It’s almost 2010, and one of my most anticipated releases is the new album from Lightspeed Champion. Dev Hynes just hits a nerve with me, especially after watching THIS VIDEO. So, while I wait for that new album, I’ve got something to hold me over until then. Dev released an entire album of bedroom recordings while housesitting for a friend. It might not go down as the best work of all time, but for a fans of Lightspeed Champion, it will definitely hold you over. I’m including my favorite track from the album, but if you want it, you can grab it for free over at Dev’s site.
Download: Lightspeed Champion – Is This Really Me [MP3]
San Diego band The Soft Pack, formerly known as The Muslims, are yet another band throwing their name in for ATH anticipated releases of 2010. The band’s new self-titled debut will be hitting stores Feb. 2nd via Kemado Records. For now, have a listen to first single “C’mon”. Dare we say that it’s already one of our favorites of 2010? We dare!
Download: Soft Pack – Cmon [MP3]
One of our longtime favorite Canadian singer/songwriters Jason Collett is returning to action in 2010 with a new album called Rat A Tat Tat. We have the first single from that new album, “Love is a Dirty Word” available below for your listening pleasure. Have yourself a listen and decide if you’ll be picking this one up next year. Jason’s new album will hit stores March 9th on Arts & Crafts.
Download: Jason Collett – Love is a Dirty Word [MP3]
Gigi is the new project from producer Colin Stewart and No Kids/P:ANO band member Nick Krgovich. The duo currently have an album planed called Maintenant which will feature countless special guests and collaborators. This first tasty single “The Old Graveyard” features guest vocals from Karl Blau. If you dig(as I do), pick up the new album on Jan. 26th via Tomlab. Head over to GvsB for more info.
Download: Gigi – The Old Graveyard (Feat Karl Blau) [MP3]
Damn the new year just keeps looking up and up! Another new release from spastic rockers Liars has just been anounced today. Their new album will be called Sisterworld and will hit stores March 9th via Mute. Have yourself a listen to first single “Scissor” and let us know what ya think.
Download: Liars – Scissor [MP3]
Brooklyn collective, The Silent League, are prepping the release of their new album …but you’ve always been the caretaker for January. This new tune has a lot of the grandiose qualities of large collective like The Polyphonic Spree, although the music comes across with a great deal more focus than the aforementioned band, perhaps due to the lack of symphonic sprawl. Regardless, you’re sure to find a great bit of enjoyment in this tune. The album will also feature a bonus disc of cool remixes, one from Austin’s own, Neon Indian.
Download: The Silent League – Here’s A Star [MP3]
Another Brooklyn band you say!? Shut up! No I will not! Yet another Brooklyn band, Via Audio, are dropping their second full length album in the early part of 2010. The album is called Animalore and features this single “Babies”. It sort of falls into the dance craze crowd, but it’s also quite the pop jam. You can get your hands on the band’s new album Februaru 23rd via Undetow Music.
Download: Via Audio – Babies [MP3]
It’s time for all you metal heads to come out in Austin at Emo’s tonight with a show by Savannah, GA band Baroness. Local boys Iron Age and fellow metal heads Dark Castle will be providing your opening support. No doubt this will be a loud and heavy show which should wake you up from the weekend.
Download: Baroness – A Horse Called Golgotha [MP3]
As there seems to be a temporary lull in the career of Sigur Ros, their members seem to be making the push forward with music of their own. Jonsi has a new album coming out in March on XL Recordings, and oddly, this opening track seems similar to a more symphonic Mew piece, which also features lyrics in English! It’s really like the soundtrack to Peter and the Wolf meets Mew. Try it. And find Go, the album, out March 22.
Download: Jónsi – Boy Lilikoi
It’s that time of year when bands clamor to build a name for themselves in hopes of being your favorite band in 2010. Recent Woodsist signees, The Art Museums, are on that list, hoping to win you over when they release their album Rough Frame in early 2010. For now though, they’ve got a neat little number to pique your interest, so take a listen and get excited.
Download: The Art Museums – Sculpture Gardens [MP3]