Old news now, but in the interest of being complete, here are the new releases from two weeks ago. Probably the most buzzed about release was the new Portishead, but I saw quite a lot of noise about Santogold, Robyn and Jamie Lidell too. Personally, I'm most excited about the new Awesome Color. Now if I could just find the time to go down to Amoeba to get it....
Albums Released on 4/29/08
Things I’ve Heard:
Langhorne Slim: Langhorne Slim (Kemado) – The askew folk singer’s new one. See him at the Troubadour on 5/14/08. Download “Rebel Side of Heaven”
Steve Winwood: Nine Lives (Sony) – I should have a guest review of this one soon. See him at the Hollywood Bowl on 6/25/08.
Things on My Shopping List:
Awesome Color: Electric Aborigines (Ecstatic Peace) – Their first album was really good garage punk in the spirit of those great Detroit bands.
Other Noteworthy Releases:
Bearsuit, Bobby & Blumm (mp3), Cloudland Canyon, The Constantines [Troubadour on 7/3], David Karsten Daniels, Dizzee Rascal (mp3) [El Rey on 5/22], Robert Forster, Heloise and the Savoir Faire, Joy Division best of, Ladytron digital EP, Jamie Lidell [El Rey on 5/29], Les Savy Fav live (mp3), Madonna [Dodger Stadium on 11/6], Eric Mathews, MC5 anthology, Sarah McLachlan b-sides, Mudcrutch, Portishead, Eli “Paperboy” Reed [Spaceland on 5/19], Robyn [Wiltern on 5/17], The Roots [Greek on 6/12], Santogold, South [Echo on 5/15], Wallpaper digital EP