Monday, March 21, 2005
the bombs to make you blow

Generally speaking, new release day isn't overwhelmingly exciting. Sure there is always the day when the one album you've been waiting months for is finally released, but even then, its only the one record. Tomorrow, however, is one of those rare occassions when not one, not two, but four(!) records that may be up there on multiple people's best-of-the-year lists is released...

M.I.A.'s Arular finally gets a release (via Interscope). Think of the best bits of raggaton or dancehall, mix in some dangerous sounding politics (but no, there is no evidence that she supports terrorists, despite what you may have read), and top if off with beats from people like producer extraordinaire Richard X.

download: M.I.A. - Pull Up the People

Bloc Party's debut Silent Alarm, which has been out for almost a month in the UK, hits stores tomorrow. This year's Rapture... or Franz Ferdinand... or something like that.

download: Bloc Party - This Modern Love

the Decemberists release Picaresque just four days after almost all of their gear was stolen. Go support the band and buy the record (in fact, by all of these records). While you're at it, help one of the best bands out there get back on their feet.

download: the Decemberists - 16 Military Wives (video - torrent via decemberists.com)

Finally, Thunderbirds Are Now! release Just a Moustache tomorrow. Now that Les Savy Fav are on hiatus, this is the perfect replacement... who are also great in their own right.

now playing: Girls Aloud - the Show

2 Comments:

The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif, Akrobatik, DJ Fakts One) are also releasing their debut record, guaranteed to be truth.

By Blogger Graham, at 9:01 p.m.  

If you didn't know...
Weezer - April 26th, Commodore Ballroom. Ticket info pending from weezer.com

By Anonymous Yuki., at 9:51 p.m.  

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