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New Music Tuesday – May 19th, 2009 Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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This has long been one of my favorite posts to write every week. I’m a former record store employee so I have a strange nostalgia for the excitement that Tuesday used to bring. I suppose it’s not so exciting anymore in this day of online leaks and advance streaming, but I still tend to hold out and listen to the ones I really want to hear for the first time via the disc and not the computer. Once I found myself skipping this post with out much of an urge to get online and fix that mistake immediately, I realized that maybe we were heading down the path to blogclosure. So, with a fairly heavy keyboard heart, I give you one more round of New Music Tuesday.

Hit the jump and we’ll talk about the day one more time… (more…)

New Music Tuesday – April 28th, 2009 Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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Both of you can settle down, because New Music Tuesday has returned. And I’ve returned for a pretty meh week. Just like always.

Ok, so I think the new Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella! is kind of a nifty concept.  Here’s this week’s rundown:

  • Bob Dylan – Together Through Life. Jan Wenner just wet himself. But it’s natural at his age.
  • Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella! Surely there are more talented lovely ladies involved in this one like the UNC Loreleis above. I’m not running out to get this immediately as I have a cappella runs hot and cold with me, but Andy Bernard is fucking pissed that this is just now happening. I’m more of an Emocappella guy.
  • Ben Lee – The Rebirth of Venus. Someone get Kweller to put out an EP today so we can hit the trifecta. I like you, Ben Lee. But the last album was kinda poop and my hopes here have been appropriately lowered.
  • Wilco – Ashes of American Flags. Wilco’s first concert dvd. You know you want it. I know that I do.

That’s pretty much the jist of it. Let’s talk in the comments. Or not. Your call really.

New Music Tuesday – April 14th, 2009 Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Monday was a very long day – car inspection in the morning, trip into DC for food and drink with some of the DS commentariot, and then the Nats home opener (coupled with the loss of Harry Kalas and Mark Fidrych that afternoon). Then I had to do two sets of taxes last night. In other words, I lack the time to properly give you a NMT post. Know this – Silversun Pickups is the big release,  Death Cab has an EP getting a physical release, and the extremely excellent Ida Maria album comes out in non-digital form as well. I recommend all three. Especially Ida Maria.

New Music Tuesday – April 7th, 2009 Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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Well, things didn’t work out for Sparty last night. As a graduate of a large public mid-Michigan university, this brings me much sadness. Such is life. The good news is that today is just loaded with good music awaiting you on the store shelves.

New Tragically Hip today! Hells yes! Can you tell I spent a lot of my formative years near the Canadian border? Is it obvious yet? But wait, there’s A LOT MORE!!! (more…)

New Music Tuesday (Condensed Version) – March 31, 2009 Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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I’m kinda low on time and its not the most exciting week either…

New PB&J and the in-store release of It’s Blitz! are what you need to know about. But you already knew that. Sorry for no real rundown this week, but we’ve gotta get the Idol Roundtable page view machine rolling…

New Music Tuesday – March 24th, 2009 Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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Today is YOUUUUGE!!! Seriously, there is so much good stuff coming out today that I’m not sure that your little minds are capable of handling it all. Let’s get it started off with this…

Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles lead us off this week with that fantastic cut from their new album. Hit the jump to get this week’s run down… (more…)

New Music Tuesday – March 17th, 2009 Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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Nothing. That’s what you’re gonna get this week. NOTHING. This is aided by the fact that I’m fighting off the plague, but really, what are you buying this week besides maybe Bonnie Prince Billy?

Enjoy the slow week. Your dark lords are coming for you next week.

New Music Tuesday – March 10th, 2009 Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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Lots of goodies coming out today, folks. This is a pretty damn good month, no?

Now, normally I’d have gone with Kelly here. Or any of the others. But DeLuca seems to be one of the few with an available good quality embed available. Even if it’s not from the new album. Let’s talk about what’s coming out today after the jump, shall we? (more…)

New Music Tuesday – March 3rd, 2009 Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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We’re entering a pretty great stretch of Tuesdays – winners coming out every week for the next several weeks. And this week is no slouch to get things started…

Ok, so that’s not new Neko Case – but new Neko Case comes out today! And more! After the jump… (more…)

New Music Tuesday – February 24th, 2009 Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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There’s always a calm before the storm, so it looks like we’ve got the eye passing over us right now. The next few weeks have some big releases, but this week takes it slow.

New Black Lips. But not much else. A quick run-down awaits after the jump. (more…)

New Music Tuesday – February 17th, 2009 Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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I hope you all had a nice long weekend (that is, of course, assuming your employer/school considered yesterday a holiday) and that you’re all ready to get back to business today. We’ve got a relatively slow week staring us down on the release front, highlighted by Him (of She and Him).

M.Ward hits lead-off for us this week, and the rest of the gang awaits you after the jump. (more…)

New Music Tuesday – December 2nd, 2008 Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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Well, after a flurry of big new releases, we have found ourselves facing a pretty slow week. There’s a couple of likely big sellers here, but not much else to note…

The soundtrack to Cadillac Records is out today, so you’ll hear some classic Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, et al songs from the new movie. Also, that Britney chick… (more…)

New Music Monday(?!?) – November 24th, 2008 Monday, November 24, 2008

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Well, wouldn’t you know it? Our major releases this week couldn’t even wait until Tuesday. The most notorious of these releases came out yesterday, exclusive to iTunes and a certain blue painted big-box store. The others are due out today and tomorrow, although my Target decided to go ahead and sell them yesterday. I’m thinking this wasn’t a planned release bump, since iTunes and Amazon were still showing them as not available yet. So kudos to the merchandiser at the 7 Corners Target who might be losing their job for filling out the new release endcap a couple of days early!

Axl and Brandon and Kanye this week! Oh my! Jump with me. (more…)

New Music Tuesday – November 18th, 2008 Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Ok, so here it is. The big week of major commercial releases just in time for next week’s Hell On Earth Black Friday sales.

Let’s cover the big guns and the others you should go pick up, after the jump (more…)

New Music Tuesday – November 11th, 2008 Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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Well, it’s another pretty blah week on the ol’ new release front – although, we are just a few weeks away from a flurry of major new releases. One of my favorite power-pop songwriters has a new disc though…

So, uh, Yay Butch Walker!. Let’s hit the jump to get the rundown of that which you may have an interest in acquiring this week… (more…)

New Music Tuesday – November 4th, 2008 Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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As you are reading this, I’m probably still in line at my local polling place. (stupid sexy Virginia actually being in play…) There’s not going to be too much to today’s post, as it would appear that the labels realize that anything getting released today is probably going to get overshadowed by, you know, meaningful events. However, I’ve always been a little fond of Travis, and they have a new release today, Ode to J.Smith, so let’s give you a little taste of it.

Go vote today kids, be it for a The Mavericky One or for Changey McGee, I don’t care which way you lean, only that your an active participant. Also, if you know of any good jobs here in the DC area, lemme know.

New Music Tuesday – October 28th, 2008 Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Giddy up, kids. You’ve got some spending to do.

It’s actually been like a year or so since we had a new Ryan Adams records. Where does the time go? But, Ryan is merely the tip of a great week of new releases that await you…. (more…)

New Music Tuesday – October 21st, 2008 Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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Well kids, we’ve got a bit of a clunker of a week staring us down…

So, you can get your rawk on at the Walmarts, but what else doth the day hold? (more…)