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- Sera Cahoone: Deer Creek Canyon (out 9.25)
- Woods: Bend Beyond (out tomorrow)
- The Lighthouse & The Whaler: This is an Adventure (out tomorrow | if you like upbeat indie - Mumford, Ra Ra Riot, Of Monsters and Men)
- Aaron Embry: Tiny Prayer (out tomorrow, it's what I'm listening to and loving today)
- Grizzly Bear: Shields (out tomorrow)
- Band of Horses: Mirage Rock (out tomorrow)
BURNING UP MY iPOD
- The Story Vol 2 - The artists at Soma Communities produce another great album. Get it FREE or give a donation.
- Avett Brothers: The Carpenter
- The xx: Coexist
If you like Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, or just like indie music and great melodies and harmonies, you should check out 5 free songs from Wayfarer below. I got one of those "Hey, can you check out our music" sort of emails, which I get a lot. Most of that stuff just doesn't work for me. This does. It really, really works.
Wayfarer creates "repurposed hymns and spiritual songs," or as Dan of Wayfarer told me, these are "old and beautiful lyrics, entirely re-written." All I know is that into my second listen through and I'm enjoying it enough to stop other important things to tell you about it. Download for free, right now...
- Hot Deals: The 99 Most Essential Christmas Masterpieces ($1.99) | Florence + The Machine: Lungs ($3.99) | Teenage Fanclub: Bandwagonesque ($3.99) | The 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music ($1.99) | Band of Horses: Everything All The Time ($3.99)
- $5 Albums: Reformissionary Recommendations for November | Don't Miss 5: Brandi Carlile: The Story | Ra Ra Riot: The Orchard | Fang Island: Fang Island | Dark Night of the Soul | Arcade Fire: Funeral
- Streaming: Pickins is slim this week, but don't miss the excellent Bruce Springsteen: The Promise (The Lost Sessions: Darkness on the Edge of Town)
- Also: You really need to check out Her Name Is Calla. Download The Quiet Lamb. I know I've been mentioning it like every week, but you need it every week. You are welcome. And go download for free Kernal Garner's new song, "Homicide." Love it.
I highly recommend Derek Webb's new album, Feedback. It "an instrumental electronic album based on the Lord's Prayer." I think you'll like it. It's creative & beautiful.
A discovery from the last couple of months has been Dark Dark Dark. I first heard of them via Daytrotter's free download from last month (also grab September 2009 & March 2009 sessions). Their newest album, Wild Go, is great. I'll soon be downloading all their stuff because of songs I've found from previous albums (Bright Bright Bright | The Snow Magic) like "Wild Goose Chase." Enjoy...