- Explosions In the Sky -- The Rescue The band offers mp3s of the entire album for free, and it's amazing -- lush, mellow instrumental joy.
- Tegan and Sara -- The Con It's as good as (maybe better than?) So Jealous, which I adored. We've been listening to a pre-release version for a few weeks already, but this is one I also purchased when it was released last week. We got tickets to their autumn show in Kelowna too.
- The new album from Interpol (click into VIDEO, then check out the vid for "The Heinrich Maneuver") is good listenin'...regular rotation in my brain. Some older stuff here if you're curious.
- The Handsome Furs wouldn't be for everyone -- the loose, raw indie-ish vibe takes some getting used to, but if you liked Wolf Parade, you'll likely love this. Same singer, but more accessible.
- In the car we've been listening to a rootsy mix I made...mid-tempo songs with banjos and steel guitar providing a country-ish feel. Some Weakerthans, The Constantines, Frank Black and other favourites from more obscure bands.
Sunday, July 29, 2007