Another listening session with background notes to ease the transition into fall, including new music off highly anticipated releases from indie strongholds Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective along with singles from upcoming releases from Tame Impala and Matt and Kim.
Bon Iver sings about robot dogs. Nick Cave does a wicked Tom Waits impression. Erykah Badu covers Roberta Flack... in space. Even with its flaws, it's hard to think of a more memorable disc released this year than Heady Fwends.
As Tame Impala led off with “It Is Not Meant to Be”--the opening track from their debut full-length record Innerspeaker--in a very laid back tempo, it was clear the young, skinny, scrappy quartet of Aussies was in no hurry.