New Music Weekend: Blink-182, Bat for Lashes, Maxwell, and More!!!

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Hey there music lover! You like new stuff? Great! You’ve stumbled into the perfect corner of the internet.  Each week all sorts of audiolicious goodies are unleashed onto the masses and this is where they come to be judged. I’ll tell ya what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s a waste of your precious time. So strap on your headphones and let’s take a ride!

The Big News

Okay, so a new Blink-182 record. Sounds fun, right? Yeah, yeah, but I’m sensing a “but” here… No, no, it’s called California and it’s their first in, like, four years, brah. Yeah, but, I don’t know I heard some things… Okay, so it’s got the dude from Alkaline Trio in it rather than Tom DeLonge. Oh, yep, see I knew I’d heard something about something like that. It went a little something like this review from Wall of Sound : ”it was difficult at first to put differences aside and listen to tIheir new sounds without always thinking about what could have been, how certain tracks could have been perfect with a little Delonge input and what if the lyrics had more meaning behind them than what was finalised and produced.”

The Rest of Us

Kind of a slow week with just a smattering of new stuff fallin’ from the sky. But it it an exciting week. That new Blink is gonna be talked about a bit, as is this new one from Bat for Lashes. Last year Natasha Khan blindsided me with the brilliant Sexwitch project (one of my favorite albums from the last couple years), this despite the fact that I’ve always loved everything she’s done. This year’s The Bride is four years in the making. It’s a concept album about a chick whose dude dies on the way to their wedding. Deep, man.

The Oh See’s offer up a live album of material recorded last year in San Francisco.

English electro-indie out fit Metronomy unveil their fifth groovy disc Summer 08.

Maxwell’s first album in eight years BlackSUMMERS’night emerges this week.

And The Soft Bounce is the new one from crazy dream poppy synth outfit  Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve.


This is the part where we say goodbye to those who’ve hit their last high note. Rock on and rest in peace, brothers and sisters.

Guitarist Scotty Moore, who probably got laid a lot because he was in Elvis’ band in the 1950’s.

Mack Rice, who wrote the classic “Mustang Sally”.

Writer and sometimes musician Maurice Dantec.

The incomparable Bernie Worrell.

Singer-songwriter Jim Boyd.

My Recommendation

Blood Orange is Dev Hynes who was once in Test Icicles, which was an awesome thing that happened. Keep up with tha kiddos.

Next Week!!

Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel, for new stuff from: THE FUCKING AVALANCHES!!!!!!!!


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