Friday, October 21, 2011

____________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

Extreme metal.

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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