Tonight in Seattle:  

New releases from Easy Street Records

There's GREAT new music out today and plenty of it!

Fleet Foxes debut self-titled release is finally here and there is a great TIG review of the album here. These boys really deserve all the hype and the record speaks for itself. They won over a ton of new fans at Sasquatch and were lucky enough to play the mainstage twice when The National was unable to make their timeslot. The result? We sold out of their EP by Sunday morning and we took a BUNCH.

Shearwater puts out Rook today. I have given this record quite a few spins at the insistence of bestie and TIG contibuter Laura Musselman, and she never let's me down. Great record!

Aimee Mann is one of the most under-appreciated peeps in music today. EVERY record she has put out is beyond reproach, and although I have only heard a few tracks from @#&*! Smilers, it seems like she has done it again! Aimee is also playing the Zoo Tunes series this summer at Woodland Park Zoo on July 16th. It's already sold out, so I hope you got your tickets!

Here's the rest. Please comment on your favorite release!

Animal Collective - Water Curses

Pato Banton - Pato Banton & Friends

Disturbed - Indestructable

Dr. John - The City That Care Forgot

Fleet Foxes - S/T

Ladytron - Volocifero

Aimee Mann - @#&*! Smilers

Minus The Bear - The Make Beer Commercials Like This (re-issue)

The Mother Truckers - Let's All Go To Bed

The Pinker Tones - Wild Animals

Shearwater - Rook

The Virgins - S/T 

No mention of the new Weezer disc? How they have fallen ...

Oh yeah, Weezer. That single is catchy as heck!

oh are my feelings complicated towards red album. greatest man and pork and beans are great but they spoiled it and gave us the best first. the rest is almost beyond dissapointment. rivers used to be clever. what happened? harvard? nah, he's lost it. sad. my childhood feels demolished.

I picked up Aimee Mann and the new Weezer. So far so good, but I'm not as excited about them as I'd like.

Aimee's CD starts with a great song, Freeway, and there are some decent songs afterwards (keeping in mind I've only listened to it once), but after her SUPERB last CD, The Forgotten Arm, I have to say that the new CD is a little bit of a letdown. Heck, her CD prior to TFA, Lost in Space, was also great and highly recommended.

Anyway, Smilers is more acoustic based and is very very mellow. I'm hoping it grows on me as I listen to it more (and I got tix for the zoo show!).

With regards to Weezer, I love the first song, Troublemaker. The second song, with its hymn melody, is a bit of a stretch. P&B is pretty cool, with its killer chorus. And the rest of the CD kind of mashes up for me. I put in the Green album this morning and got through 6 songs on the way into work and there is not one bad song in those 6. On the Red album? I don't think so.

I love Aimee Mann and =W=, but I gotta say that on a day when I should have been celebrating new music from 2 of my favorite artists, well, I was a bit underwhelmed. :(

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