a place to bury strangers - "self titled"
the felice brothers - "tonight at the arizona"
coliseum - "no salvation"
fast and heavy. that seems the be the only way coliseum knows how to play. last tuesday marked the release of their new album "no salvation" on relapse records. if you're unfamiliar with these guys well i guess it's best to tell you that the band is lead by ryan patterson who used to play in the national acrobat and is currently also in black cross. anyways if you like no frills hardcore/punk with a bit of metal then you need to give these guys a spin.
mp3 | coliseum - defeater
mp3 | coliseum - the fate of men
empty orchestra - "here lies...empty orchestra"
the pains of being pure at heart - "self titled" ep
jeff buckley - "so real: songs from jeff buckley"
i've had a copy of jeff buckley's "so real: songs from jeff buckley" (sony) sitting around in shrinkwrap since it came out back in may. i guess i never got around to listening to it because i thought i already had all these songs on their original albums. but then i read somewhere that 2 exclusive tracks are on the disc and one of them is a cover of the smiths so i had to open it up and give it a spin. anyways, it's a pretty decent collection of his unfortunately short career and serves as a good introduction to one of the best singer/songwriters ever.
mp3 | jeff buckley - i know it's over (the smiths)
alcest - "souvenirs d'un autre monde"
black moth super rainbow - "dandelion gum"
no river city - "wolves and fishes"
back in april of this year no river city, a georgia based 5 piece alt-county outfit, self released their sophomore album "wolves and fishes". it's unfortunate that a band this good can't find a label to call their home. if you're a fan of whiskeytown or the byrds then you're going to want to check these guys out. oh and if you like what you hear then you can purchase the album from the band at shows or online here.
mp3 | no river city - two sad horses
mp3 | no river city - jacy farrow
aa bondy - "american hearts"
the new pornographers - "challengers"
canada's indie rock super group the new pornographers are set to release their new album "challengers" next tuesday. if you didn't already know, the band is fronted by ac newman but neko case and dan bejar also play and sing lead on a couple tracks. along with the regular single disc version of the album matador is also offering an 'executive edition' of the album which will feature 3 bonus discs. one will have b-sides and demos, the second will be a live recording and the third will have videos and photos. the album is very solid and should please anyone looking for some poppy indie rock.
mp3 | the new pornographers - my right versus yours
mp3 | the new pornographers - myriad harbour
pinback - "autumn of the seraphs"
ghastly city sleep - "self titled" ep
jesu / eluvium - split 12"
a mammoth pairing if ever there was one, temporary residence and hydrahead have teamed up jesu and eluvium to deliver possibly the best collaboration you'll hear all year. this split, which is vinyl only, has jesu delivering 3 wonderful tracks of neo-shoegaze and eluvium contributing a single track of epic ambient bliss. even though it's not officially released until later this month, if you're looking to pick this up then i suggest pre-ordering it from hydrahead because temporary residence is already sold out of their copies. here's one of the jesu tracks.
mp3 | jesu - farewell
the weakerthans - "reunion tour"
lightning dust - "self titled"