The great world of Indie just doesn’t stop spinning. There are a lot of great new releases coming up, our favourites being:
Last year, Deerhunter released the excellent Microcastle / Weird Era Cont album. It sounded like a mix of Sonic Youth and Pavement. A great one, and if you haven’t heard it yet, you’re missing out on something big time. Next week, Bradford Cox & Co. will release a new EP called Rainwater Cassette Exchange. It’s lovely again. Not yet to be found on their MySpace, it is floating somewhere in cyberspace.
Grimy, goth-tinged punk rockers The Horrors just released their second album, Primary Colours. They seem to have left behind the obvious common garage rock of Strange House, sounding a bit shoegaze, yet more urgent than ever. They also seem to have found a golden combination, hauling in Chris Cunningham and Geoff Barrow from Portishead as producers.
We thought it was an April 1st joke when Pitchfork reported of a mysterious collaboration between Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch. Turns out it wasn’t. Titled Dark Night of the Soul, it’s a lot more than just an album, having to do something with a book and an art installation. Anyway, there are a lot of cool names featured on the album, like Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, Iggy Pop, Frank Black, the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, Jason Lytle, and James Mercer of the Shins. It’s a beautiful piece of indiepop.
We suggested Dirty Projectors to you a couple weeks ago. Angel Deradoorian is one of their members, and she is set to release her mellow EP Mind Raft this week. Finally: you’ve probably already heard the new Grizzly Bear album, called Veckamist. We just have to take a moment here to say it’s one of the best albums of the year. That’s it.
Any other suggestions? Please comment, we can’t get enough of the good stuff!