New Releases - 4.10.07

I think that Limbeck does The Old 97's better than The Old 97's do it these days. They make catchy, jangly rock with a definite country twang. I have heard Limbeck described as a country version of The Format, to which I wouldn't disagree. A must for fans!

Limbeck - Wake Up

Laura Veirs has such a non-descript voice (reminiscent of Suzanna Vega) but still her music draws me in. She takes her folk songs and adds some synthesizer loops and the result sounds like a female Death Cab for Cutie (meant as a compliment).

Laura Veirs - Don't Lose Yourself

This album has actually been out since 2005, but just saw an official release to stores today. It is easy to compare Jenny Owen Youngs to Erin McKeown, because their voices are fairly similar and both have a tendency towards cabaret styled folk/pop. But she definitely has her own unique sound. Regina Spektor fans should enjoy her songs.

Jenny Owen Youngs - From Here

Other honorable mentions for today:

CocoRosie - The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn (freak folk)
Blonde Redhead - 23 (art rock)
Guster - Satellite EP (bongo rock)
Cloud Cult - The Meaning of 8 (out-there indie)
The Rosebuds - Night of the Furies (sounds-British-but-not rock)


Josh Rowse said...

The Limbeck record is cool. I actually saw the band for the first time the other day with Hot Rod Circuit... they were good but to be honest Hot Rod blew them off the stage. The new hrc songs are just stellar