A few other recommendations on some new albums. The Autumn Film: The Ship and the Sea is outstanding (same folks from some of my favorite worship music, Page CXVI). Titus Andronicus: The Monitor is getting tons of playtime on my iPod. It rocks. Makes me think of a mix between The Gaslight Anthem, Conor Oberst and Flogging Molly.
SPECIAL NOTE: The new David Ford: Let the Hard Times Roll was a must buy after I fell in love with his previous album, Songs for the Road. Some of the most "felt" music being made. Melody and heart. The dude can sing, and is a great songwriter. Even better for my Louisville, Kentucky friends. Go TONIGHT to the Zanzabar to hear David Ford play with Sojourn's Brooks Ritter. It's only $10! If you live in or near Louisville and miss this concert you are a moron. I say that in love. Also check out Brooks' album, The Horse Fell Lame.
The National have a new album out in May, High Violet. Here's "Terrible Love" played on Fallon (via Heather)...
The Heavy do "How You Like Me Now?" on Letterman. So much fun. Just crank it up and bop along. Grab their album, The House That Dirt Built, for only $6.99.