Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Now Downloading: New Releases 03.30.10

It's another not-so-deep week of new releases, featuring the debut on Sub Pop from Dum Dum Girls, plus the latest from The Living Sisters, Angus & Julia, Annuals, Holly Golightly, Black Francis and a great reissue of the recordings of Black Tambourines.

Playlist: New Releases 03.30.10

Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
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Dum Dum Girls - I Will BeOriginally envisioned as a soundtrack to an imagined 1960s Italian prison movie, I Will Be turned out, in the end, to be a fairly accessible debut for Dee Dee (aka Kristin Gundred) and her Dum Dum Girls. With Go-Go's and Blondie producer Richard Gottehrer twiddling the knobs, perhaps it shouldn't be too surprising. The one song left over from the prigione concept is undoubtedly the best track, "Jail La La La," fittingly sounding like the long forgotten Halifax band Jale -- like some cross between 60s girl groups and Magnetic Fields.

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The Little Black Bottles - Werewolf of Moncton
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The Little Black Bottles - Werewolf of MonctonWith horror mainstreaming right now, you have to go out of your way to avoid hearing about vampires, zombies and the like in your popular culture, From Twilight to Pride Predjudice and Zombies, the world of monsters is your door. The Little Black Bottles must have some sense of this, as their debut release might just be indie rock's answer to this interesting trend. Fronted by the married couple Jackie and Myke Fedyk, TLBB mixes the folk-y quirkiness of Neutral Milk Hotel with some of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's bite in their freakshow. "Ginger Snaps," is a sonic highlight, referencing the werewolf-centric horror series of the same name, and "The Devil Takes a Girl" is a fun take on Demon-human romance. Worth checking out, if you can handle the horror.

More on the radar (and in the mp3 player) this week:
The Living Sister - Love to Live
Angus & Julia Stone - Down the Way / Free AOL album stream
Annuals - Sweet Sister / "Loxstep" [mp3]
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs - Medicine County / Free AOL album stream
Black Francis - Nonstoperotik
Method Man-Ghostface-Raekwon - Wu Massacre
Wooden Shjips - Vol. 2
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part 2: Return of the Ankh
The Go Find - Everybody Knows It´s Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Dirty Shirt Rock 'n' Roll: The First Ten Years / Free AOL album stream
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Black Tambourine - Black Tambourine
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Good Son
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Henry's Dream
Jawbreaker - Unfun

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1 comment:

drake lelane said...

New Releases 03.30.10
1. Jail La La - Dum Dum Girls
2. Blue - The Living Sisters
3. Black Crow - Angus and Julia Stone
4. Loxtep - Annuals
5. Two Left Feet - Holly Golightly
6. O My Tidy Sum - Frank Black
7. Our Dreams - Method Man
8. Start to Dreaming - Wooden Shjips
9. Window Seat - Erykah Badu
10. Love Will Break Us Up - The Go Find
11. Over & Over - Mae
12. Summertime - Barenaked Ladies
13. Flavor (Remix) - Blues Explosion
14. Soul Man - Sam and Dave
15. The Good Son (2010 Digital Remaster) - Nick Cave
16. Brother, My Cup Is Empty (2010 Digital Remaster) - Nick Cave
17. Busy (7" Mix) [Bonus track] - Jawbreaker