Friday, November 12, 2010

Now Downloading: New Releases 11.09.10

For it being the season of reissues and box sets, there hasn't that many to talk about (next week sees the big Bruce Springsteen The Promise), but at least we can crow about the best EP of the year coming out (from The Tallest Man on Earth). Other new releases of note include Bad Books, Cee-Lo Green, Kid Cudi, The Concretes, Shipping News, a Syd Barrett compilation and a deluxe reissue of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' best Damn the Torpedoes.

Playlist: New Releases 11.09.10

The Tallest Man on Earth - Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird
Stream / Purchase [mp3]

Sweden's Kristian Matsson is the latest artist to be straddled with the 'next Bob Dylan' moniker, but unlike most, his music doesn't pale in comparison. Earlier this year, The Wild Hunt was released to fantastic reviews but unlike most follow up EPs released in the same year, this has little to do with it. Written and recorded mostly while on tour, Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird is like the flash fiction version of a TMOE release, a taste of brilliance leaving you wanting more. It's an efficient display of stellar songwriting and features, what I believe to be, the first electric guitar on a TMOE release with the "The Dreamer" (which features the lyric pulled for the EP's title). Best EP of 2010.

Download: "Like the Wheel" [mp3]

More on the radar (and in the mp3 player) this week:
Bad Books - Bad Books
The Concretes - Wywh / Free AOL Album Stream
Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer
Shipping News - One Less Heartless to Fear
Tobacco - La Uti (EP)
Place of Skulls - As a Dog Returns
Gregory & the Hawk - Leche
Frances England - Mind of My Own
Weekend - Sports
Shigeto - Full Circle / Free AOL Album Stream
Smoke or Fire - The Speakeasy / Free AOL Album Stream
Violens - Amoral / "Violent Sensation Descends" [mp3]
Dio - Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 and 1987
Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett / Free AOL Album Stream
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedos (Deluxe Edition)

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