Jay Reatard's got a new album coming out on August 18th entitled, Watch Me Fall. "It Ain't Gonna Save Me" is our first taste from the album, and I gotta say I'm hungry for more. Delicious jangly garage pop goodness!
Jay Reatard - It Ain't Gonna Save Me
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Athens experimental powerpop group Casper & The Cookies recently released a new album, Modern Silence. On single "Little King" you can hear old school powerpop taking a distinct left turn into spasticness...
Casper And The Cookies - Little King
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Paul Banks of Interpol has a solo album coming out on August 4. On it, he seems to be exploring more electronic textures and taking a departure from the Interpol stuff. The name of the album? Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper.
Julian Plenti - Fun That We Have
Julian Plenti official site
Johnny Foreigner's hard at work on a new album, and they've decided to release a song as a preview...so without further ado, here's the raucous and aptly titled "Feels Like Summer"!
Johnny Foreigner - Feels Like Summer
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P.S. They're going to release a few more tracks via their website on June 22nd.
Pitchfork's got the scoop on the new Portland Cello Project album, The Thao and Justin Power Sessions (out June 9th). The first advance single is a delightful re-imagining of Thao's "Tallymarks" featuring prominent cello!
Portland Cello Project - Tallymarks (feat. Thao Nguyen) [Pitchfork]
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Grizzly Bear's new album, Veckatimest, is coming out on May 26th. I've heard some of the advance singles and I think it's going to be an amazing album! Album track "Two Weeks" is killer...and this Fred Falke remix totally takes it in a late 80's dance direction. I can totally hear this playing at the end of an 80's flick, when the guy gets the girl and the camera starts zooming out of the auditorium/gym...
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks (Fred Falke Extended Remix)
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Passion Pit is the latest indie-electro-pop sensation that's sweeping the nation! Upon quick inspection, I detect hints of MGMT (that yearning feeling), Empire Of The Sun (electro melancholy), and Cut Copy (clubby goodness). Their debut album, Manners, comes out next tuesday, 5/19!
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
Passion Pit on MySpace
The Black Lips just released an EP/single for "The Drop I Hold" (from 200 Million Thousand). On it, they have a special version of "The Drop I Hold" featuring GZA! If you need a mid-day psychedelic trip, this is your track!
The Black Lips - Drop I Hold
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