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New Music Tuesday 9.18.12

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Here are the releases I recommend you check out this week...

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New Music Tuesday 9.11.12

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Some fantastic bands have new albums out today. I've already picked up the first two. Here are some I think you should think about checking out & picking up...

New Music Tuesday 9.4.12


Tuesday is when new albums come out, and here are some worth checking out this week...

Animal Collective: Centipede Hz | Their 2009 album, Merriweather Post Pavilion ($5 right now!), earned the #2 album of 2009 spot for me. It's getting good reviews.

Two Gallants: The Bloom & The Blight | Forgot about this one too! Loved it while it was streaming. Now buying it. It's like Jack White & Nirvana & The Black Keys created a band.  

Deerhoof: Breakup Song | Some of the quirkiest music out there. It won't be your favorite album for reading a book, but these guys are clever and interesting and cool. You are getting an experience with this album. And the reviews are good too.

Stars: The North | Hip indie band. Catchy and fun!

Cat Power: Sun | Her 2006 album, The Greatest ($5), is an enduring favorite of mine and it was my #7 album of 2006Solid reviews and a new edge to her music. 

Lecrae: Gravity | If you haven't found Lecrae yet, you should. Christian rap & hip-hop, the way it should be done. Stream it free here if you need an introduction.

Derek Webb: Ctrl | Oops! Forgot one. Check it.

New Albums Released Today | 3.6.12

Here are some albums released today that I think are worth checking out. If you aren't familiar with Andrew Bird, start there. Dude.

David Lynch: Crazy Clown Time


Crazy Clown Time from director David Lynch, who also was a part of the Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse project, Dark Night of the Soul. This may be one of the most interesting albums of the year. His soundscapes are dark and weighty. Stream it free today and buy it tomorrow. It is filling my home office and shaking my house right now. This dude knows how to create a mood. Read what others are saying...

NPR Music says, "Lynch's first solo album finds him meandering through a series of dark dreams and visceral meditations on modern life and society."

NME gives it an 8/10 and says, "It’s weird, unsettling, in thrall to ’50s Americana and constructed with the same meticulous craft and obsessive compulsion you’d expect from Lynch."

Consequence of Sound says, "Crazy Clown Time plays out in many of the same ways that the filmmaker’s visual projects do. There are splinters of a narrative, floating in the middle of a heavy sea of dark images; old, bluesy, noir structure pushed through a postmodern, eerie filter. Lynch makes darkly familiar art, pieces that sound familiar, though the subconscious knows that they ultimately shouldn’t, and that carries over to his music."

New Albums Out Today

Some really outstanding new albums out today...