Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

by mattdentler
June 8, 2009 2:55 AM
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1. Grizzly Bear, Veckatimest
(A sensational breakthrough album from a band that was already an indie favorite. I have little doubt this beautiful pop opus will catapult them into the mainstream. Get hooked now, before they become overexposed.)

2. Black Moth Super Rainbow, Eating Us
(These Pennsylvania synth-fiddlers have forged ahead on the amazing promise of their debut. Spacey sonic experiments that are also sticky sweet.)

3. God Help The Girl, God Help The Girl
(New side project from members of Belle & Sebastian doesn't disappoint. An homage to '60s girl-group swagger and vintage lush production. Phil Spector, maybe from jail, would be proud.)

4. Broken Records, Until The Earth Begins To Part
(Upstart Scottish buskers deliver a warm collection of seaside bar anthems and lovelorn acoustic rock. It sounds like The Frames, only if that band mixed up its gear with The Decemberists.)

5. Jarvis Cocker, Further Complications
(Speaking of pubs, the former Pulp frontman's new solo album is rough and raw. With some help from legendary producer Steve Albini, Cocker spits on love and emotion, but saves some sympathy for himself.)

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  • Claudette | June 8, 2009 5:35 AMReply

    Black Moth Super Rainbow is my favorite! They played Mohawk last week and it was totally mind blowing, but they had a Saturday night SX show a couple years back that rocked the house pretty hard too. I think I missed part of it because I was, get this, working!