gauntlet Hair _ Gauntlet Hair
Chicago indie rockers mix sub-bass and electro drums with trebly guitar for an interesting whole.
I Break Horses _ Hearts
Swedish duo play understated synth pop.
James Blake _ Enough Thunder EP
UK Hipster hero features Bon Iver but might just be too boring for the big time..
Jane’s Addiction _ The Great Escape Artist
Alt heroes enlist Dave Sitek on their first new set since 2003’s Strays.
John Cale _ Extra Playful EP
21-minutes of art-rock from Velvet underground co-founder.
June Tabor & Oyseterband _ ragged Kingdom
Classical folk from English legends.
**Kitty, Daisy, & Lewis _ Smoking in Heaven
UK trio play fresh, eclectic 60’s tinged rock’n’roll.
Lalah Hathaway _ Where It All Begins
Critically adored R&B from ‘The First Daughter of Soul.’
M83 _ Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
French electropop act play huge, upbeat indie rock.
Montgomery Genry _ Rebels on the Run
Cringe-worthy country pop would have anyone in their right mind on the run and hiding.
**My Brightest Diamond _ All Things Will Unwind
Inventive pop combining elements of chamber music, opera and cabaret from NYC singer/songwriter. See “Reaching Through to the Other Side,” “Escape Routes,” “High Low Middle.”
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds _ Self Titled
Oasis leader aims to outshine Liam on his solo debut.
Patrick Stump _ Soul Punk
Former emo-king’s attempt at R&B is a bit confusing but has decent moments. See “Spotlight,” “The I in Lie,” “Run Dry.”
Real Estate _ Days
NJ/BK blog kings play their brand of sleepy pop/rock. See “Out of Tune.”
Shelby Lynne _ Revelation Road
Grammy winning Virginia songstress plays pretty roots-pop.
T-Bone Burnett _ Presents The Speaking Clock Revue _ Live From The Beacon Theatre
Great American producer welcomes a list of legends for an energetic collection of great live music.
The Kentucky Headhunters _ Dixie Lullabies
Authentic country rock. Recommended for fans of the genre.
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