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[new music roundup] 8.18.17

 

A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Alice Glass//Alice Glass EP

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Brand New//Science Fiction

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Dent May//Across the Multiverse

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Grizzly Bear//Painted Ruins

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard//Sketches of Brunswick East

[kinggizzardandthelizardwizard.com]

 

What are your favorite new releases this week?

[new music roundup] 11.12.13

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A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Cate Le Bon//Mug Museum

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Grizzly Bear//Shields: B-Sides & Shields: Expanded

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Lady Gaga//ARTPOP

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Los Campesinos!//No Blues

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A few more worth a listen:
The Beatles//Live at the BBC (4-disc box set)
Daedelus//Drown Out
Erasure//Snow Globe (Holiday Tunes)
Josephine Foster//I’m A Dreamer
The Killers//Direct Hits
Wooden Shjips//Back to Land
Various Artists//Inside Llewyn Davis (soundtrack)
Various Artists//Songs For Slim: Rockin’ Here Tonight – A Benefit Compilation For Slim Dunlap

 

More new music at Largehearted Boy.

 

Outside Lands 2013

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The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival will once again take over San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park later this summer.  I highly recommend this festival.  It’s like Coachella, just not as hot or expensive.  Oh, and instead of being held in a miserable desert, it all goes down in one of the best cities in the world.

There are quite a few highlights from this year’s lineup, including The National, NIN, Paul McCartney, Phoenix, Yeasayer, and Willie Nelson.  With that said, i’m probably most excited about Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Youth Lagoon, and Daryl Hall & John Oates!!!

It all goes down August 9-11, tickets and more festival info can be found here.

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Coachella 2013

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(31) Days of Good: 12.20.12

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This six-piece from Charleston, South Carolina does a mighty fine job of channeling the Beach Boys (with a hint of the Ruby Suns mixed in).  They have a great “vintage California sound” that always seems to brighten up my day.

The Explorers Club – Run Run Run [from Grand Hotel]
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It’s been three years since Edward Droste and company released the critically acclaimed and fan friendly Veckatimest.  This year the band released Shields, their fourth album.  This album didn’t just meet my expectations, it exceeded them.  “Half Gate” is easily one of my favorite Grizzly Bear tracks.  Probably second favorite (after “Two Weeks”).

♩Grizzly Bear – Half Gate [from Shields]

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The seventh solo album from one of the best guitarists in the biz today (and  the “him” in She & Him)

♩M. Ward – Primitive Girl [from A Wasteland Companion]

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Saint Motel are a Los Angeles four piece with a very fun and dynamic indie pop sound.  This year’s Voyeur is their debut full-length.

Saint Motel – 1997 [from Voyeur]
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Australian rockers Tame Impala released their second full length this year.  This record was a surprise favorite of mine.  I’m not a huge fan of classic rock and even less so of the classic rock inspired sounds being produced today.  With that said, these guys have definitely lived up to the hype and I’m really happy I took a chance on them at Outside Lands this year.

Tame Impala – Why Won’t They Talk To Me? [from Lonerism]
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