Wednesday, August 17, 2011

3 Songs: On Repeat

1. Mister Heavenly - "Bronx Sniper" (New project from Nick Thorburn of Islands and The Unicorns, Ryan Kattner from Man Man and Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse. For their debut album, Out Of Love, out now on Sub Pop, they have created their own self-described genre of "doom-wop", a grungy, art-punk influenced form of the sock-hop and romance invoking, 50's rock of the past with a modern edge.)


2. The War On Drugs - "Come To The City" (Buzzing and insistent new single from Slave Ambient, the sophomore album from the Philadelphia band led by Adam Granduciel features an even broader pallette of sounds to complement his already kaleidoscopic sound of atmospheric and anthemic Dylan and Springsteen-loving indie rock.)


3. The Great Book Of John - "Robin Hood" (The new project led by Taylor Shaw formerly of Wild Sweet Orange, who creates lyrically rich arena-sized anthems with ethereal arrangements and a crooning voice reminiscent of Jeff Buckley. The self-titled sophomore album was produced by Jeffery Cain (Remy Zero) and released on his Communicating Vessels label this week.)


Bonus: Tim Kasher - "The Jessica" (To coincide with his current solo tour, the Cursive frontman has released a new tour EP Bigamy: More Songs From The Monogamy Sessions today on Saddle Creek. It features seven new songs similar in scope and written during the same sessions as his debut solo album The Game Of Monogamy, released to great praise last Fall. The EP also features a very "Kasher-like" cover of Azure Ray's "Trees Keep Growing".)

Download "The Jessica" here:


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