Friday, January 25, 2008

Come outside

Here is what I have been up to (other than keeping indoors with the weather being in the 30s all day today in Dallas): I reformatted my computer and reinstalled everything, started moving into another house the next city over and getting two of my guitars in working condition (still waiting on parts in the mail).

I'm very optimistic about the current year in music. For the first quarter of the year the outlook is very good and here is why:

Why? - Alopecia
Finally the follow up to Elephant Eyelash, very rewarding album so far.

Stephen Malkmus - Real Emotional Trash
This album has some great moments but it still ranks at the bottom of the SM solo album list. There are those moments though... those moments.

Destroyer - Trouble In Dreams
Pretty good as usual from Bejar

Chris Walla - Field Manual
Hey looks like this is really coming out. Still haven't formed a complete opinion on this album but of course its going to be wonderfully produced.

Then there are those wild cards that surprise you, those are the best.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Slow start

Late December to early January is one of the slowest times concerning new music. Things are starting to pick up, I just went to the Sub Pop site and there are some new tracks up and I checked few other places and it seems to be a trend.

Never really got into the Helio Sequence but I did have few friends that did and this track isn't too bad, it sounds a different from what I'm used to from them. The new album is called Keep Your Eyes Ahead and it will be out January 29 on Sub Pop.

The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead

It seems like an eternity since I heard anything new from Kelley Stoltz (more like 2 years) but this year you can expect a new album titled Circular Sounds February out on Sub Pop.

Kelley Stoltz - Your Reverie

Both releases can be purchased from the Sub Pop store although I tried and it went no where, you can pre-order from insound, those guys are reliable but you do have to pay $2 more.


Something completely unrelated:

|Do Monkeys Pay For Sex?| Time had this article that caught my eye, actually the title did but its an interesting article.

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