Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness
Los Campesinos! is one of the many British indie rock bands that appeared in the wake of the Arctic Monkey's success. Unlike many of the bands that showed up around the same time, however, they brought something unique to their sound, which is likely reason they're still on the "indie" radar. This is their fourth full-length release.
"Hello Sadness" music video
R.E.M. - Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011
Goodbye, R.E.M. After more than twenty years together, the band called it quits back in September. This is their last release as a band. The album is a greatest hits album, of sorts, that covers their entire career, including their best known songs. It's a well-timed (I realize, probably intentional) tribute to what was one of the greatest bands of the last couple of decades.
"Losing My Religion"
Tegan and Sara - Get Along
Alas, no new material from this Canadian wunder-duo, either. Get Along is an live album from the twins. It was recorded in Vancouver at Warehouse Studio. The album, as a whole, includes two tour documentaries, another film and the live recording.
"Alligator" (not the live version)