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Quickdraw: Dinosaur Jr., Weaves, Shura, No Joy, The Album Leaf

May 31, 2016

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Dinosaur Jr.  – Tiny:  You really have to give it up to Dinosaur Jr., they’ve been at it for centuries and they still sound rad.  Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not is due out August 5 via Jagjaguwar.

:Weaves – Coo Coo:  Here’s a rather playful, quirky new one from Weaves.  I’m fully expecting their debut LP to be stellar.  The band’s self titled album is due out June 17 via Kanine.

:Shura – What’s It Gonna Be?:  Oh boy am I in love with this track from Shura.  It’s a perfect little mix of pop and R&B, and I just want to hug it.  Nothing’s Real is due out July 8 via Interscope.

:No Joy – A Thorn in Garland’s Side:  The always wonderfully noisy No Joy are set to release multiple EPs this year, and I’m more than ready to take them all in.  This catchy number is the first single off of the first EP.  The Drool Sucker EP is due out July 15 via Topshelf.

:The Album Leaf – Back To The Start:  The Album Leaf have signed to Relapse and announced a new album (their first since 2010′s A Chorus Of Storytellers).  I think this track sounds immaculate.  Between Waves is due out August 26.

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Quickdraw: Slam Donahue, Divine Fits, Generationals, Sky Ferreira, The Album Leaf

September 4, 2012

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Today’s music was found by the guy who invented Labor Day.  Enjoy.

:Slam Donahue – C’mon, C’mon:  I’ve been getting emails about this band a lot this year, but this is the first time that I’ve really liked one of their songs.  It’s a breezy and infectious piece of pop, and I imagine that you’re going to join me in digging it.  You can expect to see the Hemlock Tea EP on October 2 via Cantora Records.

:Divine Fits – Would That Not Be Nice:  For some reason I totally blanked on posting this last week.  Shame on me.  Anyhow, this super group of sorts (it features Britt Daniels of Spoon and Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade) just released their debut.  It’s good.  You need it.  The full length is titled A Thing Called Divine Fits, and it’s out now on Merge.

:Generationals – Lucky Numbers:  I’ve been hoping all year for something new from these guys, and now my dream has come true!  This overly pleasant, synth-filled pop tune is the first taste off their upcoming EP.  The three-song effort is titled Lucky Numbers, and it’s expected out on October 2.

:Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing:  There’s a good chance that I was supposed to already be aware of this girl, but I didn’t know she existed until this weekend.  Is her other stuff any good?  Somebody let me know.  As for this song, it’s a slinky one.  Be careful.  Sky will release the Ghost EP on October 2 via EMI.

:The Album Leaf – Descent:  To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I sat down and listened to an Album Leaf record.  It may have been college?  Regardless, it’s good to see them still working.  This track, as is usually the case with their stuff, makes for great headphone material.  You’ll be able to pick up the Forward/Return EP on September 18.

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