My Morning Jacket - Holding On To Black Metal
Back with their 6th album at the end of the month, it looks like a slight change of direction for the Kentucky collective. Circuital is due on the 31st and is predeeded by a new single - 'Holding On To Black Metal' - out this week. The slightly psychedelic alt. country sound of old has been replaced by a more soulful vibe and it's the best thing they've done for some time. The single is available to download on iTunes. For another taster of the new album, head to their website for a freebee.
My Morning Jacket's website
Pre-order the album.
Strange Talk - Eskimo Boy
While the UK charts are clogged up with the excrement of reality TV shows and 'shocking' US pop stars such as Katy Perry and Lady Gaga (OMG!!! She's SO controversial!! lol), it's been increasingly to down under that we've looked for decent pop music. Whether it be New Zealand's The Naked & Famous, or Aussis like Gypsy & The Cat, Empire Of The Sun and The Holidays. Strange Talk hail from Melbourne and make great, sunny synth-pop tunes. Their debut EP is out this week in the UK, expect more press soon.
Strange Talk - Eskimo Boy by troysnoise
Strange Talk on Myspace
Buy the EP.
Cass McCombs - The Lonely Doll
Californian singer/songwriter Cass McCombs has been on the recieving end of many gushing reviews over the years (John Peel was a big fan) and the trend has continued with his new LP Wit's End, which hit the UK and Europe at the beginning of April and is out in the US this week. New single 'The Lonely Doll' is full of the kind of tender emotion and strumming that can be so tedious. McCombs, as usual, has nailed it. Hit the download arrow on the stream below and grab it for free.
Cass McCombs - The Lonely Doll by DominoRecordCo
Cass McCombs' website
Buy the album.
The Heartbreaks - Jealous, Don't You Know
The Heartbreaks on Myspace
Buy the single.
OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE WEEK
Nico's Bike - Sharkbait