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MusicUnderFire | February 14, 2016

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New Album Releases For Tuesday 10/20/2009

Maps' James Chapman

Lots to talk about this week as a few artists go solo, a few stay solo and the rest simply made a new album.  Let’s dig in, shall we?

First and most importantly this week Maps is out with Turning the Mind, a trippy electro album to the highest degree.  James Chapman’s sole work on his latest sounds good if not better than his debut, bedroom produced album We Can Create.  We highly recommend checking this one out.

Solo artists this week include Julian Casablancas, the well-loved Strokes frontman whose solo album Phrazes For The Young marks the first material from any The Strokes for quite some time, albeit being a solo effort.  Also going stag this week is Alec Ounsworth from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah with is album Mo BeautyJay Farrar and Ben Gibbard combined on the One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur album, which accompanies a film.  Check out more hereSufjan Stevens finishes out the list of solo artists this week.

A band who has been long in the pop-punk biz is Cartel.  The smooth transitioning vocals of Will Pugh make Cartel an easily likable band and so does their latest album, Cycles, which we can give a thumbs up after one listen through.

Also notable this week are Russian Circles, Kings of Convenience, Atlas Sound and Spiral Stairs who all have something to offer… explore the new music this week and enjoy all it has to offer.

MP3: Snow Patrol – New Sensation (INXS Cover) (buy)
MP3: Cartel – Only You (buy)
MP3: Maps - Valium In The Sunshine (buy)
MP3: Kings of Convenience – Toxic Girl (buy)
MP3: Julian Casablancas – River of Brakelights (buy)

Alec Ounsworth – Mo Beauty (Official) (MySpace)
Assemblage 23 – Compass (Official) (MySpace)
Atlas Sound – Logos (Official) (MySpace)
Bauhaus – In the Flat Field / Mask (Onmibus Edition) (Official) (MySpace)
Belphegor – Walpurgis Rites (Official) (MySpace)
Cartel – Cycles (Official) (MySpace)
Dam-Funk – Toeachizown (Official) (MySpace)
El Perro del Mar – Love is Not Pop (Official) (MySpace)
Flight of the Conchords – I Told You I Was Freaky (Official) (MySpace)
Florence & the Machine – Lungs (Official) (MySpace)
Fu Manchu – Signs of Infinite Power (Official) (MySpace)
Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport (Official) (MySpace)
Jay Farrar – One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Music From Kerouac’s Big Sur (Official) (MySpace)
Julian Casablancas [The Strokes] – Phrazes For The Young (Official) (MySpace)
Kings of Convenience – Declaration of Dependence (Official) (MySpace)
Leonard Cohen – Leonard Cohen (Official) (MySpace)
Lissy Trullie – Self-Taught Learner (Official) (MySpace)
Little Dragon – Machine Dreams (Official) (MySpace)
Maps – Turning the Mind (Official) (MySpace)
Nouvelle Vague – 3 (Official) (MySpace)
OOIOO – Armonico Hewa (Official) (MySpace)
Pixies – Minotaur Box Set (Official) (MySpace)
Priscilla Renea – Jukebox (Official) (MySpace)
Radio Slave – Fabric 48 (Official) (MySpace)
Russian Circles – Geneva (Official) (MySpace)
Snow Patrol – Late Night Tales (Official) (MySpace)
Soundtrack – New Moon (Official) (MySpace)
Spiral Stairs – Real Feel (Official) (MySpace)
Sufjan Stevens – BQE (Official) (MySpace)
System And Station – I’m Here To Kill [EP] (Official) (MySpace)
Themselves – CrownsDown (Official) (MySpace)
White Denim – Fits (Official) (MySpace)


Very true... They all seem to dip their hands into some great projects. I totally missed linking up those two, but Albert Hammond Jr. and Fabrizio have done some nice work outside of The Strokes. Albert Hammond in particular has some great tracks. You completely surprised me with this comment - thanks for your input!


well Alfred Hammond Jr. had a couple of albums, as well as Fabrizio's side project Little Joy. So, this material from Julian isn't the first since the Strokes last album.


Why not give Ben Gibbard cred with Jay Farrar?

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The song of the snow patrol is definitely a hit. Thank you for the tip!


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