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Things I Need To Hear
New Radiant Storm King The Steady Hand (Darla) - Veteran indie rock band features Peyton Pinkerton (Pernice Bros., Silver Jews) and Matt Hunter (J Mascis and the Fog, Silver Jews).
Download "The Winding Staircase"
VA I Am the Resurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey (Vanguard) The influential master of the acoustic guitar gets the tribute treatment. Produced by M. Ward with Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Calexico, Devendra Banhart, Fruit Bats, Sufjan Stevens and more. I'm not sure all of these guys have the chops to pull it off.
Other Noteworthy Releases
AIDS Wolf The Lovvers LP (Lovepump United) - Discordant noise rock guaranteed to give anybody over 21 a headache.
Download "We Multiply"
La Rocca Sing Song Sung EP (Dangerbird) - They're an Irish band on a Silver Lake label with an EP produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Belle & Sebastian, The Thrills). They're clearly produced by Bruce Springsteen and even namecheck him in a song. The music's a little generic. Playing live at Spaceland on 2/16.
Magnet The Tourniquet (Filter) - I mistakenly had this in my list last week. Domestic release of Jason Faulkner produced pop from Norway. Appearing live at the Troubador on 3/7/06.
Download "Hold On"
Matchbook Romance Voices (Epitaph) Post-hardcore/emo-esque. Playing live at the House of Blues on 3/23/06.
Sergio Mendes Timeless (Concord/Starbucks Hear Music) - The best selling Brazilian artist of all time returns. Produced by Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas and featuring artists: Erykah Badu, Justin Timberlake, India.Arie, Q-Tip, John Legend, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, and members of the Roots and Jurassic 5. Appearing live at the Hollywood Bowl on 6/25/06.
Rocket Girls with Candy Hearts EP (Teenacide) - Local all girl candypunk band. Appearing live at Amoeba on 2/16/06 at 7:00PM.
Sing-Sing Sing-Sing & I (Aerial) - Dream pop band featuring Emma Anderson (lead singer/guitarist) of Lush.
The Subways Young for Eternity (Sire) - London teenagers with a huge publicity budget. I couldn't make it all the way throught the record. They kind of sound like this year's Vines to me. They're playing the Troubadour on 3/23/06.
Download "Rock'n'Roll Queen"
The Sword Age of Winters (Kemado/Hollywood) - Austin, TX metal band. Appearing live at Spaceland on 2/18/06.
Download "Winter's Wolves"
The Veronicas The Secret Life of (Sire) - Bad packaged pop featuring 20 year-old Australian twin sisters who sing about wanting to sleep with you.
John Fahey The Yellow Princess (Vanguard) - Impress the music snobs in your life by telling them you're listening to this. 1968 album w/three bonus tracks and new liner notes reissued to coincide with the tribute album (see above).