Tuesday, July 21, 2009

MP3 Monday (Tuesday Edition): Why?, Fool's Gold, Owen

Alright, maybe I can stay on top of MP3 Monday for now (I know, I know, I'm a day late this time) - especially if I've got this much great material to share with everyone. Here are another three songs from three great bands/artists that I highly recommend you check out if you haven't already:

Why? - This Blackest Purse (mp3)

Returning well under two years after their last release, Yoni Wolf and crew are returning with Eskimo Snow, due out later this year. The album was recorded at the same time as last year's Alopecia, though the new tunes feature a far less rap-centric style as evidence by the single's more mellow, indie rock feel. Fortunately, the songwriting is still excellent and "This Blackest Purse" has me excited to hear the rest of the record.

Fool's Gold - Surprise Hotel (MP3)

Billed as a cross between afro-pop, krautrock, and 80's dance music, LA collective Fool's Gold has been receiving some generous attention for their all-encompassing, infectious pop sound. With the band's new single, "Surprise Hotel" from their upcoming, self-titled debut LP - it's easy to hear their appeal. Driving percussion, active guitar, and Hebrew lyrics (seriously) make this tune both fascinating and enjoyable, a celebratory blending of styles and cultures unlike anything you're likely to have heard before.

Owen - Good Friends, Bad Habits (MP3)

Mike Kinsella, emo pioneer and brother to Tim Kinsella (of Joan of Arc fame, among other things) continues his solo project, Owen, with a new record set for release September 22nd. "Good Friends, Bad Habits" is the album's first single and a sign of some maturity, which Kinsella explains:

"Being a lot more settled has freed up space in my mind that was once occupied by frivolous romantic social interactions to be used for thinking critically about broad social interactions and issues."


christy said...

One time I had a tea party with WHY?

Such nice boys: http://www.theroyalblast.com/index.php?page=TeaPartyWithWhy.html