Suckers’ artful experimental album Wild Smile, was a huge surprise for me. It was sprawling, wonderfully catchy, and I played the hell out of it. They have toured the globe in support of it, and have now produced a video completed with found footage from a storage unit. I could not more highly suggest you check out Suckers’ Wild Smile. Check out more from Suckers Website | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace
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Official music video for OK Go’s ‘White Knuckles’. The song comes from their newest album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky available on amazon. Check out more OK GO Website | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace
Telekinesis – Dirty Thing (Music Video) from Merge Records on Vimeo. Dirty Thing comes from Telekinesis’ brand new EP, Parallel Seismic Conspiracies, which is available via electronic download here. You can also check out their fantastic 2009 debut album, Telekinesis! Produced and mixed by Chris Walla of Death Cab, Telekinesis!, is a fun album to listen to, through to the end. Connect with Telekinesis! Website | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace
Justin Townes Earle’s follow up to his fantastic album Midnight at the Movies released this week on tuesday. The eponymous single from the new album, Harlem River Blues, first single was released to much fanfare back in early August. As with Earle’s other releases, it’s an exercise in alt/country and folk elements.
Earle’s voice rings true on what is an interesting concept for an album. He writes songs as though he’s the common man in rural Tennessee, but in reality he’s writing these tracks from the Big Apple. Does this make you question the album’s credibility? I’d personally say no. I see no reason to not enjoy the ironic nature of country songs about New York City. Much like Woody Guthrie before him, Justin Townes Earle’s narrative of a country boy in the big city; feelings of being displaced and lonesome.
For me, a couple of clear winners on the album are the songs that are country tropes such as the railroad song, Working for the MTA, and the traveler song, Wanderin.’ A highlight for me on the album is the humorous Move Over Mama, a song about the hardships of dating a traveling musician.
In all, Earle has done a great job creating a solid entry in his body of work, and might give him what he needs to step out of his fathers shadow, and show that he’s got the goods to write great songs.
Check out the new video for Jukebox the Ghost’s single ‘Schizophrenia’ off their recently released album, Everything Under the Sun. Avoiding any puns, this one is sure to get stuck in your head. Buy Everything Under the Sun Connect with Jukebox the Ghost: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace
Freelance Whales finally released a video for their fantastic synth(y) track ‘Hannah.’ This was an instant favorite of mine on the album, Weathervanes, which was re-released in April. Buy Weathervanes Website | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace
Undertow The all female band, Warpaint, specializes in psychedelic 70’s vibed, dreamy pop music. The hypnotic siren-like vocals, and smooth sexy basslines seem to stand out big time here. Warpaint will released their debut album, The Fool, set for released October 26th via Rough Trade. The track to me sounds like an underwater / dream version of Stevie Nicks. What do you think? Warpaint | Myspace | Twitter | Facebook
Take Me Into Town Dr. Dog is offering up Take Me Into Town—a brand new song free via Facebook—It’s great to hear some new music from this band, especially one that seems like it would have been one of the best songs on their most recent album, Shame, Shame. It’s a rough, jam / blues number that will have you bobbing your head in no time. Click here and share the info via Facebook or Twitter to download this track. Buy Shame, Shame For more Dr. Dog: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace |
Check out Dr. Dog’s new video for his single, ‘Shadow People’ off his most recent released album, “Shame, Shame.” Buy Shame, Shame For more Dr. Dog: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace |