Tuesday, March 18, 2008

WTBU MUSIC DEPT. NEWSLETTER: March 28th

Top Five Adds This Week:

1 ADAM GREEN - Sixes And Sevens - Listen to this album with an open mind and set aside everything you might know about the person who made it. Adam Green may surprise you with this record. He’s been making music since he was 14, beginning as co-founder of The Moldy Peaches with Kimya Dawson. With each record, Adam’s music has progressed. This record takes influence from a variety of sources: honky-tonk, Don Cherry, a Brooklyn gospel choir, Bonnie & Clyde, Sly & The Family Stone, Exile On Main Street, Dr. John, Chinese food, palm trees and more. FCC: 4, 19

2 PHARMACY - Choose Yr Own Adventure - Scott Yoder and Brendhan Bowers made plenty of noisy rackets in the local garages and teen centers growing up on Vashon Island. They moved to Seattle and booked their first tour as The Pharmacy in 2003. Replete with epic instrumentation - strings, harpsichord and horns all make an appearance - Choose Yr Own Adventure has been years in the making, re-vamped re-recorded and re-written over time. ALL TRACKS CLEAN.

3 BILLY BRAGG - Mr. Love And Justice – A great artist at last week’s SXSW, Billy Bragg has done it again, only much better. This is his greatest album in the last 20 years. Do not underestimate the power of Bragg. His classic sound will grow on you—even if you doubt it at first. He’s not part of the “younger” indie crowd, but this UK singer is worth your time.

4 TEMPOSHARK - The Invisible Line - Temposhark's debut full length has been a couple of years coming after the release of a series of high profile eps that gave the electropop group blog buzz. Songs like "Joy" and "Crime" creep into your mind and refuse to leave. Each track of The Invisible Line has strings and synths.

5 PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - These Are The Good Times People - A Seattle based band with catchy punk-fueled pop. This is a band that you will probably love or hate. Some of lyrics are comparable to Nada’s Surf’s and Bare Naked Ladies’ combined. Some goofiness that may make you call the band cheesey, but not if you’re okay with jokes.

Current Top Five Most-Played Albums:
1 Elf Power - In A Cave
2 Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
3 Louis XIV - Slick Dogs and Ponies
4 The Fashion - The Fashion [ep]
5 Chris and Mollie - The Palm Tree




- Jen & Keith

1 comment:

Eddie Santiago said...

Thanks for the info on Adam Green. It's great to see that Sly Stone continues to influence today's artist. I write about this and more in my book about Sly. Check it out at http://www.lulu.com/content/1412956.