I sat down with our summer music director and listened to some new music. Here’s what I got. (WARNING ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, SO PERHAPS NOT VALID)
Metric—Synthetica, released on June 12, 2012
Whether we like this album or not, Metric decided to write everything backwards on their album cover (except their address). Why we ask? You can come to your own conclusion. We have yet to come to one.
Will we add it? Yes.
Xavier Rudd—Spirit Bird, will release on June 19, 2012
Says it all in the name: Rudd, multi-instrumentalist Austrailia, creates ambient, nature-y sounds. Is interesting if you are in a I-am-one-with-nature-and-like-drones-and-silly-lyrics mood.
Will we add it? Probably not.
The Corduroy Road—Two Step Silhouette, will release on June 18,2012
Up, excited music. I like them a lot, but again due to bluegrass/banjo bias. A bunch of young dudes doing rockish, folkish, bluegrassish stuff.
Add: Probably yes.
The Furious Seasons—My Analogue Face, will release June 19th, 2012
They have a song called “Let’s sweep together.” Clearly romantic. Silly lyrics with drums and string quartet. Ehhhhh. Other songs include Bad-Bob-Dylan-y sounding tunes as well.
Beck—some singles released on Third Man Records, released May 28th, 2012
“We should probably add Beck”—direct quote from our music director. BUT they are really bizarre and country. Beck does country. Weird. Yes.
Add: Just two songs but we will still add it. Hopeful for a new album, yes?
Some other things we checked out:
Stepdad, Wildlife Pop, June 19th
Everest, Odorless, June 19th
Sandbox, Me ‘n Him and Horse, June?
Future of the Left, The Plot Against Common Sense, June 11th
The Doc Marshalls, Look Out, Compadre, May 29th
The Inner Banks, Wild, May 7th
Candice Anitra, Big Tree, March 26th