The New 09.20.11

Team GeniusRonald Regan’s Cousin [wav] (from Pop Songs)
“Big catchy pop music” from NYC; click here for more tunes on soundcloud.


Luke TempleMore Than Muscle [mp3] (from Don’t Act Like You Don’t Care)
Great wonky solo tune from Here We Go Magic contributor

Luke Temple is touring next month with CANT (new solo project by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear)
Oct 18 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Blood Orange, CANT
Oct 19 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick w/ Blood Orange, CANT
Oct 21 Toronto, ON @ Garrison w/ CANT
Oct 22 Montréal, QC @ Cabaret du Mile-End w/ CANT
Oct 24 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs w/ CANT
Oct 25 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ CANT
Oct 27 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ CANT
Oct 28 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel w/ CANT

Future IslandsBalance [mp3] (from On the Water, out Oct. 11)
Escaped mutants from Devo’s laboratory continue to delight.  (Come see us soon, guys.)

Twin ShadowChanges [mp3]
Collaborating with keyboardist Wynne Bennett and producer Michael Brauer, George Lewis Jr. covers “Circus Is Gone” by one of his favorite bands, Bagarre.

The Strange  BoysMe And You [mp3] (from Live Music, out Oct. 25)
honky tonk-punk rock from Austin.

Blessed FeathersBy Song Through The Americas [mp3] (from From the Mouths of the Middle Class, out now)
Beautifully bleak Americana from troupe of Southeast Wisconsin multi-instrumentalists

Plates of CakeAs If the Choice Were Mine [mp3] (single follow-up to debut LP All Hands Electric)
“This is rock ’n’ roll for latenight cab rides, rainy mid-day skies, blinking lights, almost-gone well drinks, cocktail napkins with phone numbers written in lipstick — this is The National if The National sounded like everyone says they do. . . Truly soiled music, dove-like in its beauty and full of gritty fire and sore guts.” – Tiny Mix Tapes

FilligarKnock Yourself Out [mp3] (single from forthcoming 2012 album)
Gritty, melodic heartland-rock; “the next Kings of Leon” – I can see similarities, but hope they never record a stinker like ‘Sex On Fire’.

FilligarDead Wrong [mp3] (single from forthcoming 2012 album)

The Morning CloudsA Walk Home[mp3] (from Wasted Youth Blues EP, out Oct. 11)
An analog chill wave anthem for the morning after.


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