NEW MUSIC 4.10.07
BRIGHT EYES * CASSADAGA
You already know how I feel about this amazing record. Feel free to sample some of the tracks here. I think "When The Brakeman Turns My Way" is my favorite...but honestly the entire thing is beautiful and heartfelt.
COCOROSIE * THE ADVENTURES OF THE GHOSTHORSE & THE STILLBORN
CocoRosie are not the easiest group to get into. On first listen, you'd swear they were French or from somewhere over in Europe. They don't sound particularly like anyone else and while that can be be good and dandy, some of their early work was hit-or-miss. In fact, on more than one occasion I would start enjoying a song right before all sorts of craziness kicked in.
The Adventures... is a much more accessible album. That's not to say thay "sold out" or anything and made a dance record...they managed to keep their unique sound while having a more focused approached to the songs themselves.
If anything, track down their version of "Ohio" that's floating around the internet. That's a great place to start.
GRINDERMAN * GRINDERMAN
If you like Nick Cave, but wished he'd add a ton of feedback filled garage-sounding guitars and write all about getting laid and-or WANTING to get laid...then you're in luck. Grinderman is his new creation. It's dirty, it's rough, it sounds like they finished it in a weekend, and it's great. Don't go into this expecting the GREATEST ALBUM EVER and you'll be fine. Just remember to bring protection...and your pet monkey.
I say start with "No Pussy Blues" and see if you're ready for this or not.
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