William Fitzsimmons – Gold in the Shadow: Beard rock, melancholy flavor. Losts of whispering vocals, good for a dreary weekend afternoon.
Acid House Kings – Music Sounds: Tweed-y, melodic indie pop from the seemingly endless epicenter of all things musically obscure, Sweden. Evokes thoughts of Belle & Sebastian.
Maggie Bjorklund – Coming Home: Music to ride a mule through the desert to. Fantastic steel-pedal guitar, with help from Calexico, and certain vocals remniscent of Neko Case.
The Lonely Forest – Arrows: Washington state-based band signed to Chris Walla’s (Death Cab for Cutie) Trans label.
If By Yes – Salt on Sea Glass
Duran Duran – All You Need Is Now
Richard Ashcroft – United Nations of Sound
Gucci Mane – The Return of Mr. Zone 6
The Strokes – Angles: This blog is not much of a place for negative criticism. So I will leave my commentary on this release to 5 words–I won’t listen to it.