It’s New Music Tuesday! This week there are a bunch of interesting new releases, but these are the ones that caught my ears so far:
This band has always had my attention over the years. Their shimmering brand of indie Brit Pop is at its most defined all over this record. Comparisons have been made to Hot Fuss era The Killers, as well as Brit rock perfectors Oasis, and while they certainly hold true on STRWM, there is also a retro Merseybeat element evocative of Gerry And The Pacemakers that I really dig. If you’re looking for a fun, catchy rock record this week, give Kaiser Chief’s Start The Revolution Without me a spin.
I love it when an album surprises me. I’d heard of White Rabbits before listening to Milk Famous, but what I didn’t know was how much I would love this record. Equal parts funky pop and contemplative indie rock, this is a smart, fun record that will keep you enthralled till its final minute.
What can I say about the new disc by Andrew Bird? If you are at all intrigued by Bird’s blend of Folk, Baroque Pop, early Country, and classical music, you need to pick up this record. Break It Yourself is most certainly going to top a lot of critic’s Best Of’s by years end, and with good reason. It’ll surely be on mine.