Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Leaks are springing up all over...

Some upcoming spring and early summer releases worth checking out:

1. Snow Patrol - Eyes Open, May 9
Eyes Open sounds like Final Straw II: Hey, That Camel's Back Can Take a Few More! but I still like it. "Hands Open" is also known as the Sufjan shout-out song.
Snow Patrol - Hands Open
Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes
Snow Patrol - Headlights on Dark Roads

2. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere, May 9
The much anticipated union of Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse is a little slice of hip-hop soul heaven. "Crazy" is already a huge hit in the UK and it made the rounds on many a music blog when it leaked a few months ago. After hearing the whole album, I can definitely say that St. Elsewhere will be getting some major play from me. "Go Go Gadget Gospel" makes me think of Andre 3000 playing choir director in a big gospel church where everyone is on speed.
Gnarls has a sample of "Crazy" available for downloading on their site.
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

3. The Walkmen - A Hundred Miles Off, May 23
Mariachi horns on a Walkmen song?! I wasn't expecting that. I'm not in love with this song, perhaps it will grow on me.
The Walkmen - Louisiana

4. Zero 7 - The Garden, June 6
Expect more laid-back pop and languid melodies from Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns, who have been dubbed the "British Air." Sia (of "Breathe Me" fame) returns on vocals along with new guest vocalist Jose Gonzalez (btw, check out his CD, Veneer).
Zero 7 - Futures (featuring Jose Gonzalez)
Zero 7 - Throw It All Away

5. Dirty on Purpose - Hallelujah Sirens, June 13
Dirty on Purpose - Light Pollution
Another song, "No Radio," from their first full-length can be found on myspace.

6. Amy Millan - Honey from the Tombs, August 29
Amy Millan of Stars is set to release her solo debut on Arts & Crafts. "Skinny Boy" is reminiscent of Maria Taylor.
Amy Millan - Skinny Boy
Her myspace has another track.

Preorder some of these albums at Insound.

Which yet-to-be-released albums have got you in a tizzy?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pearl Jam live @ Easy Street: Secret Show performed last year for the Coalition of Independent Music Stores' tenth anniversary. John Doe was there so the band did a cover of X's "The New World." I was there. I thought I was going to cry.

The Black Keys' "Chulahoma" is a six-song e.p. that covers the one and only Junior Kimborough. It's the band's best sounding recording to date: raw yet tenderly overdubbed. Fantastic.

11:57 AM  
Blogger swallowmusic said...

have to say...

the gnarls barkley is astounding. i'm pretty sure sanger mouse can do no wrong when it comes to producing.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous brian said...

Not so sure about Gnarls Barkley, but I love "Louisiana."

6:14 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

Not so much into the hip-hop danger mouse stuff, but I'm giddy like a schoolgirl with a crush over the new Zero 7.

3:07 AM  

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