1. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
2. Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant E (Sub Pop)
3. Torches In Trees - Torches EP (self release)
4. Low - C'mon (Sub Pop)
5. Kenseth Thibideau - Repetition (Temporary Residence)
6. Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys (Polydor)
7. Eastern Conference Champions - Speak-Ahh (RockHampton Records)
8. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (Sub Pop)
9. Calexico - Garden Ruin (Quarterstick Records)
10. DeVotchKa - 100 Lovers (ANTI)
Guess what, this was the week leading up to the Fleet Foxes show at the Palladium and the aftermath as well. Sorry. It was an incredible show and they were fantastic and it sent me back through all their recordings (that I have). Torches In Trees played my anniversary show, and gave out these terrific EP's that night, featuring new recordings along with some previously recorded favorites. They so wowed the audience that I think they picked up some new, permanent fans.
Sorry if I look Like a Sub Pop publicist this week but I can't help it. Low's C'mon comes in next, followed by Kenseth Thibideau who totally won over the audience at the Pinback show at El Rey that week. His Repetition os a beautiful album. Elbow slides a little, but Eastern Conference Champions maintain a strong hold on my listening habits.
Calexico were still enchanting me after their Cinco de Mayo show, and another band that utilizes some of the same mariachi musicians, DeVotchKa, won't let me go either.