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1. Pinback presents The Rob and Zack Show - ascii E.P. (self release)
2. Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void (Sub Pop)
3. Fol Chen - Part II: The New December (Asthmatic Kitty)
4. Deep Sleep Ops - C25 (Electric Fur Records)
5. Seasons - Winter EP (self release)
6. Everest - On Approach (Vapor Records)
7. Band of Horses - Intimate Arms (Columbia Records)
8. Blitzen Trapper - Furr (Sub Pop)
9. Judson and Mary - In The Hands Of The Sun (self release)
10. The New Pornographers - Together (Matador)
I've been delayed getting this list up, and I'm going to publish the next list in a day or two, so here's the week of July 2 - 8.
The Pinback presents the Rob and Zach Show ascii E.P. of simplified arrangements of some favorite songs, reflects the show I saw at Detroit Bar on July 1. It easily dominated my listening this week. Blitzen Trapper holds onto two positions, as their recent El Rey show continues to rattle around in my brain. I keep listening to the Fol Chen album to try to wrap my head around it.
Seasons, Everest and Judson and Mary are strong holdovers, as well as The New Pornographers Together , which builds me up for their two shows at The Fonda on July 19 and 20.
Deep Sleep Op sent me their new 6-song E.P., C25, and it's a powerful slice of psychedelic rock that I was immediately attracted to. Nice variety to the songs. And Band of Horses latest is enjoyable alt/country indie pop with some catchy melodies.