Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This Week's Releases

We have finally reached the weeks of huge release lists. This week boasts some big names and plenty of new bands ready to place themselves among some of your favorites. This week has a few EPs and a lot of full lengths, pretty much everything you could want.

My pick for this week is MGMT's Oracular Spectacular. I know many people are looking forward to Cat Power's CD full of covers, but after spending a long time with the MGMT release, I have to say that it is fantastic. Not sticking to one genre, this album features synth-pop, funk, dance and even a little folk.

Some other releases I have spent some time with and can recommend are the self-titled album from The Whitsundays and Black Mountain's In The Future. Both of these albums feature great rock songs from some very talented artists.


Oracular Spectacular - "Weekend Wars" & "Time To Pretend"

Cat Power

Jukebox - "Ramblin' (Wo)man" & "Full Album Stream"

Drive-By Truckers

Brighter Than Creation's Dark - "Full Album Stream"

The Whitsundays

The Whitsundays - "Sorry James" & "Loralee"

Black Mountain

In The Future - "Tyrants"

Bodies of Water

Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink - "I Guess I'll Forget the Sound, I Guess, I Guess"


The Evening Descends - "Skeleton Man"

The Whigs

Mission Control - "Right Hand On My Heart" & "Full Album Stream"

Dead Confederate

Dead Confederate EP - "The Rat"

King of Prussia

Save The Scene - "Misadventures of the Campaign Kids"

Super Furry Animals

Hey Venus! - "Run Away"


Catherine Avenue - "Him" & "Estelle"

The Selmanaires

The Air Salesmen - "Nite Beat"

Hello, Blue Roses

Hello, Blue Roses - "Shadow Falls" & "Sunny Skies"

Anna Kramer and The Lost Cause

The Rustic Contemporary Sounds of Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause - "All Those Pretty Things"

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Blogger Rich said...

Niiiice. About half of these are from Atlanta/Athens. :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You just completely ripped that list off of The Yellow Stereo's Daily Graboid, asswipe.


Do your own fucking work, you lazy-eyed bitch.

Thursday, January 24, 2008  
Blogger Joe said...

I do not write the release post. However, I can tell you that he meticulously goes through the list every week and compiles a list of releases that he thinks are worthwhile. I also give him a few that I think should be added. That said, of course there is going to be crossover between two sites that cover the same type of music and receive the same promo e-mails. In addition, there are only so many tracks to choose from and the e-mails both sites receive have the same samples, so there is going to be song overlap as well. That is just how it goes. Chris is not blatantly ripping someone else off and he wasn’t even aware of the other list. He puts plenty of his own time into doing this every week and the person that he really compiles these lists for is himself. It's how he discovers a lot of new music.

Friday, January 25, 2008  

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