Dr. Dog, Shame, Shame
As eager as I was for this album, I was also a little uneasy about it specifically because I loved Fate so much that I didn't know if anything they released after it would ever be as good. Well, I must say that Shame, Shame is a pleasant surprise. It's a delightful continuation of their signature sound that I can't seem to get enough of. We have the cd for only $9.99, too!
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, I Learned The Hard Way
As far as I'm concerned, Daptone Records can do no wrong and neither can Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. I Learned The Hard Way, the groups third release, further solidifies their ability to craft a soulful sound that is both timeless and modern.
Harlem is a band that I've read and heard about countless times over the past few months. Somehow I stumbled upon their Twitter account and these boys have provided me with countless laughs, but that's beside the point. The point is that of the few songs I heard, I'm intrigued and eager to hear more. They are definitely of the lo-fi persuasion, which I can never really get enough of. Hippies is definitely at the top of my "albums to check out" list.
Other NEW stuff to check out:
Red Sparowes, Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer
Murder By Death, Good Morning, Magpie
Matt Pond PA, The Dark Leaves
Jakob Dylan, Women and Country
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim, Here Lies Love