Monday, April 19, 2010

What I'm Listening To April 9 - 15, 2010

1. The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night (Jagjaguar)

2. Dead Meadow - Three Kings (Xemu Records)

3. The Ruby Suns - Fight Softly (Sub Pop)

4. Broken Bells - Broken Bells (Columbia Records)

5. Torches In Trees - Carnivora (self release)

6. Walking Sleep - Measure (TFTO Music)

7. The Stevenson Ranch Davidians - Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (self release)

8. Choir of Young Believers - This Is For The White In Your Eyes (Ghostly International)

9. Retribution Gospel Choir - 2 (Sub Pop)

10. Pepper Rabbit - Shakes and Clicks (self release

The Besnard Lakes retain the top position as I'm not tiring of their album one bit, in fact, it's becoming part of my DNA. Dead Meadow's Three Kings is almost the perfect compliment, with it's hypnotically alluring psychedelics. Broken Bells CD is rapidly gaining on those two, as the James Mercer/Danger Mouse collaboration is an amazing amalgam of styles, beautifully put together. The new releases of Walking Sleep and Torches In Trees are also in continuous rotation, and newcomers, Pepper Rabbit, really impressed me at The Echo last week, so I picked up their CD, Shakes and Clicks, and it's a winner.