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[new music roundup] 10.21.14

cold war kids - hold my home

 

A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Allo Darlin’//We Come From The Same Place

[allodarlin.com]

 

Cold War Kids//Hold My Home

[coldwarkids.com]

 

Dntel//Human Voice Outtakes

[dyingsongs.tumblr.com]

 

Elliott Brood//Work And Love

[elliottbrood.ca]

 

Mark Lanegan Band//Phantom Radio

[marklanegan.com]

 

Sleater-Kinney//Start Together (Limited Edition 7-LP Box Set) [vinyl]

[sleater-kinney.com]

 

Thurston Moore//The Best Day

[www.facebook.com/ThurstonMooreOfficial]

[new music roundup] 9.23.14

mapei - hey hey

 

A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Dntel//Human Voice

[dyingsongs.tumblr.com]

 

The Drums//Encyclopedia

[thedrums.com]

 

Empires//Orphan

[weareempires.com]

 

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz//Tyranny

[juliancasablancas.com]

 

King Tuff//Black Moon Spell

[kingtuffworld.com]

 

Leonard Cohen//Popular Problems

[leonardcohen.com]

 

Mapei//Hey Hey

[facebook.com/mapeimusic]

 

Mr Twin Sister//Mr Twin Sister

[mrtwinsister.com]

 

Perfume Genius//Too Bright

[facebook.com/perfumegeniusofficial]

 

Purling Hiss//Weirdon

[facebook.com/PurlingHiss]

[on the rise] Akela the Lone Wolf

akelathelonewolf_waaves

I know very little about Akela the Lone Wolf, but I do know he’s a producer from Northern California, his debut album Catalyst is dropping sometime this year, and i’m obsessed with the first single, “Waaves (feat. JSPR)”.  Easily my favorite song this month.  It’s an experimental/ambient track, with a sound and style comparable to the likes of Blackbird Blackbird, Bonobo, Dntel, and Teen Daze, but definitely an original and creative piece of music.  I can’t wait to hear more.

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(31) Days of Good: 12.1.12

(31) Days of Good 2012 has officially begun.  Enjoy the ride.

 

After fifteen years making music with Death Cab For Cutie, 2012 saw the release of lead singer Ben Gibbard’s debut solo album (as Benjamin Gibbard) — Former Lives.  I enjoyed this album quite a bit, it was a good change of pace from Gibbard’s more familiar Death Cab material.  One track in particular really stands out from the rest.  “Bigger than Love”, a duet with Aimee Mann (new album Charmer out this year as well) is based on real quotes and love letters between F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda.  This is one of the most devastatingly, beautiful songs i’ve ever heard and very well may be my favorite track of 2012; definitely in my top 10.  It also really makes me want a full album of Mann/Gibbard duets.

According to Gibbard, “I really fell in love with a book of letters called Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda that is correspondences between the two of them beginning in their courtship and ending at the end of their lives, you know, when he was out in Los Angeles working as screenwriter and she was in Ashville in a mental facility.  And it’s a really wonderful, really touching book, because no matter what stage of a relationship one might be in, it is inspiring to kind of read the correspondence between two people throughout their entire relationship and starting with the moments when they’re really enamored with each other and they can’t bear to spend an hour apart, all the way through, you know, there’s a letter that’s incredibly devastating that Zelda writes.”

Benjamin Gibbard – Bigger than Love (feat. Aimee Mann) [from Former Lives]
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p.s. don’t worry Death Cab fans, the band is not over.  According to Gibbard, “there’s no doubt in any of our minds that we have a lot of things to say and a lot more music to create.” (via NPR Music)

 

Damien Jurado released Maraqopa early this year, his 10th studio album, on Secretly Canadian.  I was lucky enough to catch Mr. Jurado open for Ben Gibbard less than a month ago it was such a good show.  Maraqopa has it’s fair share of worthy tracks to chose from, with “Museum Of Flight”, “Reel of Reel”, and “This Time Next Year” coming to mind.  In the end though, one song in particular stands ahead of the pack.  Now be fair warned, this track is deceptively upbeat, but that could be said for much of Jurado’s catalogue.

Damien Jurado – Working Titles [from Maraqopa]
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Apparently the theme for Day 1 is Ben Gibbard.  Jimmy Tamborello makes up the other half of The Postal Service, but he’s best known as Dntel.  This year he released Aimlessness.  I’m not gonna lie.  I’m a big fan of Dntel, but this album didn’t do it for me.  With that said, there are still some great tracks worth a listen, including “Bright Night”, “Jitters”, and “Still”.  My personal favorite is “Puma”, which sounds like Jamie xx channeling Philip Glass.

Dntel – Puma [from Aimlessness]
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[new music roundup] 6.5.12

A few of my favorite new releases this week, including the latest from Japandroids, Liars, The Mynabirds, The Temper Trap, and The Beach Boys!  As always, be sure to check out Largehearted Boy for more of this week’s new releases.

What are your favorite new releases this week?

 

The Beach Boys//That’s Why God Made the Radio
thebeachboys.com
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Dntel//Aimlessness
Bright Night
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The Hives//Lex Hives
Go Right Ahead
thehivesbroadcastingservice.com
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Japandroids//Celebration Rock
The House That Heaven Built (via soundcloud)
japandroids.com
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Liars//WIXIW
No. 1 Against the Rush
liarsliarsliars.com
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The Mynabirds//Generals
Body of Work & Generals (free downloads via newsletter)
themynabirds.com
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse//Americana
neilyoung.com
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Patti Smith//Banga
pattismith.net
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Shonen Knife//Pop Tune
shonenknife.net
goodcharamel.com
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Teen Daze//All of Us, Together
Treten (via soundcloud)
asilentplanet.com
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The Temper Trap//The Temper Trap
Trembling Hands (via soundcloud)
thetempertrap.com
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