Quite a few new releases have been announced for the upcoming Summer months and we are happy to pass along some free MP3s from some of those upcoming releases!
First up is the one, the only, Dinosaur Jr. They came back from beyond the grave a couple years ago to grace us with Beyond which was just a killer album. Well on June 23rd they are going to release Farm which is classic Dinosaur Jr. The track available here, “I Want You to Know” is the first indicator on the album that they haven’t lost it as J. Mascis’ crooning and ripping guitar are all over the place with not just one but two of J’s signature guitar solos! Ahhh, it’s good to have them back.
Up next is Foreign Born, the Los Angeles quartet whose album, Person to Person is released in a couple weeks on June 23rd. This track “Vacationing People” is the third track and it’s a good one. Equal parts Delta Spirit, Walkmen, and maybe an unequal part of Summer because this is certainly a warm weather kind of song from a warm weather kind of album. Definitely one to keep an eye on, which has become the norm from Secretly Canadian.
Sunset Rubdown is mostly Spencer Krug who you may know from such bands as Wolf Parade and Swan Lake. The man is no slouch when it comes to putting out albums, that’s for sure. When you are so prolific though it can sometimes be easy to sacrifice quality for quantity but such is not the case here. “Idiot Heart” off the new Sunset Rubdown album Dragonslayer runs you through the indie rock gauntlet that is bound to leave you worn out and tattered and wanting more when the end comes. The fact that Jagjaguwar can release this and Dinosaur Jr. in one week really makes you wonder: Do these people have any concern for our wallets at all?