With the kick-off of SXSW, it’s no big surprise that it is a thin week for new releases. That said, there is still a good collection of new singles from just dropped albums to pick from, including the lead track from The Ting Tings’ follow-up to their acclaimed debut; Atlanta’s Tiger! Tiger!, plus, Freshkills, Say Anything, Lucero and others, including the U.S. release of Tribes‘ Baby, featuring the lead track “Sappho”. Plus, with the CD releases this week of previously released MP3 albums (last week), we have additional tracks from Said The Whale and Delta Spirit.
Television: Watch The Ting Tings performance on The Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night.
Atlanta-based Tiger! Tiger! is not as well-known as one would expect for a band that has opened for artists such as notable luminaries Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Woggles , and The Subsonics, superstar centurions The Fleshtones, and international big-shots Mastodon and Black Lips. Tiger! Tiger’s! new album, Cut Them Where They Bleed, features cover art by renowned illustrator John Baizley. (There is also a Sydney, Australia band called Tiger Tiger.)
“Positive Vibes” – Freshkills from via Bat Rabies Alert/The End Records
“Undefined” – The Hussy from Weed Seizure via Tic Tac Totally
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“Sometimes” – Lucero from via ATO Records
Last week the Juno Award winning band Said The Whale released the MP3 version of their new, anticipated album (their first as a five-piece band), Little Mountain. This week is the official release of the CD version of the album for fans that prefer the sound quality of a CD over an MP3 album. Little Mountain is one of the best albums so far this year, featuring the band’s exhilarating mix of 70’s and 80’s classic post punk combined with the power pop of artists like Marshall Crenshaw and The Knack.
Other top releases this week include the CD release of Delta Spirit‘s self-titled debut, plus the live album from The Decemberists, We All Raise Our Voices to the Air.
Also, get the MP3 version, Audio CD, or vinyl edition of The Decemberists’ We All Raise Our Voices to the Air. For an album this great, we’re getting the vinyl – the best sound ever is vinyl and probably always will be.