This is really turning out to be a great year for music! So many fantastic albums are right around the corner. We will have new albums by The Strokes and James Blake on March 22nd; New Radiohead and Pains of Being Pure at Heart albums out March 29th; New Fleet Foxes album out May 3rd! And these last couple of weeks have also had some amazing albums come out. The new Adele record is fantastic, if you like that kind of thing! New records also were released last week from Toro Y Moi and Puro Instinct. I have been obsessed with Puro Instinct for a while now, but more on that later.
The new album by Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell from Oasis, is out this week. You may also know Andy Bell from Ride! I was never a huge Oasis fan -- I was always more of a Blur guy -- but for some reason I am excited about this album. There is also a new EP out from The Dum Dum Girls this week. Have you heard their album, I Will Be, from last year yet? You need to. Like, right now! The new Lykke Li album is also out this week. I honestly never really paid her much attention when her last album came out but this new one is great! I seriously did not think that I would be liking it but it somehow cast a spell over me. The new Dustin O'Halloran album is also fantastic. It is more indie classical music from Fat Cat, the label that brought us Max Richter. There is so much to listen to! I know everyone is all excited about the new Lady Gaga and I just found out the single will be out as a 12" for Record Store Day, which is also right around the corner, on Saturday, April 16th. There are tons of great exclusive 7"s and 12"s coming out this year, but what I have been really excited about is the new album by Puro Instinct. I can't get enough of this band...
I have been obsessed with Puro Instinct for a while now after becoming an instant fan once I saw them open up for Ariel Pink last year. They were known as Pearl Harbour before thankfully changing their name to Puro Instinct. I think the first time I actually heard them was at this show. They sounded like some 90's shoegaze band but they also had a distinct sort of 70s Los Angeles feel to them and they also reminded me of Fleetwood Mac. I was hooked. Imagine Cocteau Twins mixed with Fleetwood Mac! They had some albums out on LP and just released Stilyagi as a 7" not too long ago but I was waiting patiently for this debut album. Mexican Summer just released Headbanger in Ecstasy last week and it totally delivered me exactly what I needed. The album is wispy, dreamy and a little bit spooky. It's similar to Cocteau Twins in that I have no idea what they are singing about yet I can't help but sing along all the time -- like last night in my car, even though I realized that I didn't know any of the words. I have no idea what they are singing yet the songs are crazy catchy. I really do love this album. I will need to sit down and look over the lyrics so I can actually figure out what they are saying, though it really doesn't matter. It's really all about the music and the sort of mood and feeling I get when I listen to this album cause it just puts me in the perfect mood. I hope you also get some Puro Instinct in your life soon! I think you need it.
buy Headbangers in Ecstasy by Puro Instinct
Don't forget! You can now buy all these new releases listed below by simply clicking on the link...All these albums are on sale at amoeba.com with special web only pricing. And the entire month of March is free shipping! Free Shipping! The Adele CD is only 9.98 for a limited time. Pick up these albums now! They are all recommended by me!
also out 2/22...
21 by Adele
No Witch by Cave Singers
Music's Not For Everyone by Chain & the Gang
Cult of Youth by Cult of Youth
Angels of Darkness Demons of Light by Earth
Lumiere by Dustin O'Halloran
We're New Here by Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX
Asleep on the Floodplain by Six Organs of Admittance
Underneath the Pine by Toro Y Moi
also out 3/1...
Different Gear Still Shifting by Beady Eye
Anna Calvi by Anna Calvi
100 Lovers by Devotchka
He Gets Me High by The Dum Dum Girls
Wounded Rhymes by Lykke Li
Fading Parade by The Papercuts