Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys
Death Cab is back with an album that's a bit of a departure from their past work. Honestly, at first listen...I'm not loving it. It's definitely less "poppy" than past albums, but I think that had been their strength. I do, however, like the lead single, "You Are a Tourist" and its live video (not live now, but it was filmed in a single take and streamed live at the moment of creation).
"Home is a Fire"
Joy Denalane - "Maureen"
You don't expect good soul music to come out of a country like Germany, but here it is. Fell in love with this artist from her previous album, Born and Raised, and so excited for the follow-up. Unfortunately, it only seems to have been released so far in her native Germany, so keep on the lookout for a US release (fingers crossed - doesn't always happen).
"Niemand (Was Wir Nicht Tun)"
My Morning Jacket - Circuital
Love this one already. MMJ brings together the best of so many unique styles, but I think this may already be my favorite of all their albums. I've heard they're, like, a-gazillion times better live, so next week, at Bonnaroo, I'll get to find out for sure!
"Outta My System"