New Music Tuesday – January 6th, 2009 Tuesday, January 6, 2009Posted by Jerkwheat in jerkwheat, New Music Tuesday, Your Morning Rock.
It’s the first New Music Tuesday of Ought Nine(r), and we’re actually getting off to a pretty decent start this week. Heck, January might wind up giving us some real goodies afterall.
I’m pretty sure the Station Formerly Known As Ethel played this approximately 90 times during the roughly 30-35 hours I spent in the car while driving from DC to MI and back (along with the other assorted drives in between). It’s also featured in a Zune commercial or Rhapsody commercial, one of those. Anyway, the point is that Alt Nation sucks and I want Ethel back. Oh, and this album is coming out today. TO THE JUMP!
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion
Whatever you do, do not look it in the eye!!! I suppose I should finally give these guys a serious listen one of these days, so one of you give me a compelling reason. Looking at you, Doug…. (also, this seems to be only a specific format release today as 1/20 is also listed as a release date – wacky indie kids!)
Glasvegas – Self-Titled
I’m assuming these young Glaswegians are already big abroad, so here comes the annual monthly weekly “UK BAND THATS GONNA MAKE IT BIG”!!ONE111!!!! “Geraldine” seems like a pretty solid single, and I’d probably be more excited if I hadn’t had it forced on me by THE AWFULNESS THAT IS ALT NATION NOW THAT ETHEL IS GONE.
The Gourds – Haymaker!
You know the Gourds – they’re the band that did the hillbilly cover of “Gin And Juice” that every file sharing service ever had attributed to Phish. Oh, yeah! THAT’S THEM! Anyhoo, they are actually a lot of fun and if you like the ol’ alt-country-ish skronk, then you should look into this one.
So, there ya go. Not a bad start to the new year at all.