Recent Articles in CD Releases
oOoOO, who introduced some elusive new sounds during the midst of a hit-laden set at his recent PopGun/S!CK party appearance at Brooklyn’s Glasslands, continues to expand his intense range on the upcoming 5-track release with the crushingly honest title, Our Loving Is Hurting Us, due April 10th on Tri Angle Records.
Four, three, two… The countdown begins now. “Love Interruption” is the first track to be revealed off of the mighty Jack White’s forthcoming debut album, Blunderbuss. It will be exclusively available for Third Man Records’ Vault members to hear immediately, but not to worry, it will also be given to the public as a free stream at www.jackwhiteIII.com in a few minutes.
A Place To Bury Strangers have announced their upcoming US tour with The Joy Formidable, kicking off on the West Coast in March. The tour will follow the Dead Oceans label release of APTBS’s Onwards To The Wall 5-song EP, out February 7th.
Borne of that state without region, Missouri, White Rabbits moved to Brooklyn to find some footing. Following up on their 2009 (“sophomore”) release It’s Frightening, they dropped “Heavy Metal” to announce a third album, Milk Famous (out March 6)…
The upcoming album is more in line with my fantasy of what tween girls see as beauty, anyway. Not only is she re-inventing tween girl standards, she’s also re-inventing Burt Bacharach with her cover of “What The World Needs Now Is Love.” In her heart-melting vocal purity, she makes me wonder if she actually believes these words…
Per the above sketch, immersed in American folk art and Harlem Renaissance ether, I expected something a little more jazzy or bluesy than what followed. After hearing his “Evening’s Kiss,” Beal’s softly sad, underspoken, and minimally-ranging voice felt less about grander statements and more about experiences…
The Maccabees Unveil Latest Video, “Feel to Follow”, from Third Studio Album, Out January 9 in the UK
The Maccabees give us a more soulful, bittersweet side with “Feel to Follow”, with their latest moody video, from their upcoming release Given to the Wild. The Brighton-based band’s third studio album, with which guitarist Felix White promises to have captured what they “really wanted The Maccabees to sound like”, reports NME, will be released January 9 in the UK.
Howler, Minneapolis’s harmony-laden, surf-punk quintet (with a touch of Libertines’ spunk), conjured up by rollicking 19-year-old Jordan Gatesmith, just got off a UK tour with the Vaccines and now they’re back, getting ready to release America Give Up, their debut album, on Rough Trade Records this January 17.
I’m still caught up with this album art. Yo-Landi Vi$$er never seemed like a fallen angel to me, but her large inky eyes and appetite for freshly-acquired, oversized hearts also ring of an alien. If the Alien-Angel is an accurate composite of Die Antwoord’s upcoming TEN$ION, I’ll set up an autosearch for leaks as soon as this is posted.
Though the romanticized torch singer is a heavily-sought title for many contemporary female vocalists, few approach it through such an experimental lens. Anomie Belle’s collaborative failures (see: Mr Lif’s verse on the title track) and weakness of production all seem to fall short of, or even complement, the strength of her uniquely apposed voice.