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[new music roundup] 10.23.12

A few of my favorite new releases this week, including new LPs from Bat for Lashes and Titus Andronicus, a new EP from Yellow Ostrich, and a Christmas album from The Polyphonic Spree.  As always, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy for the rest of the week’s new releases.

What are your favorite new releases this week?

 

Bat for Lashes//The Haunted Man

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Diamond Rings//Free Dimensional

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Gary Clark Jr//Black and Blu

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Paul Banks//Banks

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The Polyphonic Spree//Holidaydream: Sounds of the Holidays Vol. One

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Rah Rah//The Poet’s Dead

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Sinkane//Mars

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Skipping Girl Vinegar//Keep Calm, Carry The Monkey

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Steffaloo//Would You Stay

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Titus Andronicus//Local Business
Full album stream courtesy of NPR Music
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U.S. Girls//Gem

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Yellow Ostrich//Ghost

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A few more worth a listen:
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead//Up To Infinity
Of Montreal//Daughter of a Cloud
Shiny Toy Guns//III
Swedish House Mafia//Until Now
Talk Normal//Sunshine
XELLE//Queens

CMJ Music Marathon 2012

Now until Oct 20th, hundreds of bands and music fans will take over New York City for the annual CMJ Music Marathon.  While CMJ may lack the “big names” you find at Coachella and Lollapalooza, it totally makes up for it with shear volume.  There are soooo many bands and artists playing, it’s actually a bit nerve wrecking, trying to decide which acts to see.  But what really makes CMJ rad, is the music discovery aspect.  This is where you’ll see the next “big name” and it will be in a random Manhattan basement with 10 other lucky people.  Personally, this is the music festival I want to attend most.  One of these days my dream will become a reality, but until then I am happy writing about it.  And hopefully helping this year’s attendees deal with the daunting task of combing through all the music they have at their fingertips.  So if you’re having a tough time deciding who to see this week, consider these artists/bands.  And last but not least, have fun discovering your new favorite band.

CMJ Schedule//CMJ Artists

A
Alex Winston 

B
Beach Day
Blonde Summer
Blue Hawaii

C
Chad Valley
Chip Tha Ripper
Choir of Young Believers
Com Truise
Conveyor
Cruiser

D
Debo Band
Drop Electric

Dum Dum Girls

E
Eleanor Friedberger
Electric Guest

F
Field Mouse
French Camp
French Horn Rebellion

G
Generationals
Geographer
Ghostface Killah
Goldroom

GZA

H
Heliotropes
Hey Marseilles

Hey Rosetta!
HUMANS

I
Icona Pop

J
Jensen Sportag
JJAMZ
The Jezabels

K
Ki:Theory

Killer Mike
Kimbra

L
Little Beard
Little Green Cars
Local H
Lovelife
Lowlakes
The Luyas

M
Magmana
Mansions
Miami Horror DJs
Miracles of Modern Science
MNDR

Mount Moriah
Mountain Goats
MSMR

N
Natureboy
NewVillager
Nina Sky
Nneka

O
OFF!
OK SWEETHEART
OPOSSOM

P
Penguin Prison (DJ)
Pillow Talk
The Postelles
The Presets
Psychic Twin
Purple

Q
Q-Tip
Quiet Loudly

R
Raccoon Fighter
Radical Dads
Rah Rah
Rocket & The Ghost
Rumors

S
San Cisco
Savoir Adore

Sea Wolf
Sick/Sea
Skinny Lister
Skipping Girl Vinegar
Slowdance
Solid Gold
Starlight Girls
Swimclub

T
Talk Normal
Teen Daze

Telekinesis
Tempers
Thieves Like Us
Tiny Victories
Twin Tigers

U
Umbrella Men

V
Viceroy
Vital

W
The Walkmen

Wichita Falls
Wild Child
Wildcat! Wildcat!
Winter People

X
XNY

Y
Yacht
Young Adults
Young magic

Z
Zula

 

[new music roundup] 11.15.11

A few of my favorite new releases this week…

Caveman//CoCo Beware 

For fans of: Gauntlet Hair, Milagres, Bleached, Exitmusic
Key tracks: Thankful, Old Friend, A Country’s King of Dreams, December 28th

