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[new music roundup] 5.26.15

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A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Little Wings//Explains

[littlewingsnow.com]

 

Solar Estates//Lines EP
solar estates - lines ep

[solarestatesmusic.com]

 

Thee Oh Sees//Mutilator Defeated at Last

[theeohsees.com]

 

Unknown Mortal Orchestra//Multi-Love

[unknownmortalorchestra.com]

 

The Vaccines//English Graffiti

[thevaccines.com]

 

Various Artists//Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton

[tompkinssquare.com/remembering-mountains]

 

Zhala//Zhala

[zhalazhala.com]

 

What are your favorite new releases this week?

(31) Days of Good: 12.13.12

Loud. Hard. Fast.  The ingredients for the perfect rock song.  Let’s go.

 

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Cloud Nothings – Stay Useless [from Attack On Memory]
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Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built [from Celebration Rock]
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The Men – Open Your Heart [from Open Your Heart]
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Metz – Headache [from METZ]
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Natural Child – B$G P$MP$N [from Hard in Heaven]
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A Place To Bury Strangers – So Far Away [from Onwards To The Wall]
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Royal Headache – Girls [from Royal Headache]
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Titus Adronicus – Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus [from Local Business]
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Ty Segall – Thank God For Sinners [from Twins]
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The Vaccines – Teenage Icon [from Come Of Age]
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[new music roundup] 9.11.12

A few of my favorite new releases this week, including new stuff from The Raveonettes, Seapony, The Vaccines, David Byrne and St. Vincent, and the highly anticipated sophomore effort from The xx.  As always, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy for the rest of the week’s releases.

 

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra//Theatre Is Evil

amandapalmer.net//facebook//twitter//shows//iTunes

 

The Avett Brothers//The Carpenter

theavettbrothers.com//facebook//twitter//shows//iTunes

 

Calexico//Algiers

casadecalexico.com//facebook//twitter//shows//iTunes

 

David Byrne and St. Vincent//Love This Giant
Full Album Stream (via NPR Music)
lovethisgiant.com//facebook//twitter//shows//iTunes

 

 

 

The Helio Sequence//Negotiations

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Jonny Greenwood//The Master Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Full Album Stream (via Nonesuch Records)
nonesuch.com//iTunes

 

 

 

Neil Halstead//Palindrome Hunches

neilhalstead.com//facebook//twitter//shows//iTunes

 

Pet Shop Boys//Elysium
petshopboys.co.uk//facebook//twitter//shows//iTunes

 

 

 

 

The Presets//Pacifica

thepresets.com//facebook//twitter//shows//iTunes

 

The Raveonettes//The Observator

theraveonettes.com//facebook//twitter//shows//iTunes

 

Seapony//Falling

hardlyart.com//facebook//twitter//shows//bandcamp//iTunes

 

Sea Wolf//Old World Romance

seawolfmusic.com//facebook//twitter//shows//iTunes

 

Tamarin//Shake The Ghost

tamrinmusic.com//facebook//bandcamp

 

Thee Oh Sees//Purifiers II

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The Vaccines//Come of Age

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The xx//Coexist
Full Album Stream (via NPR Music)
thexx.info//xx-xx.co.uk//facebook//shows//iTunes

 

 

 

What are your favorite new releases this week?

Favorites Albums of 2011 (So Far)

2011 is more than half-way through and in a mere seven months, a boat-load of fantastic new music has hit the airwaves (we’ve also survived yet another prophesied apocalypse…not too shabby plant earth).

Anyways, I did this last Summer and it was fun to look back and see what albums held up when “Best of” season was full effect.  So without further ado, I’m pleased to present my favorite albums of 2011 (so far) and be sure to check back in on December 15th to see if any of these picks make my Top 10.

(in alphabetical order)

Acid House Kings – Music Sounds Better With You

♫ Are We Lovers or Are We Friends ♫


Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi

♫ Blackout ♫


The Antlers – Burst Apart

♫ No Widows ♫


Braids – Native Speaker

♫ Lemonade ♫


Childish Gambino – EP

♫ Freaks and Geeks ♫


Clock Opera – Belongings 7”

♫ Belongings ♫


Cults – Cults

♫ You Know What I Mean ♫


Cut Copy – Zonoscope

♫ Need You Now ♫


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – It’s A Corporate World

♫ Morning Thought ♫


Diego Garcia – Laura

♫ You Were Never There ♫


The Go! Team – Proof of Youth

♫ T.O.R.N.A.D.O. ♫


Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes

♫ Sadness is a Blessing ♫


NewVillager – NewVillager

♫ Rich Doors ♫


Panda Bear – Tomboy

♫ Last Night At The Jetty ♫


The Postelles – The Postelles

♫ White Night ♫


Radiohead – The King of Limbs

♫ Codex ♫


Starfucker – Reptilians

♫ Bury Us Alive ♫

Telekinesis – 12 Desperate Straight Lines

♫ Car Crash ♫


TennisCape Dory

♫ Marathon ♫


Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchersta

♫ How Can You Luv Me ♫


The Vaccines – What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?

♫ Post Break-Up Sex ♫


The White Panda – Pandamonium

♫ I Want Brooklyn Back ♫

Woods – Sun and Shade

♫ Pushing Onlys ♫


[on the rise] The Vaccines

The Vaccines are a London-based atl-rock band that just recently formed in 2010, but has quite a bit of buzz heading into 2011.

The band released their demo If You Wanna in the Summer of 2010, which received high praise from the BBC’s Zane Low (he named it as his “Hottest Record In The World” on 18 August 2010).  Their debut single, Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra), was released back in November and reached number 157 on the UK Singles Chart and was named “Track of the Day” by Q Magazine (pretty impressive, considering the track is a mere 1 minute and 24 seconds long).  And earlier this year, the band placed third in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll.

They’ve been compared to the likes of the Ramones, Jesus and Mary Chain, and The Strokes (I think it was Spin magazine that described them as the ‘British Strokes’).  The band describes their influences as “50s rock ‘n’ roll, ’60s garage and girl groups, ’70s punk, ’80s American hardcore, C86 and good pop music”.

Their debut album, What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?, is set for release March 21st (grab it here) and they’re heading out on tour later this month (dates and info here).

The Vaccines – If You Wanna
The Vaccines – Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)