Album New Music in Stores Today
posted by April 29 at 12:12 PMon
It’s Tuesday, the day new records appear in record stores. Brian Cook already gave you a couple recommendations, here’s a rundown of what else you’ll find on the shelves:
In this week’s paper, a bunch of writers (Miranda July, Sherman Alexie, Charles Mudede, Stephen Elliott, Grant Cogswell, Laura Albert, etc.) shared their stories of gettin’ it on to Portishead.
There was a time when we were at it like bunnies. The “modern rock” station played Portishead nonstop. It was the time of roommates and thin walls, and radios turned up to mask. And Portishead were more to mood than the Sundays (too cute) or My Bloody Valentine (too noisy) or Blur (charming beat and accents become annoying during sex, like someone playing with your nipple post orgasm). Portishead were a good indicator that I was knocked up. Suddenly I could not bear that repeating dunda-dah dun-dun. Morning sickness and Portishead were one. Trying to quickly twist the radio knob away from the sound was like trying to scratch an itch while hang gliding. My arm was stretched out as if in petition, my fingers grazing the globular button, when something came shooting out of me, an ooze of warm spittle that bubbled over my swollen belly as the song played on. Now they are back and my son is a 10-year-old drummer. Long may they both play on. LAURA ALBERT
Click here to see the new video for the first single, “Machine Gun.” Don’t forget to pop a breath mint.
Madonna Hard Candy
Here’s the first single, “4 Minutes,” featuring Justin Timberlake:
Jamie Lidell Jim
Here’s the first single, “Little Bit of Feel Good”:
Mudcrutch (featuring Tom Petty) Mudcrutch
Here’s the official video for Mudcrutch’s “Lover of the Bayou”:
There’s more! The Roots, Def Leppard, Nerf Herder, Robert Forster, and uh… Dweezil Zappa. Pause & Play has the full list.