New music time!
- Sea And Cake – Any Day. Feels like I could just reuse the same review I’ve given their last five records. I don’t hate it, but I want them to mix things up a bit!
Cover the Mountain
- Belly – DOVE. I didn’t expect to see a new Belly record last weekend, but there it was on the iTunes front page. I had to squint to make sure that was the 90s indie rock Belly logo on the thumbnail pic, and it wasn’t from the rapper who goes by “Belly”. It’s OK, and grows on me a bit each time I hear it. But I wish it had a bit more of that slightly off-kilter weirdness that made the first Belly records so much fun.
Belly – Shiny One
- Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs. Pulls in more of that electronica that singer/guitarist Jenn Wasner used in her groovy side project, Flock Of Dimes. They’ve been moving in this direction for several albums now, and I’m liking it more and more each time.
Wye Oak – It Was Not Natural (Official Music Video)
- The Breeders – All Nerve. Full of all that awesome, raw Breeders strangeness. I like it a bit better than some of their other recent records.
The Breeders – Wait in the Car (Official Video)
- Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead. OK, not new. But new to me! A college roommate had this one, so I got to hear it a lot back in the day. Then I went 25 years without hearing anything from it except “Uncle John’s Band” and “Casey Jones”. I’d convinced myself that the rest it was just filler between those two songs. Then XM played “Black Peter” last week and I decided I had to buy the album immediately. It’s great!
Grateful Dead – Black Peter (Studio Version)
- King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon. This is an earlier record and is a bit more lo-fi and much less produced than his latest (“The OOZ”). It’s good, but I like the sound on the new one better.
King Krule – Easy Easy (Official Video)
- Doc Watson – Live At Club 47. This is actually a new release, even though it was recorded Feb 1963, in Cambridge MA. It’s just Doc and his guitar on 21 of the 26 tracks, and of course the playing is amazing.
Doc Watson – "Train That Carried My Girl From Town"