Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Music Released March 17th, 2009

I can't sleep, so let's look at what's coming out today in the form of compact discs.

From Metacritic:

BOA by BOA - No clue what this is, but apparently she's a Japanese pop singer. Somehow I don't think I'll be buying this.

Bonnie "Prince" Billie - Beware - This dude puts out too much music for me to ever get into him, but I do know that he was on the EXCELLENT "Horseapples" episode of Wonder Showzen that was amazing. So props to him.

Les Claypool - Of Fungi and Foe - The Primus dude! Props on the South Park theme song. This kind of stuff isn't my favourite, but cool if you're into it.

Ace Enders - When I Hit the Ground - See two posts below.

Marianne Faithful - Easy Come, Easy Go - I know she's famous/legenday?, but I think her name makes her sound like the worst pornstar ever.

MSTRKFT - Fist of God - Fun album - I really like some of the songs, and it's almost original for house/techno music, but every time I hear MSTRKRFT, all I can think about is how much better Death From Above 1979 was.

The Script - The Script - I know this was big in Europe last year. I never got around to hearing it, but I believe it's of the Coldplay/Snow Patrol variety. They're really scaping the bottom of the barrel for "The" band names in England.

Static X - Cult of Static - Awesome! I still enjoy listening to Machine, and apparently they're still allright, based on reviews I've read - I'll check this out, if only out of respect for Wayne Static's hair.

Theres also albums from The Chairs (again, bottom of the barrel), Cobalt, Gabriella Cimi, Glynn David, Gorilla Zoe, An Horse (an awful name), Kinetic Stereokids (an awesome name), Kylesa (I think I've heard of them?), Kelly Joe Phelps, The Strange Boys (with a name like that, their music better be pretty frigging weird - live up to the name!), Superdrag, and Wavves (does the double v become a single w at any point?).

All and all, it's a pretty weak offering for the middle of March. I hardly expect any of them to put huge dents into the Billboard chart standings, so U2 doesn't have to worry about losing number 1 (unless Taylor Swift fans can rise up against Bono!).

That being said, Fist of God is really fun, and When I Hit the Ground is awesome, so there's some solid music. I'm also pretty sure theres segments of people who are going nuts for new albums from Les Claypool, Static X, and Bonnie Prince Billie.


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