We’re short on time today so straight to it. American Man is the title track from Brother Howe’s latest album. You can get a free download of this song and the band’s cover of a Weezer song at the band’s website.
Ramona Falls is the band featuring former Menomena remember Brent Knopf. The band’s new album Prophet is due out May 1, but you can grab a free download of the first track Sqworm using the widget above.
The Great American Canyon Band are a husband and wife team from Chicago. They recorded their first songs were recorded in a gutted house in Chicago with no running water and just two old guitars. Use the Soundcloud player to access their music. Our song today was Burn.
|The Petticoat Tea Room
The Petticoat Tea Room
|Cornershop and the Double-O Groove Of
Following up Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast in exceedingly timely fashion — a mere two years compared to the seven that separated that 2009 effort from 2002’s Handcream for a Generation — Cornershop capitalize on their Indian tradition, bringing in Bubbley Kaur for a collection of pop with a Punjabi punch. The vocals and flourishes are strongly Punjabi — songs are often sung in the language, not English as they usually are on a Cornershop LP — but these are essentially trappings for a collection of multicultural dance-pop not too dissimilar from the group’s albums since 1997. As on Judy Sucks, this is a blessing and a curse: Cornershop’s blends are still rich and flavorful yet they have the whiff of old fashion, still tied heavily to the post-rave years of trip-hop and Brit-pop, trends they fought and embraced in equal measure. Kaur’s presence gives The Double-O Groove just enough of a different tone to make a difference — it doesn’t feel comfortably recycled as Judy sometimes did — yet it doesn’t quite open doors to new avenues either. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi Performers: Bubbley Kaur – Vocals