New Music Tuesday: Make the Right Moves

(photo credit: Ko(char *)hook) I caught myself editing this post because I’ve been using too shiny of hyperbole to describe how excited I am that Josh Ritter’s new album is downloading from iTunes as I type. I’ve been hearing snippets for a few months and everything I’ve heard leads me to believe that it’s a […]

New Music Tuesday: Catching Up On Tuesdays

It’s been a few weeks since my last New Music Tuesday. I wanted to spotlight 4 albums that have been released over the last few weeks. All end up being great summer music, so it’s fitting they’re in rotation now. Josh Rouse – Country Mouse, City House (iTunes) (Amazon)This one came out today. It reminds […]

New Music Tuesday: Get Yourself Out in the Sky Blue Sky

Today marks the release of one of the most anticipated albums of the year. You could put Neon Bible, Sky Blue Sky, Easy Tiger and a handful of others on a short list together. I’ve been looking forward to Sky Blue Sky‘s release since Jeff Tweedy mentioned it in September of 2005 at Stubb’s BBQ. […]

Everyday Album Series: World Party, Goodbye Jumbo

My first experience with Columbia House (cassette tapes) came at the same time that I discovered there was other music out there besides U2, Top 40 radio, and hair bands. I was introduced to several bands in the summer of 1990. An intro to They Might Be Giants, The Sundays, Jesus and Mary Chain, Nine […]

New Music Tuesday: Are You Looking At Me?

As mentioned in last night’s ramble, I’ll be seeing Colin Hay in a few weeks. He’s touring supporting his latest album which was actually released today. Are You Looking At Me? is a solid album that upon first listen departs from his previous solo records, but he also seems to be working to separate himself […]

New Music Tuesday: Covered Bridges of Portland

One album to recommend this week, as you can tell from the sparseness of the blog, I haven’t had a lot of time to put into it. That will change soon…life will slow back down after a period of adjustment. This week an interesting release came out. Bridging the Distance is a cover album from […]

New Music Tuesday: Modest Mouse Aren’t From Barcelona

Modest Mouse are following up their 2004 smash Good News For People Who Love Bad News with a very promising effort. We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank has the elements that make Modest Mouse’s music contagious and catchy. It’s also a great showcase of the melding of the Modest Mouse sound with new […]

New Music Tuesday: Aqualung’s Memory Man

Sometimes an artist gets lost in a shuffle. This could mean the way I shuffle 25400+ songs in iTunes and sometimes get surprised when a really great song comes on that I may have missed years before. This also could mean when record labels consolidate and conglomerate and the artists end up feeling the pain […]