New Music Releases for Tuesday 4/10/2012
This week provides an abundance of secret-genius artists we couldn’t be more happy to bring to the spotlight, including Dante Vs. Zombies, Eight and a Half and Sucre. It’s really a week to keep an eye on mergers of groups we love mixing it together.
The electronic-rock trio of Eight and a Half release their self-titled debut off of Arts & Crafts and from what we heard it’s wonderful, so get the album. They’ve got Justin Peroff (Broken Social Scene), Dave Hamelin (The Stills) and Liam O’Neil (The Stills), whom have put forth something we hope to be hearing more from in the near future.
From the minds of Darren King (Mute Math) and Stacy King (Eisley) arrives Sucre and their album A Minor Bird. In this shoegaze effort from the married couple, female vocals really reach heights, while the normally endless energy that Darren carries with Mutemath applies a rather fairy-tale soft drum in the background.
Among other must-listen groups this week, we insist on Amadu & Mariam, Dante Vs. Zombies and Sleepy Sun. Sleepy Sun in particular strikes a more psychedelic chord in their rock album Spine Hits. At one moment it’s catching some grooved out electric distortion and at others the ebb of 70′s rock rolls through.
For fans of Florence & the Machine, check out her MTV Unplugged album. Or, if you need some other female vocals serenading you, Emily Wells‘ Mama album could be what you need. Enjoy the week in music!
Alex Winston – King Con [Artist]
Amadou & Mariam – Folila [Artist]
Attaloss – Attaloss [Artist]
Bassnectar – Vava Voom [Artist]
Black Dice – Mr. Impossible [Artist]
Steep Canyon Rangers – Nobody Knows You [Artist]
Counting Crows – Underwater Sunshine [Artist]
Dante Vs. Zombies – Buh [Artist]
Dead Sara – Dead Sara [Artist]
Eight and a Half – Eight and a Half [Artist]
Elliott Yamin – Let’s Get To What’s Real [Artist]
Emily Wells – Mama [Artist]
Florence & the Machine – MTV Unplugged [Artist]
John Doe & Exene Cervenka – Singing and Playing [Artist]
Kid is Qual – Ladies Choice EP [Artist]
Lissy Trullie – Lissy Trullie [Artist]
M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion [Artist]
The Mastersons – Birds Fly South [Artist]
Peelander-Z – Space Vacation [Artist]
Pelican – Ataraxia / Taraxis [Artist]
Simone Felice – Simone Felice [Artist]
Sleepy Sun – Spine Hits [Artist]
Sucre – A Minor Bird [Artist]
Trampled by Turtles – Stars & Satellites [Artist]
The Wake – Light Far Out [Artist]