Straight Outta the Record Store: New Releases July 26!
We'll see you down at Kemp Mill Records later today for hot platter buying.
Lloyd Cole – Guesswork (earMUSIC)
No need to cause a commotion: The British singer-songwriter’s 14th solo album was recorded mostly in his attic. He reflects on aging and other matters within the march of life.
Dude York – Falling (Hardly Art)
The best songs by this Seattle pop-rock trio feature Claire England’s insistent vocals. Remains true on this, their third album. But the band’s dudes just can’t let go of that need to hog the mic.
Ian Ferguson – State of Gold (County Fair)
Garage rock, actually recorded in a garage. Ferguson’s love of ‘60s-style psychedelia shines through on this debut album, which the Nashville singer recorded all on his own. It’s a very un-Nashville kind of move.
Florist – Emily Alone (Double Double Whammy)
There are moments when this Upstate New York trio’s tender music gets so quiet that you may need to move your ear closer to the speaker. It’s worth the effort.
Mini Mansions – Guy Walks Into a Bar … (Fiction)
Dig that radio-friendly modern rock sound, like Queens of the Stone Age or Arctic Monkeys? Well, this band has musicians from both of those bands; the music is move-in-ready.
Of Monsters and Men – Fever Dream (Republic)
Eight years ago, this Icelandic indie band broke through with hit single “Little Talks.” This is their third album, and the sound is richer and fuller. Nothing little about it.
Paranoid Style – A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life (Bar None)
A Suburbs Pod fave, for sure (Check the house party episodes, starting with #237). Their music is smart and sharp and even if some of the references go over your head, don’t worry, you can still rock out to the tunes
Soundgarden – Live from the Artists Den (A&M)
Recorded at a tour-ending show at L.A.’s Wiltern in 2013, this 29-song set,on CD or LP, also comes with a blu-ray video disc and a 40-page photo book. A fitting tribute to a talent gone too soon.
Violent Femmes – Hotel Last Resort (PIAS)
America’s greatest band of acoustic rock street musicians made their way back to the studio for their 10th album. You likely won’t find a return to the magic of “Blister in the Sun” or “Add it Up,” but there is a guest appearance by Television’s Tom Verlaine. Perhaps he was just walking past and decided to join in.