so far this year has been a bit of a disappointment for new music. Don't get me wrong; there is some good stuff out there. However, unlike last year nothing thus far has been transcendent.
Good news though. Some of the best bands out there are releasing new music in the coming month(s). Of course, we all know that U2 is bringing the noise, but 3 of my favorites have released the first song off an upcoming album, and each is great (leaps forward in couple of cases).
Each year they release a new album, it makes my Top 10. This year should be no different based upon this song from Okkervil River's upcoming The Stand Ins, coming Sept. 9. Listen to Lost Coastlines.
TV on the Radio's Dear Science, (sept. 23) sounds like it should take them to the next level. Listen to the Golden Age.
In 2006, The Cold War Kids released the second best album of the year (in my humble opinion), melding the storytelling of Flannery O'Conner, the soulfulness of 70s Soul and the rhythm of The White Stripes. Their latest (Loyalty to Loyalty) drops on Sept 22 and judging from the first single, Something is not Right With Me it gets bluesier and rawer. Listen at either site.
Also upcoming Jenny Lewis and Kings of Leon (I am a southern boy).
then someone can tell me how to embed these songs on my blog.