Friday, March 07, 2008

New Music Releases 3/4/08

If you're planning a trip to Amoeba, Fingerprints or Freakbeat this weekend, here's what came out on Tuesday. Ruby Sons got a good review on Pitchfork today. There's also some acid rock, freaky folk, indie pop and several pretty female fronted releases.....

Things I’ve Heard:

Hanne Hukkelberg: Rykestrasse 1968 (Nettwerk) – At the Hotel CafĂ© on 3/21. She’s a Norwegian singer. The album borders on ambient and uses a lot of found sounds. Wire magazine named it one of the 50 best albums of 2007, which is some serious music snob cred. To me it sounds/feels a little bit like Bjork fronting Boards of Canada.
Stephen Malkmus: Real Emotional Trash (Matador) – I put out my graph review last week. It’s too jammy for me, but it’s getting mostly good reviews. All the songs have parts I like, but I don’t expect to be listening to it much in three months. Download “Baltimore
Jim White: Transnormal Skiperoo (Luaka Bop) – There’s a much more thoughtful review over on Aquarium Drunkard. Americana with the Southern sense of storytelling. Download “Crash Into the Sun” At the Silent Movie Theatre on 3/25.

Of Local Interest:
The Gutter Twins: Saturnalia (Sub Pop) – At the Avalon on 4/2/08. Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan. Download “Idle Hands
Mia Doi Todd: Gea (City Zen) - At the Wiltern on 3/25/08.

Other Noteworthy Releases:
Autechre, Bauhaus, Born Ruffians (mp3) [Echo on 3/19], Cadence Weapon [Echo on 3/19], Kathleen Edwards, The Felice Brothers [Echo on 3/18], Howlin Rain [just saw them - pretty good], Ladyhawk (mp3), Eric Mathews, Murder By Death [Fonda on 3/13], Kelley Polar, The Ruby Sons (mp3) [Echo on 4/5], A Weather (mp3 and mp3), The Weird Weeds (mp3 and mp3), What Made Milwaukee Famous (mp3), White Hinterland (mp3) [Echo on 3/20]

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