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New Release Update

Yeasayer – Odd Blood
Secretly Canadian / buy!

Odd Blood is the second studio album from Brooklyn’s experimental rockers Yeasayer. Fans haven’t seen a new LP from the group since 2007’s All Hour Cymbals, which received a slew of positive attention from all the “right” places. First single “Ambling Alp” was released by the band in late October.

Hot Chip – One Life Stand
Astralwerks / buy!

One Life Stand is the fourth studio album from London-based synth-pop quintet Hot Chip. The album has been held in pretty high anticipation after the success of 2008’s Made In The Dark, and is promised to sound more or less from the same vein.

Angelo Spencer – Et Les Hauts Sommets
K Recs / buy

If you aren’t quite sure why you recognize the name Angelo Spencer let me try and help – he is Kimya Dawson’s French Alp-born husband, who has opened for or been at any Kimya show you might have caught (especially during that wonderful Juno phase. Well, Angelo is more than capable of standing alone on his own two feet – which is obvious upon first listen to Et Les Hauts Sommets (translation: At The High Peaks), an instrumental piece you’ll be happy fell into your lap this month.

Also Out This Week:
Ben+Vesper – LuvInIdleness
The Besnard Lakes – Albatross
Best Coast – Something in the Way 7″
David Bowie – David Bowie: Deluxe Edition
Galactic – Ya-Ka-May
Georgia Anne Muldrow – King‘s Ballad
Hanoi Janes – Summer of Panic
Hunx and His Punx – Gay Singles
Kath Bloom – Thin Thin Line
Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose – Bridge Carols
Massive Attack – Heligoland
Pantha du Prince – Black Noise
Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
Redman – Reggie Noble 9 1/2
Title Tracks – It Was Easy
The Watson Twins – Talking to You, Talking to Me

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New Release Update – January 18

Spoon – Transference

Merge Records / buy!

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Austin-based, Britt Daniel backed Spoon. Music lovers tend to come from one of two viewpoints on the foursome – they either absolutely love them or are luke-warmly interested. Either way, I have a feeling their 7th release, Transference, is going to be a crowd-pleaser.
MP3: Spoon – “Written In Reverse ”

Surfer Blood – Afro Coast

Kanine / buy!

Every year there is a bucket full of over-hyped, Pitchfork-approved, blogged-to-death groups that put out a few good singles and one mediocre album. Surfer Blood seemed to be a good candidate for this category, but after hearing their debut Afro Coast , I have to say – this time the hypers got it right. These Palm Beach, 90’s throwback rockers are worth listening to.
MP3: Surfer Blood – “Swim”

Eels – End Times

Vagrant / buy!

When it comes to Eels, you pretty much know what you’re going to get. E has his scratchy, melancholy vocals and minimal guitar/piano/drum sound set in stone, so you’ll either like it or you won’t. The four track recording sounds bare and personal, and that’s because it is – one listen to the lyrics will have you uncomfortably involved in E’s loneliness and misery… just the way you like it.
MP3: Eels – “Little Bird”

Also Out This Week:
Blockhead – The Music Scene
Cold War Kids – Behave Yourself EP
Dinowalrus – %
Editors – In This Light And On This Evening
Josephine Foster – Graphic as a Star
The Hot Rats – Turn Ons
Infinite Body – Carve Out the Face of My God
Lindstrom & Christabelle – Real Life Is No Cool
Major Stars – Return to Form
Motion City Soundtrack – My Dinosaur Life
Red Krayola with Art and Language – Five American Portraits
RJD2 – The Colossus
Scout Niblett – The Calcination of Scout Niblett
Various Artists –
Pop Ambient 2010
Virulence – If This Isn’t a Dream… 1985-1989
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This Week In Mixery: “I Want You”

I Definitely never thought I’d be posting a James Blunt mp3 on Dust Sleeve, but life is full of surprises. Here are five artists that have covered Bob Dylan’s track “I Want You”, including the original version for your comparison pleasure.

“I Want You” Mixery [zip]
MP3: Tallest Man On Earth – I Want You (Daytrotter Session)
MP3: Bruce Springsteen – I Want You
MP3: Rock Plaza Central – I Want You
MP3: James Blunt – I Want You
MP3: Bob Dylan – I Want You

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News Briefs

Pre-Order Allison Weiss’s New Album + MP3’s + Tour
Allison Weiss
We here at DustSleeve happen to think Athens, GA’s Allison Weiss is pretty fantastic. Not only is she cute, a master of social media, as D.I.Y as they come, and a pretty serious pancake fan, she also happens to be really, really talented. November 24th marks the release of her first full-length LP (though sixth release), and you can expect nothing less than her signature quirk-pop appeal in a clean, catchy, hope-filled collection worth keeping on repeat over this holiday season. If you can’t wait to get your hands on the disk, you have TWO DAYS to pre-order …Was Right All Along and get a ton of goodies as your reward! For now you can hear two MP3’s from the album, and check the tour section at the bottom of the post for the first string of upcoming dates.

