Didn’t make a new releases post last week, so double-serving today, and there has been some quality product of late:
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.
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
Daniel Romano: Sleep Beneath The Willow
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 Radio – Nine 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 Woman – The 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!
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