This Is Why I Love Tuesdays

Finally after a couple of weeks without some great new music, today’s releases are Jane’s Addiction’s newest The Great Escape Artist, Gauntlet Hair with their debut self-titled album, M83’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, and Real Estate’s sophomoric effort Days.

Real Estate had one of the best releases in 2009 and they don’t disappoint with Days. Much of their old sound is intact for this new release, of course with some neo-70s folk-pop added to it. Much like the last one, this album is great for hanging by the beach and just chillin’ out with homies.
So this Gauntlet Hair debut album is absolutely awesome. It has everything that you want, groovy drum beats (handclaps included), clangy guitars, hazy vocals, and some sweet bumpin’ bass. If I had to classify it, indie dream-pop? I think that’s pretty close. You should listen here and figure it out yourself.
The newest from M83 is a double album titled Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. This is a very beautiful and well put together album, I enjoy it a lot. I wouldn’t say it’s a concept album like some double lengths, but there are a couple of weird tracks that seem sort of out of place. Check it out here and this awesome video for the single “Midnight City.” It really previews the album nicely, so if you like the single you will definitely like the rest of it.

Some Really Cool Music

So this week has been quiet on the new release front (Feist Metals, We Were Promised Jet Packs In the Pit of the Stomach, and Zola Jesus Conatus) so I went out to do some research. What I found is pure awesome music.

First off is Crocodiles with their second album Sleep Forever. This is a sweet post-punk pop album with lots of fuzzy guitars, groovy keyboards, and cool reverberated vocals. Check it out here.
Next up is the one-man band Delicate Steve. Wondervisions is an instrumental album with high flying guitars that are so upbeat that it’s impossible not to smile while listening to it. With easy to follow drum beats that chug through some tracks, this album is everything happy. So listen to it all here.
Last but not least is Youth Lagoon. They are a more melancholy synth-pop band though just as good as the other two bands. Their debut album The Year of Hibernation is really good, with the synths and bells playing a dream while the vocals come through the haze to add an extra layer to it all. Now it took me a while to find where you can stream for free so if you are reading this, you should definitely listen to it here.