Today's Quick Mention: It's cold, so if
you don't want to stand outside and watch any music
this weekend then I totally understand. Just
be sure to check out the
section for the slew of movies that Noah has covered
so far in 2011. This way you'll know what to
see at the cozy theater.
Including today we've shared over 30 artists this
week. Never say we don't love you.
Brother - Me Me Me:
For the first few listens I wasn't exactly sure of what to
think of this alt-country super group (it features members
of Deer Tick, The Delta Spirit and Dawes), but now I'm
hooked. Can't say for sure what did it. I just
know I've suddenly had a hard time getting this raucous pop
jam out of my head. The band's self titled debut is
out March 1 on Partisan Records.
And Miyagi - Yoyo:
While this duo still don't seem remotely capable of writing
a lyric that doesn't make me want to chuckle and roll my
eyes, they sure are great at being infectious and
accessible. I mean, it only took half the song before
I felt like I was familiar enough with it to tap my foot and
sing-a-long. Ventriloquizzing is out January 25
on Yep Roc Records.
Hotel - Bells Ring:
I highly recommend every song in today's post, but if you
plan on picking just one then I believe this track is your
best bet. It's an absolute gem with a big, fresh, warm
sound that even the most bitter of you will find appealing.
On the too faraway date of March 8 you'll be able to snatch
up the band's self titled EP via Park The Van.
- You Gotta Lose:
Have you yet to strike a rock pose in your underwear in
2011? Well, this rollicking track can certainly help.
You only need to crank it up really loud. And, of
course, take your pants off. Have fun. Be safe.
I'll be over here patiently (somewhat) waiting for March 29
to roll around so that Subpop will allow me to own a copy of
Moody, Standard And Poor.
- Mellow You Out (Featuring Tunde Adebimpe):
Despite having a title that would suggest otherwise, this is
one sonic punch to senses. Beans is relentless in his
delivery, the beat just pounds away and Tunde constantly
adds even more to the overall sound with his instantly
recognizable voice. Cool stuff, really. You just
need to be sure you're ready to commit some serious
attention to it. End It All is out February 15
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