by DJ Ones on Mar.27, 2010, under Daytime
Here is a compilation of the latest new music we have received in the past week.
Free Energy- Stuck on Nothing
Sounding closer to Thin Lizzy and Cheap Trick, Free Energy emits a fun, upbeat, guitar heavy album.
Drive-by Truckers- The Big To-Do
Probably the best southern rock album you’ll listen to this year. Imagine Dinosaur Jr. with a country slant –if you haven’t listened to one of their other nine excellent albums. Get out your lighters y’all.
Love is All- Two Thousand and Ten Injuries
High energy Swedish pop. Eccentric album with a collage of traditional and not so traditional rock instruments, i.e. saxophone. The female vocals can get annoying at times but the excellent clash of sounds make up for that.
Arctic Monkeys- My Propeller (single)
Solid B-sides that play of of the similar down tempo beats from Humbug. Although they don’t do anything revolutionary for the band, they are still quite enjoyable for the fans.
She & Him- Volume Two
Pop favorite Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward are at it again with another charming album. This time it’s more she than him. Really sweet and endearing, although after the first few tracks you start to lose your sugar high.
Slow Club- Yeah So
This UK indie-duo has sweet lyrics, simple guitar melodies and interesting harmonies. They take turns with lead vocals and never disappoint. Every song is interesting, up-beat and give you that feeling of: I want more more more.
Pavement – Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement
Well, hot damn. Listening to this compilation, it’s remarkable to hear how genius Pavement’s music is–their low-fi aesthetic perfectly melds with Stephen Malkmus’s lazy, idiosyncratic wordplay . This compilation is absolutely essential–it’s sequencing is flawless and the track choice balances their singles with album gems.
Jason Collett – Rat A Tat Tat
More good stuff from the Arts & Crafts Label. Collet’s tunes are impassioned with twang and swagger and his music walks the line between alt-country, 60s pop, and the more soulful dispositions of indie rock.
One For The Team- Ghosts
Catchy, unpretentious, and unabashedly fun power pop. It sounds like Mates of State with punk grit or the New Pornographers playing Something Corporate. Lots of crunchy guitars and incessant harmonies.
Josiah Wolf- Jetlag
I really like this album! Here we have the solo album from the drummer of WHY? Seeing as I am not a huge fan of WHY? I was somewhat skeptical, however I was totally wrong. I am really into this folky Paul Simon-esque experience.
Goldfrapp- Head First
You know I love this. Rocket might be the catchiest song ever. Think Xanadu meets David Bowie, a mixture of ’80s glam rock and ’70s disco.
Drink Up Buttercup- Born and Thrown on a Hook
Psychedelic mixture of the Beatles and Man Man. A weird pop experience for sure.
Let’s Wrestle- In the Court of the Wrestling Let’s
Scrappy British punk music. They are on Merge Records and have been getting a lot of press.
Dum Dum Girls- I Will Be
This is sort of a mixture between ’60s girl pop and shoegaze buzz garage rock. Sort of falling the trend of most of the bands out right now, but this one is surprisingly good.
Black Tambourine- Black Tambourine
This band has pretty much influenced every popular band out right now. Shoegaze pop that resembles A Sunny Day in Glasgow, but a lot darker.
by DJ Ones on Dec.07, 2009, under Daytime
1. Fleet Foxes have announced that its second album will be released sometime during the second half of 2010. Although few information has been given on any name, member Robert Peckfold described the sound as being “less poppy.” He continued, “There are definitely super-upbeat songs that are being worked on for the new record. But as a whole, it’s probably a little bit less upbeat.” (via Pitchfork)
2. Continuing on upcoming album releases, a spokesperson from Arcade Fire has announced that the band will be releasing a new single early next year with a new album coming out some time in the second half of the year. Although the band is expecting the album to be out sometime in second half of next year there is no definite date for the new album’s release. The upcoming record is being produced by Markus Dravs, the same producer that worked on their last full-length “Neon Bible.” (via NME)
3. Pavement’s Scott Kannberg has announced that if the Pavement’s upcoming reunion tour goes well. He said, “I think it is inevitable that we’ll make some more music.” He also mentioned that Pavement is also likely going to add more dates to the upcoming tour due to the high demand for tickets. (via The Age)
4. Hot Chip has announced a comeback single entitled “One Life Stand.” This will also be the title track of their fourth album. The single is set for a early February release. Following the release of its next album the band is planning on touring the UK. (via NME)
5. To finish out the common theme of 2010 releases this week, Cat Power has announced that she is currently working on her follow-up to her 2006 album, “The Greatest.” When she described what her writing process for this new album she added, “It’s just me this time.” Cat Power plans on doing a couple of shows in Australia in December and January. (via Pitchfork)
I am not usually one for “gossip” (okay, that’s a lie), but I wanted to report it has been confirmed by Entertainment Weekly & Pitchfork that Pavement is reuniting for a benefit show at Central Park SummerStage on September 21, 2010.
This will mark about 11 years since the the band’s final performance.
Anyone up for a road trip?
This week a few members from Bombadil are sharing their lists of the tunes that inspire them.
Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees
Hymn 101 – Joe Pug
I Can See the Light – Paleface
Manteo – The Love Language
Last Bastion of Worthlessness – Des_Ark
Red Moon – The Walkmen
Oh You Pretty Things – David Bowie
Katoucha – Seydou Boro
Cut Your Hair – Pavement
Get The Fever Out – Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers
RoboCop- Kanye West
Blue Ridge Mountains – Fleet Foxes
I Pray for You To Die – Schooner
Clara Clairvoyant – Donovan
Badlands – Bruce Springsteen
Fireplace – Lost in the Trees
It’s a Man’s World – James Brown
The Sheriff – Wes Phillips
Hello – Sam Quinn + The Japan Ten
Fans should know that Bombadil has a new album, Tarpits and Canyonlands, coming out July 17th!
Unfortunately bad news has been released about this local favorite. Click below to read more.