Today's Quick Mention: My weekend is
only going to feature me dealing with moving
logistics, but if you make it out then I advise
catching Quiet Company at the Parish tonight and
Robert Francis at Emo's Jr. on Sunday.
So, after thinking about it for a bit, I've decided
that it would probably be best to put the weekly
podcast firmly in the category of "things I used to
do when I had more time." Sorry. On the
bright side, I'm still planning on doing the
one-off/special occasion show and you can still
count on getting the same amount of music each week
(it'll just be in the form of EPs on Monday and
Friday). Fancy, right? Of course! Enjoy.
Mountain - The Hair Song:
While I absolutely hate the fact that their upcoming tour
doesn't include a Texas date, I'm still really
looking forward to Black Mountain's new album. The
band just seems to have found a rather neat balance between
old school psych and modern rock, and I'm convinced that
Wilderness is going to end up being a great listen.
Jagjaguwar will release the LP on September 14.
Genius Inc - Polanski:
This track isn't exactly ideal for the summer season, so I
won't blame you if the word "skip" quickly finds its way
into your head. However, come back to it when you're
feeling patient. Marc Anthony Thompson's voice is
absolutely impeccable here and it will impress you to no end
... as long as you're in the mood for a slow burner.
Swansongs is due August 31 via One Little Indian.
Suzan - Home:
Proving that sometimes you should just ask for what you
want, this all-lady quartet sent a Myspace message to Bjorn
Yttling (of Peter, Bjorn and John) to see if he would
produce their record, and he actually agreed to do just
that. Now, the band has one super charming piece of
pop and a debut I can't wait to hear. Golden Week
For The Poco Poco Beat is due at some point in the fall
on Fool's Gold/Downtown.
- Eyes In The Darkness:
I've yet to figure out what happened to this band.
Be He Me was a great debut and they've had a couple of
good tracks since then, but they've yet to achieve the level
of brilliance that I thought they would. Oh well.
This is a nice song with a surprisingly refreshing sound, so
maybe the upcoming EP of unreleased material will be a
winner. Count The Rings is due September 7 via
Lekman - The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love:
It took me longer than I expected to come around on this
song. I just couldn't get my brain to wrap around the
fact that it was not the usual kind of indie pop that Sweden
produces. No, this is elaborate, lush and carries a
surprisingly 80s feel. I dig it. This is a
random single from Jens, but maybe it means an album isn't
too far away.
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