Your Morning Rock/New Music Tuesday – May 20th, 2008 Tuesday, May 20, 2008Posted by Jerkwheat in the balls.
Ok, so this week doesn’t quite have the big name appear of a Death Cab or the make me very happy appeal of the Old 97s, but it does have this…
Hey look! It’s an actress trying to be a musician! Fancy that! But what else finds the store shelves this morning?
Foxboro Hot Tubs – Stop Drop and Roll
Yeah, it’s a new Green Day album without the name Green Day behind it. Also without the politics behind it. “Mother Mary” has had some traction on the radio, but it seems like this really doesn’t have much hype behind it, in spite of it essentially being THE NEW GREEN DAY ALBUM.
Flobots – Fight With Tools
This has been out for quite a while, but now that “Handlebars” is a big hit, the label has to reissue it at a lower price point to goose sales and save everyones’ jobs.
3 Doors Down – Self-Titled
Slow building verse. Accelerating Bridge. Big Chorus. Slow verse. Big Chorus. Repeat 12 or 13 times with terrible ballads thrown in for good measure.
Scarlett Johansson – Anywhere I Lay My Head
Why exactly is she releasing an album of Tom Waits covers? I mean, I know it’s because Tom Waits is awesome, but it’s not just because she’s famous and hot and can do whatever she wants, right?
Mates of State – Re-Arrange Us
I’m hoping this is available for a good old fashioned online streaming somewhere – I just started really listening to the Mates a couple of years ago and they haven’t quite earned the buying blindly status for me yet. Not without hearing a song or two first.
Carolina Liar – Coming To Terms
We established a couple of weeks ago that I love “I’m Not Over”, so this will likely be a pickup or a download for me this week. I’m interested to hear the rest of it.
So, that’s this week. Not a bad slate of releases, even if lacking in the big seller department. Your thoughts?