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9 Jul 2009


Datarock
Red
(Nettwerk)
Releasing: 1 September 2009 (US) / 8 June 2009 (UK)

SONG LIST
01. The Blog
02. Give It Up
03. True Stories
04. Dance!
05. Molly
06. Do It Your Way
07. In the Red
08. Fear of Death
09. Amarillion
10. The Pretender
11. Back in the Seventies
12. Not Me
13. New Days Dawn

Mayer Hawthorne
A Strange Arrangement
(Stones Throw)
Releasing: 6 October 2009 (US)

SONG LIST
01.  We Made
02.  A Strange Arrangement
03.  Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out
04.  Maybe So, Maybe No
05.  Your Easy Lovin
06.  I Wish It Would Rain
07.  Make Her Mine
08.  One Track Mind
09.  The Ills
10. Shiny & New
11. Let Me Know
12. Green Eyed Love

The always impressive Blitzen Trapper unleashes an impressively artistic new video for “Black River Killer”.

Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend
(ATO)
Releasing: 18 August 2009 (US) / 24 August 2009 (UK)

SONG LIST
01. A Whole Lot Better
02. Eyes on the Horizon
03. Garbage Day
04. Gonowhere
05. Feel Like Taking You Home
06. You Make a Fool Out of Me
07. Poised and Ready
08. Don’t Want to Talk
09. Misery
10. Lesson Learned
11. Borrow

Brendan Benson
“Don’t Wanna Talk” [MP3]
     

“Feel Like Taking You Home”[MP3]
     

Death Cab for Cutie recently released a collection of rarities entitled The Open Door and they dropped by Conan O’Brien’s stage last evening to play the first tune off the EP.

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