The most exciting recent addition to my life recently has been the sun (the sun!). Here are some other new things that make me happy, or a little confused at times.
The Roadside Graves (make me happy)
Yes, I’m pushing The Roadside Graves on you again. This Tuesday, July 19th, they release their new album – We Can Take Care of Ourselves, on Autumn Tone records. The album was inspired by the novel The Outsiders. Having never been an estranged adolescent male, I’m not up to speed on the significance of this book, but you can read a review over at Citizen Dick or read about why lead singer John Gleason reads comic books on Captains Dead. (Pre)order the album here.
Elliott Brood (make me happy, but this photo confuses me)
My favorite Canadians are releasing their third full-length, Days into Years September 27th on Paper Bag records. The single they released, “Northern Air”, is part of my newest mix linked below. I’d forgotten I had this single till I heard it playing on shuffle in my apartment and had one of those “I have really good taste in music” moments (you have those too, right?)
This is a band whose songs I either adore or can’t stand. Somehow, their new single off the forthcoming self-titled album due out Sept 20th on Hometapes, manages to bundle the love/hate into one song. Also not loving the Atari art.
Peter Wolf Crier (confused)
I enjoyed the hell out of Inter-Be once I got around to listening to it last year. I can’t say this new single off Garden of Arms (Sept 6th on Jagjaguwar) is the direction I would have chosen for them, but I’ll withhold judgement.
Tallest Man on Earth (happy)
I got pretty burned out on this guy’s voice last year, but this new tune – released as part of the Adult Swim Singles Series (whatever that is) – is great. Also, you’ve got to love the song title. Bless you, Sweden.