It's hard to always keep an eye out for new music when my library is filled with tons of songs i haven't really given a listen. But in order to try (and per John's request), i'm gonna start a weekly, New Music Roundup. It may not always be newly released stuff, just new to me. i'll try to post it on or around friday, so you can have some new tunes to get you through the weekend......
so here's some newish songs i've been diggin' this week:
mp3: Okkervil River - You Can't Hold The Hand Of A Rock And Roll Man ~ from The Stage Names (2007)
Just got this record. It's different, but i really like the rockin' ones like this, and the slow ones like Savannah Smiles. Check it out.
mp3: The Roadside Graves - Radio ~ from No One Will Know Where You've Been (2007)
Really good, unique folk-rock. They've got two albums out, and they're on the top of my wishlist.
mp3: Justin Townes Earle - The Ghost of Virginia ~ from Yuma [EP] (2007)
Yep, that's his real name. And, yes, he is the son of Steve. His debut album, The Good Life is due out from Bloodshot records on March 25, 2008.
mp3: The Fratellis - Flathead ~ from Costello Music (2006)
These guys just won an award for British Breakthrough Act from the 2007 Brit Awards. Good indie-rock/pop. Plus who wouldn't like a band who's name is a reference to The Goonies?
mp3: The Black Hollies - Paisley Pattern Ground ~ from Casting Shadows (2008)
These guys from Jersey sound like they stepped out of time machine sent from the 70's. Pretty cool psychedelic rock. Casting Shadows, their second album, comes out March 11, 2008.
mp3: The Felice Brothers - Frankie's Gun ~ from The Felice Brothers (2008)
Don't know much about these guys, except that they are touring with Bright Eyes (Conor also signed them to Team Love Records - the label he co-founded) and will be at Bonnaroo this summer. Their self-titled American debut is due out March 4, 2008.