Last week was great, with a lot of great new music to listen to, but this week’s even better. First up are the Athenians from R.E.M. and their highly anticipated new record Accelerate, which from the few samples we were privileged to listen to, sounds great and will undoubtedly erase the bad memories from their previous LP Around The Sun. Electronic music veteran and DJ guru, Moby, is also releasing new material, namely his eight studio effort “Last Night” (yeah the one with the cuckoo video single). Then there’s the Ohio duo The Black Keys, an excellent blues rock band, that’s been recently getting some well deserved attention. I just hope their new album “Attack & Release“, out this week, will finally catapult them towards a more larger audience.
Other notable releases include new album from hard rockers Sevendust, punk act Anti-Flag (why does everybody have to copy Black Flag?), soft rock artists Sun Kil Moon, country star Josh Gracin and a new live CD/DVD combo from Muse, called “Haarp“.
Moby: Last Night
This Is Ivy League: This Is Ivy League
The Sword: Gods of the Earth
Sun Kil Moon: April
Lemuria: Get Better
Dem Franchize Boyz: Da Point Of No Return
Bryan Scary: Flight of the Knife
The Black Keys: Attack & Release
Josh Gracin: We Weren’t Crazy
Sevendust: Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow
Anti-Flag: The Bright Lights of America