This is one of the stronger weeks for new music that I’ve seen. I’ll personally get the Modest Mouse EP – which has been released prior to this in a series of limited 7-inch singles, the Yim Yames EP (which, if you don’t know, is a thinly veiled penname for the lead singer of My Morning Jacket) and the Julian Plenti album. I already have the Japandroids disc, which is excellent, but I believe this week it finally sees its physical release on the band’s new label.
And, a very happy 30th birthday to my friend Brian. I’ll be down to celebrate soon.
Have a happy week of listening. Like we always do, there are a couple tracks to whet your collective whistles after the list.
Modest Mouse – No One’s First and You’re Next
Japandroids – Post-Nothing
Yim Yames – Tribute To
Julian Plenti – …Is Skyscraper
Medeski, Martin & Wood – Radiolarians III
Catie Curtis – Hello Stranger
Antony and The Johnsons – Aeon (Single)
Fruit Bats – Ruminant Band
Throw Me the Statue – Creaturesque
[Have we missed something you were looking forward to? Amazon has a more complete list.]