Spring in Crested Butte, with all its unstable tendencies, has sprung. Four days of sunshine and 50 degree weather followed by two days of cold, clouds and snow? Yea, that's life, but it makes the nice days that much sweeter. In a rather unrelated correlation, there are a vast amount of worthwhile new releases coming into the studio these days. Art Brut, Akron/Family, Bat for Lashes, The Bicycles, Camera Obscura, Elvis Perkins, Jack-O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers, Junior Boys, Rhett Miller, The Whip & more all found their way onto my harddrive (and, for the most part, my playlist) today. Also, there's a bunch of links this week too!
By the way, Portland was great. If I had to live in a city, I could see myself there. As a bonus, I even got to attend "Independent Record Store Day" and pick up a limited edition Thermals/Thao 7" vinyl. Score!
Check out this Atlas Sound link (or below) for the excellent "Springtime Instrumental" which didn't officially make my playlist today. Its the jam. I should also say the new Suckers EP is really exciting (link below). Further more, I can't believe the Spirit Spine song (also below) was crafted by a Freshman in his dorm room at IU (my alma mater).
Mp3 links are up and running.
Artist / Song
The Cave Singers / Seeds of Night
Japanese Motors / Spendin' Days (acoustic)
Jonathan Richman / The Lovers Are Here & They're Full of Sweat
Richard Buckner / Canyon
Papercuts / Future Primitive
Camera Obscura / French Navy
Atlas Sound / Time Warp
Still Flyin' / The Hott Chord is Struck
Bishop Allen / Dimmer
The Acrylics / Molly's Vertigo
Harlem Shakes / Sunlight
Passion Pit / Moth's Wings
Suckers / Beach Queen
Suckers / Afterthoughts & TV
Black Moth Super Rainbow / Born on a Day the Sun Didn't Rise
Pulp / Mile End
Jarvis Cocker / Angela
Art Brut / Summer Job
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / Ramona
Woods / Rain On
The Bicycles / Won't She Be Surprised
Thao With the Get Down, Stay Down / DId You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?
Strange Boys / Untitled
Spirit Spine / How Soon?
The Whip / Frustration
Neon Indian / Deadbeat Summer
Empire of the Sun / Walking on a Dream
Royskopp / Happy Up Here
Junior Boys / Bits & Pieces
Dan Deacon / Snookered