Monday, April 10, 2006

Upcoming Releases

My apologies, to those who actually read this (holla Cat and Rich), about the lack of material for the past few days, I have been quite busy (I'm sure there are hundreds who are just dying for some more musical insight from me). I am too lazy to write anything of substance right now so I will leave you with this humorous comic (courtesy of, a hilarious website that you should check out) and list of upcoming releases that I decided were worth checking out. Tommorow or the next day should see a review of two E.P.s from a band called Voxtrot, who are awesome, so I guess thats something to look foward to. Here are some upcoming releases to keep an eye out for:

April 11
Built to Spill - You in Reverse
Calexico - Garden Ruin
Pretty Girls Make Graves - Elan Vital
Josh Ritter - The Animal Years (I haven't heard of him but this record has been getting awesome reviews thus far)

April 18
Islands - Return to the Sea
Fiery Furnaces - Bitter Tea (there last one was really weird/bad but I think this should be better)
Drive By Truckers - A Blessing and A Curse (Again, haven't heard much of this band but it too has been getting rave reviews)

April 25
The Streets - The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living (I loved his latest album but it seems like there time is up, I'd be interested to hear this one anyway)
Tom Verlaine - Around
Tom Verlaine - Songs and Other Things (One of those Tom Verlaine [of the 70's band Television] records is instrumental the other isn't, he hasn't put out a record in a while but he is a great guitarist, defenitly worth checking out)

May 2
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere (This is a duo of DJ Dangermouse and rapper Cee-Lo, they already have a massive, out-of-nowhere hit in the UK and I heard a few tunes off this record and its pretty good, I am excited to hear this in full)
Pearl Jam also releases their self-titled record today but I don't like them at all so they are not on the list, sorry PJ.

May 9
Grandaddy - Just Like the Fambly Cat (Their Last Album)
Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of the Beast
Paul Simon - Surprise (His new album with/produced by Brian Eno, should be interesting)
Also new RHCP album comes out but, fuck that (see review of first single below).

May 23
Sereena Maneesh - Sereena Maneesh (An awesome album that has been circulating for a while now)
Mission of Burma - The Obliterati
The Walkmen - A Hundred Miles Off (I'm not really a fan but I guess they are ok)
Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock and Roll (This has been out in the UK for like a year but its finally getting US release, this band is ok but the singers got a weird voice and its kind of a monotonous record).

Thats about it, theres a few more good ones announced already for this summer including new records from Sonic Youth, Frank Black, Boards of Canada, Golden Smog, The Black Keys, and Christina Aguleira (spelling?). Keep your eyes peeled...or something.


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