Mew's No More Stories...
Mew is many things; haunting, beautiful, epic, unique, sweeping, and weird. I love weird, so that's a good thing. Either way, don't turn them on and expect a short and casual listen. Turn them on, lay down, close your eyes, and just listen.
Arctic Monkey's Humbug
On the first listen, I was apathetic to this cd. It took a few more before I realized I had no clue what I was thinking. You know how you perceive a band to be something its not sometimes? I somehow got it into my head that Arctic Monkeys were much faster then they are. Once I got past that idea, this album blew me away. I always say, the best music is that which has to grow on you...
mc chris' Part Six, Part Two
In case you're behind, our hero has died, gone to heaven, left heaven and came back to Earth as a zombie, and then got killed and ended up in Hell. Now we pick up with the only way he can escape Hell, GTFO! Hell's most popular game show! I don't know about you, but I'm glued to my computer until Part Three comes out and I can find out if he wins the arm wrestling match with the host of Nickelodeon's GUTs, Mike O'Malley.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's Up From Below
40 Day Dream
There is a reason I listen to NPR's All Songs Considered every week. Every once in awhile they spring an amazing band like this one on me. Just like Humbug, I wasn't immediately hooked on them. I liked it alright, but it took 2 or 3 times before I fell in love.
GWAR's Lust in Space
Lust in Space
Where is Zog?
There's just no way around it, GWAR is amazing. I'm not even a big fan of metal or other heavy music, but you just can't not love GWAR. I will be seeing them live for the first time soon, and I can't wait to see what they'll do. I've watched almost all of their live dvds, so I know all about their ridiculous concerts.
Modest Mouse's No One's First and You're Next
Guilty Cocker Spaniels
An 8 song EP, featuring music from the Good News for People Who Love Bad News and We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank sessions. There's some really good stuff on here. I'm not sure why they even cut them in the first place.
Blitzen Trapper's Black River Killer
Preacher's Sister's Boy
Yet another band I found from All Songs Considered. When I saw this EP, I assumed as the title was that of a song from their previous full length, Furr, that it was just a single. To my surprise it is a full fledged EP, with 6 other newly recorded songs that were only previously available on a cd the band would sell at their shows.
These Are My Twisted Words
According to the band, this is just a song they recorded and nothing more. This is not a sign of a new cd to come. Smells fishy to me, but when you are as big as Radiohead is you don't really need to put out new releases very often.