Friday, October 23, 2009

Now Downloading: New Releases 10.20.09

Like last week, those who'd already made their top albums list for the year (or decade, eh, P4k?) are out of luck, as another couple releases can slide right in. First one being Logos from Atlas Sound (Deerhunter's Bradford Cox) and another being the latest from the UK duo F*ck Buttons. Other new releases of note come from Flight of the Conchords (which I reviewed with videos), Russian Circle, Spiral Stairs, El Perro Del Mar, Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Maps and soundtracks from Sufjan Stevens (from a musical production), Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard, and the much anticipated New Moon soundtrack.

Playlist: New Releases 10.20.09

Atlas Sound - Logos
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Atlas Sounds - LogosIn his first release as Atlas Sound, Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel, Deerhunter's Bradford Cox sounded like we'd interrupted a private moment in his bedroom. With this second release, Cox has taken us out of the bedroom and into... the living room, I guess. Regardless, it's a great album of found sounds and pop wonders wrapped head-to-toe in guaze, like a pop rock mummy. The standout track is the collaboration with Animal Colelctive's Noah "Panda Bear" Lennox, "Walkabout," which samples the Dovers' "What Am I Going to Do". Elsewhere, when Cox buries his vocals, it feels like Deerhunter's more shoe-gaze-y moments, but somehow more artful in it's presentation. With an album like Logos, it's going to be hard for Cox us to convince us that Atlas Sound is a side project anymore.

Flight of the Conchords - I Told You I Was FreakyFlight of the Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky
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See the track-by-track video review from Tuesday.

Download: Sugalumps" [mp3]

More on the radar (and in the mp3 player) this week:
Spiral Stairs - The Real Feel / Free AOL Album Stream
White Denim - Fits / Free AOL Album Stream
Russian Circles - Geneva / Free AOL Album Stream
Sufjan Stevens - The BQE: The Motion Picture Soundtrack / Free AOL Album Stream
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Twilight Saga: New Moon / Free AOL Album Stream
El Perro Del Mar - Love Is Not Pop / Free AOL Album Stream
Alec Ounsworth - Mo Beauty
Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard - One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Music From Kerouac's Big Sur
Maps - Turning the Mind / Free AOL Album Stream
Do Make Say Think - Other Truths
Kings Of Convenience - Declaration Of Dependence / Free AOL Album Stream
F*ck Buttons - Tarot Sport
Electric Six - Kill / Free AOL Album Stream
Old Canes - Feral Harmonic / Free AOL Album Stream
Jello Biafra - The Audacity Of Hype
Leonard Cohen - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970) / Free AOL Album Stream
Espers: III
Espers - III / "Caroline" [mp3]
The Slits - Trapped Animal / Free AOL Album Stream
Robert Francis - Before Nightfall / Free AOL Album Stream
Pylon - Chomp More / "Beep" [mp3]
Black Dynamite (Original Motion Picture Score)
The Cult - Love (Expanded Edition)

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