This seems to be shaking up as a light week with not much to head to the record store for, though there are a few things you probably ought to check out. I know that my taste does not represent the rest of the music listening community, but I am excited for the new Okkervil River album. There are a few others, too:
Architecture in Helsinki – Moment Bends
A little 80’s, a little 90’s, a little now. It’s catchy, beat driven and totally fun. This is good yard work music as we’re getting into spring. Grammy’s, not likely. Head bobs, for sure.
Chris Thile and Michael Daves – Sleep With One Eye Open
If you like hearing a mandolin virtuoso wail, and one hell of a guitar player play on some pretty traditional bluegrass, then this one is for you.
Okkervil River – I am Very Far
Some good, clean folking on this one. And by clean I mean, crunchy guitar, serious lyrics and weight.
Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’
Yes, he’s cooler than you. Yes, he can sing. Yes, it’s kind of like the 60’s. Yes, this album rocks.
It has also come to our attention that there is a new Cars album (not rife with instant classics, but it’ll do if you like the band) and a new one from the Lonely Island crew (probably funny, but never going to top “On a Boat”).