You’ve probably heard of Austin, Texas’ Spoon. If not, you should go out and buy one of their albums today. Any one of ’em because they are all great. Heck, buy them all. Read one of our previous Spoon posts. Also, if you are following Musical Pairings on Twitter you are probably also aware that they have finished a new album titled Transference with a January release date. Below is the MP3 that made the rounds yesterday of the album’s third cut “Mystery Zone.” Track removed by request. We are officially excited.
The Lower 48 is a classically-trained indie-acoustic quartet who hail from Minneapolis. Their rootsy instrumentation plus the smokey croon of their lead-singer Sarah is sure to win the affection of a number of indie-folk loving hearts. Their five-track debut EP Everywhere To Go was released only yesterday and features a number of irresistible, intelligently crafted tracks including “Transmission Pt. 1,” “Miles From Minnesota,” and “Bedroom.” Check out a sample below!
The Get Busy Committee (a.k.a. The G.B.C.) features Ryu (Styles of Beyond, Demigodz) and Apathy (Demigodz, Army of Pharaohs). The track “My Little Razorblade” is set up upon The Knife’s cut “Heartbeats” (the same track A-Trak used for his remix of Kanye’s “Get Em’ High”) with slick rhymes piled in heaps all over the tune. Their album “Uzi Does It” is available now from the band’s website (including on a 2GB Uzi-shaped USB) and will be available on all other digital outlets on November 10th.
Camp Out is a San Francisco based duo that plays catchy indie-pop that spans through rock, folk and synth. There are hints of Mates of State, the Cardigans and Blondie coloring the edges of their self-released debut album which is slated for a December release. I especially enjoyed the tracks “Car Crash,” “Closer,” “Make Myself Sick,” and “Crossed Out Face.” San Franciscans can catch them at the beautiful Hotel Utah on 11/19/2009.