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.