Road Tunes: New Music Releases
What’s new in music for the week of September 4, 2012
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: September 4th, 2012
e’ve already mourned the passing of the brilliant lyricist Hal David, so we’ll dispense with any eulogizing and just recommend that the uninitiated pick up a copy of The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection, a nice box-set collection that features some of David’s best work in collaboration with his partner Bacharach. But if you’re too “now”-obsessed to care about yesterday’s hits, here’s a rundown of what’s new and exciting this week.
Animal Collective / Centipede Hz
THEY SAY: Ninth studio album from indie rock darlings Animal Collective.
Cat Power / Sun
THEY SAY: Ninth album from singer/songwriter Chan Marshall, who records under the name Cat Power, and her first album of original material since 2006.
Deerhoof / Breakup Song
THEY SAY: Latest album from the San Francisco-based pop-noise band Deerhoof.
Goat / World Music
THEY SAY: Debut album from this Swedish psych band.
WE SAY: Like the albums of fellow Swedish psych band Dungen, Goat’s debut gets to the heart of hard psychedelic rock while simultaneously pushing the genre in new directions. With swirling fuzzed-out guitars, tribal percussion, and blissed-out songs, World Music is an instant psych classic.
Jens Lekman / I Know What Love Isn't
THEY SAY: Third full-length album from Gothenburg, Sweden’s best export.
WE SAY: Jens Lekman is often compared to Jonathan Richman, and although the two don’t share much in common musically, they both share the same child-like outlook on life, expressed through songs meant to make us smile. Some may find Lekman’s whimsy hard to swallow, but for fans of Richman, or tweesters Belle and Sebastian, I Know What Love Isn’t may just hit you in your sweet spot.