New Music Monday: 23 March

Blue October: Approaching Normal

Now that’s more like it! After a few weeks of moderate releases, with here and there sparks of pseudo-brilliance, we now finally come face to face with one of those killer record sprees. Here’s just a few names: The Decemberists, Dan Deacon, Fever Ray, Pete Doherty, Royksopp, Papa Roach, Pet Shop Boys and a lot, lot more.

Personal favorites from the week of 23-30 March, are the latest stuff from Mastodon and indie all star cast Swan Lake. I’ve been waiting for Mastodon’s “Crack The Skye” to come out since ’08 and let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint one little bit! Fact is, it might actually be one of their best efforts yet.

When you’ve got a band formed by a super indie trio like Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes, Daniel Bejar of The New Pornographers, and Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, it’s really hard not to rock, and this collective side project’s sophomore release “Enemy Mine “doesn’t fail one bit. Download, buy, you name it – it’s a crime to miss it. Actually, it would be a good idea to check out most of this week’s new stuff, considering the names and skill featured on it.

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Mastodon: Crack The Skye

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Martina McBride: Shine

Mandisa: Freedom
Mandisa: Freedom

KMFDM: Blitz
KMFDM: Blitz

Indigo Girls: Poseidon And The Bitter Bug
Indigo Girls: Poseidon And The Bitter Bug

Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks: Tangled Tales
Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks: Tangled Tales

Condo Fucks (Yo La Tengo): Fuckbook
Condo Fucks (Yo La Tengo): Fuckbook

Pet Shop Boys: Yes
Pet Shop Boys: Yes

Utada Hikaru: This Is The One
Utada Hikaru: This Is The One

The Decemberists: Hazards Of Love
The Decemberists: Hazards Of Love

Slim Thug: The Boss Of All Bosses
Slim Thug: The Boss Of All Bosses

Royksoop: Junior
Royksopp: Junior

Papa Roach: Metamorphosis
Papa Roach: Metamorphosis

The Rakes: Klang
The Rakes: Klang

John Rich: Son Of A Preacher Man
John Rich: Son Of A Preacher Man

Pete Doherty: Grace/Wastelands
Pete Doherty: Grace/Wastelands

Swan Lake: Enemy Mine
Swan Lake: Enemy Mine

Dan Deacon: Bromst
Dan Deacon: Bromst

Blue October: Approaching Normal
Blue October: Approaching Normal

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    we should talk

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  • Shit happens

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