Saturday, February 17, 2007

What's New?

I've been feeling a little burnt out lately. Lots of shit going on. I think I'm only gonna throw up one post this weekend, so I'll go ahead and make it a good, wide-ranging one.

In fact, I think I'm gonna make this "What's New?" thing a weekly type deal. Maybe monthly. Or bi-weekly. Or bi-monthly. Whichever means twice every month. Or once every two weeks. Actually I'll just try to do it every weekend. I'll make it slightly more obscure music that you might not have otherwise heard about. Cool?

I'll start this week off with a band that I heard for the first time a few months ago, Woods. Not "The" Woods; just Woods. To be honest, when the first track clicked on, I thought it was a Devendra Banhart band. The lead singer has that familiar warble. Check out my favorite track from their album, At Rear House...

Woods- Don't Pass On Me

This track is from a band that you're probably familiar with, Maximo Park. This is the first leaked track from their upcoming album. You might be familiar with the track, too. I dunno, I'm not really down with the band, but you might be, so check it out.

Maximo Park- Our Velocity

Check the vid, too...

Hmmm, what next? I'll go with Hotel Alexis. Their album, Goliath, I'm On Your Side, has been out for a little while. If you haven't heard Hotel Alexis, they make quiet, I guess what would be described as country-folkish music. Nobody would actually use those words to describe it. That's a Born by the River exclusive. But anyways, the album has a kind of dark aura. I don't really know how to describe it. You're probably not going to feel it through a single track, so I would advise you to buy the album. It really is worth it, in my opinion.

Hotel Alexis- Sister Ray

Next, how about Grinderman. I told Trost that I didn't want to do a whole piece on Grinderman because it would probably expose my lack of Nick Cave knowledge. I guess I just exposed it anyways, but at least I'm not trying to front, right? So yeah, Grinderman is a new Nick Cave project, and it rocks. I don't know what else to say about it. Sorry. Just listen. It's good.

Grinderman- Go Tell The Women

How about Great Lake Swimmers. I got an advance copy of their new album, Ongiara, the other day. I've never really been into the band, but there are some tracks that I like, including this one...

Great Lake Swimmers- Your Rocky Spine

Alright, to finish it up, how about one of my favorite songs of all time, covered by one of the greatest bands of all time. From Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band...

The Allman Brothers Band- The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

I'm sorry, I have more. I really just feel like I can't type anymore, and I really want to get this up tonight. I'll include some of the other stuff next weekend.