Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

by mattdentler
July 29, 2009 7:50 AM
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1. Memory Cassette, Call & Response EP and Rewind While Sleepy EP
(A cryptic New Jersey outfit that took the world by surprise with these two delightful and dark EPs. Shoegazey pop with reverb-heavy effects and a fine pop sense.)

2. Wheat, White Ink, Black Ink
(They may have been out of the spotlight for years, but perhaps that's because this band needed to go back to the drawing board for their fifth LP. With bigger sounds - possibly influenced by acts like Arcade Fire and MGMT - the catchy album has a psychedelic feel that's new for the band.)

3. The Cave Singers, Welcome Joy
(From the remains of Seattle's Pretty Girls Make Graves comes this rowdy folk-rock group. A great summertime acoustic-based album.)

4. Moby, Wait For Me
(Supposedly inspired by David Lynch's meditation advocacy, Moby's latest is an extremely downtempo trance record. Back are the gospel samples but gone are the dance beats. At first, it sounds like a little oddity, but it will work its way into your subconscious.)

5. Bell X1, Blue Lights On The Runway
(The other Irish rock band named after an old plane, this album is a few months old now, but I recently discovered what a lovely collection of earnest pop/rock it can be.)

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