 

 

Childish Gambino//Camp 

For fans of: Chiddy Bang, VX, Tyler the Creator, The Weekend
Key tracks: Bonfire, Kids, You See Me, Sunrise

 

 

Crystal Stilts//Radiant Door EP

For fans of:  Dirty Beaches, Girls Names, Beach Fossils, Dum Dum Girls
Key tracks: Dark Eyes, Radiant Door, Frost Inside the Asylums, Still As the Night

 

 

Los Campesinos!//Hello Sadness

For fans of: Slow Club, Sky Larkin, Parenthetical Girls, Stagecoach
Key tracks: By Your Hand, Hello Sadness, Life Is a Long Time, Songs About Your Girlfriend

 

 

RACES//Big Broom EP

For fans of: Georgiaa, Exitmusic, Water Moccasins, Sounds Of Sirens
Key tracks: Big Broom, All for You

 

 

Rah Rah//Breaking Hearts

For fans of: Boxer the Horse, We Are The City, Still Life Still, Octoberman
Key tracks: Parkade, Hurt You Bad, Breaking Hearts, Arrows

 

 

This Warm December, A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 2 (i love xmas music)

For fans of: Christmas…Duh
Key tracks: Party Hard, Jingle Bell Rock, Frosty The Snowman, Christmas Must Be Tonight, Angel (Holiday)

 

More noteworthy new releases…
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2
(i really love xmas music)
Goldmund//All Will Prosper
The Olivia Tremor Control//Black Foliage: Animation Music, Vol. 1 
(remastered and expanded)
Pink Martini & Saori Yuki//1969
Rah Rah//Rahmixes
R.E.M.//Part Lies Part Heart Part Truth Part Garbage 1982-2011
Sigur Ros//Inni (2-CDs & DVD)
Tegan and Sara//Get Along

 

[hot off the press] Rahmixes

 

Rah Rah, Regina, Saskatchewan’s expansive pop-rock collective, recently announced the release of their new remix record Rahmixes on November 15, 2011.

The digital and vinyl release marks the band’s first full-length under Hidden Pony Records and features remixes by a host of acclaimed musical pioneers and interpreters like: NGHTBLND (Alex Rose of Minus the Bear), Silverclub (Elbow, Frank Black’s Grand Duchy), Grandtheft (supported U2, Arcade Fire & official DJ of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics), Rich Kidd (Drake, Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates), Kitchen Party (Shad & Dallas Green, Library Voices) and Cadence Weapon (two-time Polaris Music Prize nominee, world-wide festival DJ), amongst others. All take the essence of Rah Rah’s songs and transform them into epic and otherworldly creations.

Rahmixes take select tracks from Rah Rah’s sophomore album, Breaking Hearts (2010) and the band’s debut, Going Steady (2008). Rah Rah has previously toured in the U.S., across  Europe and at major music events like the Regina Folk Festival, Pop Montreal, Sled Island, the 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad and NXNE and SXSW this year.

The band members of Rah Rah share a collective mentality, taking turns taking the lead, both in songwriting and while on stage and constantly switching instruments. The proud prairie rockers sing of the seriousness of art, poetry, love, and politics, and contrast it with a stage full of confetti, pinatas, candy, and six friends loving life and having fun. But don’t let their fresh faces, confetti cannons and constant sugar highs fool you, Rah Rah are old souls. This young, six-member ensemble artully bridge sincerity with the absurd. Despite lyrics that touch on underwater sea creatures, stockbrokers, Saskatchewan, Montreal, and impressionist painters, their songs are built to break your heart. All this along with the melodic male/female vocals and diverse instrumentation (guitars, bass, drums, keys, violin, accordion, ukulele), ensures that a Rah Rah show will not disappoint.

Rah Rah is currently on tour in Canada with Said the Whale and UK solo artist Sara Lowes. They will begin work on their next studio record after the tour wraps, under the production guidance of the inimitable Gus Van Go (The Stills, Hollerado, Preistess) and with an expected release date for the new album in early 2012. [source: planetary group]

♫ Rah Rah – Parkade ♫

♫ Rah Rah – Parkade (NGHTBLND remix) ♫