Saturday, March 21, 2009

Department of Eagles - In Ear Park

Newest album from the Grizzly Bear side project. Pretty good stuff, sounds almost exactly like a Grizzly Bear album to me, which means awesome. This is kind of a nostalgic album from Daniel, most songs are about his childhood and the album is dedicated to his father who died not too long ago. Take a trip back in someone else's mind here. Favorites are No One Does It Like You, Phantom Other, and Floating on the Lehigh.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ruby Suns - Sea Lion

Originally meant to be a world music album, but became much more. The beauty of Ryan McPhun's musical vision will engulf you in a blanket of happiness, warmth, and reverb. The sound always makes me think of a bunch of different musicians from all over the world sitting in a room on a summer day and playing good time music. Download this and you wont be disappointed, my favorites are "Oh, Mojave", "There Are Birds", and "Tane Mahuta". Enjoy

Sunday, March 8, 2009

LCD Soundsystem - S/T

I originally had listened to the follow up to this album "The Sound of Silver", and discovered this one after becoming obsessed with all the songs. This release is just as good as Sound of Silver. Basically electronica pop at its best. You know an album is going to be really great when the opener is as great as "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House", which is a story we all wish we were part of. This entire album is spectacular, whether your alone looking for some energy, running, or throwing a party this album is perfect. Other standouts from this album are "Tribulations", "On Repeat", and "Great Release". Enjoy.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Endless Highway - The Music of The Band

A pretty nice collection of contemporary bands covering some of their favorite Band songs. Notable bands are My Morning Jacket covering "It Makes No Difference", Gomez playing "Up On Cripple Creek", and Bruce Hornsby's take on "King Harvest". Enjoy, Disc 1, Disc 2.