Here are a few new albums, out today, that are worth checking out. Click on the album to sample it. If you don't know Anathema, it's a bit of post-rock pop. First Aid Kit is folk-rock. If you have other suggestions on this New Music Tuesday, drop them in the comments.
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...
Tuesday is when new albums come out, and here are some worth checking out this week...
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!
Derek Webb: Ctrl | Oops! Forgot one. Check it.
Here are some albums released today that I think are worth checking out. If you aren't familiar with Andrew Bird, start there. Dude.
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."
Some really outstanding new albums out today...
- Okkervil River: I Am Very Far || $3.99 today only! (The Stage Names was my #1 of 2007 & The Stand Ins was my #17 of 2008 (both $5)
- The Antlers: Burst Apart (Hospice was my #1 of 2009)
- Manchester Orchestra: Simple Math (Mean Everything To Nothing was my #4 of 2009)
- Other Lives: Tamer Animals (Self-titled album was my #15 of 2009)