Wednesday, July 14, 2010
While I was out in New York City yesterday, meeting Russell Brand and whatnot, I missed out on an excellent new single from The Love Language. The sound, borrowed heavily from early-60's surf-ish rock (if you couldn't tell by the album cover), is mixed with blissful harmonies that sound a little more boisterous than a lot of us may be used to for this type of music.
That being said, the single "Heart to Tell," and the group's album Libraries are utterly fantastic and deserve an immediate listen. The album is out now, via Merge Records.
The Love Language - Heart to Tell - MP3
Monday, July 12, 2010
And with that, we get our first-listen to another track from The Walkmen's new album, Lisbon. The single, "Stranded," is that soul-trodden Louisiana sound that often preludes a good portion of the band's newer music, with blissful horns pacing lead-singer Hamilton Leithauser's light bar room crooning.
Give it a listen here, via NPR.