Back from the northwest with some fresh music! You need to check out No-Fi Soul Rebellion - it's a crazy mix of Ghostland Observatory, Prince, and MGMT. Saw a live show by these guys and was blown away by their live performance. If you ever get the chance, go see 'em!
No-Fi Soul Rebellion - Brother Lupine
No-Fi Soul Rebellion official site
No-Fi Soul Rebellion on MySpace
Up in Seattle today - bringing you today's post from the road. The Very Best is European production duo Radioclit and Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya combining forces to create a Voltron of afro and indie pop! On the album, they've gotten an all-star cast of guest appearances, including Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend.
Their debut cd, Warm Heart Of Africa is available digitally now, and will be released in meatspace on October 6th.
The Very Best - Warm Heart Of Africa (feat. Ezra Koenig)
The Very Best on MySpace
The Postmarks are back with a new album! Memoirs At The End Of The Worldis set to drop August 25th and features the wistful lead single, "My Lucky Charm". It's the perfect soundtrack for the end of a summer fling!
The Postmarks - My Lucky Charm
The Postmarks official site
The Postmarks on MySpace
Sea Wolf's got a new album coming out 9/22 entitled, White Water, White Bloom. In a brilliant marketing move, they've released a track that didn't make the album. I like what I hear from "Stanislaus", so if this is a B-side, I can't wait for the proper album!
Sea Wolf - Stanislaus
Sea Wolf official site
Sea Wolf on MySpace
Lou Barlow's been busy with Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr. reunions the last few years, but he still had time to record a new solo album! Goodnight Unknown will be released October 6th on Merge. "Gravitate" is a great track - it's personal and intimate, but still has rough edges...the acoustic guitar sounds like it's been dragged through quicksand (in a good way)!
Lou Barlow - Gravitate
Lou Barlow official website
Seems like lo-fi production is coming back into vogue again. One of the originators of the current trend, Columbus lo-fi outfit Times New Viking, is back with a new album! Born Again Revisited drops 9/22 and finds the boys as noisy and ebullient as ever.
Times New Viking - No Time, No Hope
Times New Viking label site
Times New Viking on MySpace