Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Music Tuesday

So, I totally realize that this is a day late, but some really great things came out yesterday that I still must tell you about.

This is a pretty good week in terms of album releases for fans of a variety of types and eras of music.

The Autumn Defense - Once Around
For all you alt-country fans is the fourth album from Autumn Defense, the side project of John Stirratt, of Wilco, and Pat Sansone. I actually just recently heard of this band, but have been a fan of Wilco for a few years now. What I've heard from them so far seems to meld well with the sound that Wilco has, it's not anything incredibly in terms of sound, but it's still listenable.

"Back of My Mind"

Brian Eno - Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Brian Eno is a very prolific producer who has worked with U2, Coldplay, Talking Heads, among many others. So, this guy may appeal more to mainstream music fans. His own music has an ambient feel to it, differentiating it significantly from the work he produces for other artists. The album is an instrumental and the result is very surreal. Though it may not be everyone's cup of tea, you should definitely check it out if you want to find out what happens when the man behind many of the most iconic albums in the past few decades creates for himself. If you're also a David Byrne (of Talking Heads) fan, check out his most recent collaboration album, Everything that Happens Will Happen Today.
Brian Eno - 2 Forms Of Anger

Elvis Costello - National Ransom
If you're an '80s punk rock fan, you may like Elvis Costello's new release. Although his music has shifted in style in recent years to somewhat of a alt-country/bluegrass sound, it's still fun and catchy. Like his previous album, Secret, Profane & Sugarcane, it is produced by T Bone Burnett. The new album holds to the country sound he explored on the previous album. Fun tidbit: "Sulphur to Sugarcane" from his previous album has a shout out to Bloomington, Indiana!
Elvis Costello - National Ransom

Jamiroquai - Rock Dust Light Star
Do you remember Jamiroquai? "Virtual Insanity"? The awesome music video? Growing up in the days MTV still showed music videos, it was one of my favorites. The acid funk jazz band has a new album out. The lead track, "Rock Dust Light Star," holds to everything I've loved about the band, but definitely shows maturity from the "Virtual Insanity" days, incorporating more styles of music...I think I heard a little bit of an ambient background in there.

"Rock Dust Light Star"

Matt & Kim - Sidewalks
If you've ever watched one of their music videos, you know that Matt & Kim are so happy, it delves into the region of annoying, but I still love their music. The new album is still impossibly perky, but subdued a little bit. It sounds like they're experimenting a little bit with instrumentation.


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