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by Thomas Britt

2 Jul 2009


Dan Gubbins’ Silent Paper Radios project is a departure from his past work as a DJ and hip-hop/electronic music producer. Gubbins says that the inspiration for Silent Paper Radios was the “Weird Folk” movement of recent years, but his sound is less showy and more traditional than much of what that trend produced.

New Silent Paper Radios album Reborn As a Wind Chime is one of this year’s most pleasant surprises, and the unsigned Gubbins has decided to offer the album as a free download for a limited time. On a MySpace blog entry, he instructs listeners to “Download my album free for a month and spread the silent word!”

Silent Paper Radios
Reborn As a Wind Chime [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

30 Jun 2009


The Fiery Furnaces
I’m Going Away
(Thrill Jockey)
Releasing: 21 July 2009 (US) / 24 August 2009 (UK)

SONG LIST
01     I’m Going Away    
02   Drive to Dallas  
03   The End Is Near
04   Charmaine Champagne  
05   Cut the Cake  
06   Even in the Rain  
07   Staring at the Steeple  
08   Ray Bouvier  
09   Keep Me in the Dark  
10   Lost at Sea  
11   Cups and Punches  
12   Take Me Round Again

The Fiery Furnaces
“The End Is Near” [MP3]
     

by John Bohannon

26 Jun 2009


A.A. Bondy
When the Devil’s Loose
(Fat Possum)
Releasing: 1 September 2009 (US)

These days it’s hard to decipher the line of demarcation between a great songwriter and a good one. It seems like that line is the taste of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, today’s modern indie folk hero, who has an impeccable knack for picking flawless openers. The one that sparked my interest most sincerely lay behind the Alabama bred six-string troubadour, A.A. Bondy, and his subtle stories of love, despair, and everything in between. “When the Devil’s Loose” is the lead single off the album by the same name (due out in September on Fat Possum) and shares a sense of melody analogous to that of his label companion, Andrew Bird, but the sonic palette itself falls in line more with the Southern tradition the label has always prided itself in. If “When the Devil’s Loose” is any indication of the rest of the record, then expect Bondy to be a household name from here on out.

SONG LIST
01 When the Devil’s Loose
02 Mightiest of Guns
03 A Slow Parade
04 To the Morning
05 Oh the Vampyre
06 I Can See the Pines Are Dancing
07 False River
08 On the Moon
09 The Mercy Wheel
10 The Coal Hits the Fire

A.A. Bondy
“When the Devil’s Loose” [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

24 Jun 2009


The Herbaliser Band
Session 2
(!K7)
Releasing: 4 August 2009 (US) / 3 August 2009 (UK)

SONG LIST
01 Mr Chombee Has the Flaw
02 Geddim!
03 AM Prelude
04 Another Mother
05 Blackwater Drive
06 MS Prelude
07 Moon Sequence
08 Amores Bongo
09 CC Prelude
10 Theme From Control Centre
11 Stranded on Earth

The Herbaliser Band
“Geddim!” [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

24 Jun 2009


Lightning Dust
Infinite Light
(Jagjaguwar)
Releasing: 4 August 2009 (US)

SONG LIST
01 Antonia Jane
02 I Knew
03 Dreamer
04 The Times
05 Never Seen
06 History
07 Honest Man
08 Waiting on the Sun to Rise
09 Wondering What Everyone Knows
10 Take It Home

Lightning Dust
“I Knew” [MP3]
     

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