Some great new, worthwhile music is coming out this week. My favorite is definitely Ray LaMontagne’s new LP called “Gossip in the Rain.” If you’re not too familiar with the name, maybe these two songs (one and two) might refresh your memory. Ok, you’ll probably see him for the first time, but, trust me, you’ll be totally hooked by his astonishing talent.
The chart killer, however, this week is probably Keane, with their third full length studio album, “Perfect Symmetry.” To tell you the truth, I’ve never been a fan of the band, unlike all my friends back home, who are totally psyched by even the simplest tune! Anyway, “Bedshaped” and “Everybody’s Changing” are top notch songs, so fans of the band should totally check out the new album. I haven’t heard too many nice things about the new material, but, hey, are you gonna let a over-elitist critic to tell what music to listen to? By the way, here’s the first single, Love is the End, off Pefect Symmetry, that we premiered a while back.
Los Campesinos! are another great band that’s well worth looking after. The Wales seven piece band, dazzled me with their debut EP, “Hold on Now, Youngster,” a while ago and now it’s time to get a slice of “We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed,” the now album out this week.
Other interesting stuff includes new music from: Menahan Street Band, Lotus, Kinetic Stereokids, Lucinda Williams, Nikka Costa and Cranes.
The Secret Machines: Secret Machines
Nikka Costa: Pebble To A Pearl
Menahan Street Band: Make the Road By Walking
Lucinda Williams: Little Honey
Kinetic Stereokids: Have A Nice Day EP
Gojira: The Way of All Flesh
Bill Madden: Child of the Same God
Sixpence None The Richer: The Dawn of Grace
Ray Lamontagne: Gossip In The Grain
Los Campesinos!: We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed