New releases (of interest) – April 5th & 12th

Didn’t make a new releases post last week, so double-serving today, and there has been some quality product of late:

4/5 releases:

The Raveonettes – Raven In The Grave:  Love this woozy, echoed and fuzzed out Danish duo that loves the high hat. Their release-before-last, Lust Lust Lust, still gets much play on the iPod.


Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin On:  Title is right–sounds of a macabre piano bar singer leaning over your table and un-obligingly taking a sip of your martini. Not a bad serenade, though.

Shannon and the Clams – Sleep Talk:  More retro, fuzzed-out surf rock, but still enjoyable nonetheless.

Consolation Prizes:

Cold Cave: Cherish the Light Years

Daft Punk: Tron: Legacy Reconfigured

Destroyer: Ideas For Songs

I’m from Barcelona: Forever Today

The Submarines: Love Notes/Letter Bombs

The Kills: Blood Pressures

Code Pie: Love Meets Rage   

Daniel Romano: Sleep Beneath The Willow

4/12 releases

Bell X1 – Bloodless Coup:  Irish band serves up Radiohead-style blips, but with old-school Radiohead-style guitar on “Hey Anna Lena”.  A little funkin “Velcro”, so may be quite diverse.

Ponytail – Do Whatever You Want All the Time:  Sounds like kids making imaginary creature noises in the backyard.

TV on the RadioNine Types of Light:  Have not listened, but if it is TVOTR it is bound to ooze badassedness (sorry, couldn’t find a good embed that would work).

Joan as Police WomanThe Deep Field: Former member of Antony & the Johnsons releases new LP; sorry for the creepy beefcake video.

Holy Ghost! – S/T:   James Murphy’s DFA label’s newest product.  A throwback to late eighties, early nineties electropop that conjures up Depeche Mode, a little disco, shades of MGMT’s first album, !!!, and maybe even the recent Toro y Moi release.

Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys!

Riding the Pine:

Panda Bear – Tomboy: Big fan of AnCo and liked Person Pitch, but have to admit, a little underwhelmed here.

Garage a Trois – Always Be Happy, But

Brett Dennan – Loverboy

Vivian Girls – Share the Joy

Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Here We Rest

Crystal Stilts – In Love With Oblivion

Low – C’mon

Femi Kuti – Africa for Africa


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