Daytrotter For Your iPhone
Daytrotter Your favorite site for a daily fix of in-studio magic is now at your fingertips…literally. For all of you hip enough to carry an iPhone you can now access the entire Daytrotter library for free if you download the Daytrotter App. Impress your relatives this Thanksgiving when you seamlessly switch from b-sides, covers, and alternate versions of your favorite rockers care of one horse loving band of studio engineers. Rad!


King Khan & BBQ Arrested + Blame Manager + Enjoy Shroomin’
If there’s one thing you don’t want to do in Oak Grove, Kentucky, it’s get caught with some far out shroomage. Our friends King Khan & BBQ had to learn it the hard way last week when Arish and Kristin got held up in the slammer for possession of illegal mushrooms. Although the blame was tried to put off on their manager/chaperone, the Christian County (yikes) Jail set the record straight. A few shows were cancelled and fans are left mostly un-surprised.

Sub Pop Releases New Beach House MP3
Beach House
While the alternative music world sits in waiting for the release of Beach House’s new one Teen Dream, their Seattle-based label Sub Pop let us at an early-download MP3 for track “Norway”. Enjoy.
MP3: Beach House – Norway

Tours: Allison Weiss, Future Islands, Rogue Wave & More Continue reading

Video Watch: White Rabbits + Britt Daniel / Gainsbourg + Beck

This week we’re video watching a pair of excellent pairings. The first comes from a recent White Rabbits show in San Francisco where the Brooklyn-based six-piece was joined on stage by Spoon’s Britt Daniel for a fairly excellent cover of John Lennon’s “Instant Karma”. Enjoy it, below!

I first fell in love with Charlotte Gainsbourg when she starred in the Michel Gondry French-flick, The Science of Sleep. After netflixing everything of hers I could get my hands on, I then moved on to her music catalog, namely 2006’s 5:55. Last month she started releasing tracks from her third and Beck-produced album IRM, and now it looks like we’ve got ourselves a video. Check out the Beck duet, “Heaven Can Wait”, available for your swooning pleasure below.
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New Release Update

Here’s What’s Hitting the Shelves this Week

casaJulian Casablancas ->
Phrazes for the Young
Rough Trade ->

You Probably remember Julian Casablancas as the vocalist and lead songwriter behind one of our favorite “The” bands of the early-2000’s – The Strokes. Casablancas’s foray into the world of solo-musicdome comes on the heels of side-project releases from bandmates Hammond, Fraiture, and Moretti. On paper this album sounds good, what with being produced by Jason Lader (Rilo Kiley) and Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk), and taking its name after a piece by Oscar Wilde. And actually – it sounds pretty good on ear, too. [I’d like to buy that, thank you]

MP3: Julian Casablancas – Out Of The Blue

coldCold Cave ->
Love Comes Close
Matador ->

If you’re interested in experimental synth-pop, or people who like to stick it to Pete Wentz, you should seriously consider purchasing Cold Cave’s Love Comes Close. Based in Philadelphia, Wesley Eisold is an ex-hardcore frontman who is now focusing on the rising popularity of his solo work. Love Comes Close was actually released previously under his own Heartworm Press, but tomorrow marks it’s re-pressing on Matador, making his material more accessible to the masses. Suck on that, Wentz. [I’d like to buy that, thank you]

MP3: Cold Cave – Life Magazine

raditudeWeezer >
Geffen ->

The Rainn-Wilson named Raditude is the 7th release from the Rivers Cuomo fronted Weezer, and that makes it officially 5 albums since the group has made something you can stomach (make it four if you loved “Hash Pipe” and “Island in the Sun”). Anyone who had their fingers crossed that the nerdy four-pack would revive their Pinkerton ways can rest easy – there’s no going back. Album cover, title, and knowledge of collabs with Lil’ Wayne and guys who produced songs for Avril and Kelly Clarkson are all you need to know – add it to the “suck” column and call it a day. [I’d like to buy that, but only because it comes with a limited edition Weezer snuggie (seriously), thank you]

MP3: Weezer – (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To

Also Out This Week:
Brilliant ColorsIntroducing
CFCF Continent
DevoQ: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo
Efterklang Performing Parades
FelixYou Are The One I Pick
Melanie FionaThe Bridge
Girls In Trouble S/T
Guided By Voices Suitcase 3
Half-Handed CloudCut Me Down and Count My Rings
HolopawOh Glory, Oh Wilderness
Curtis HarveyA Box of Stones
Taylor HollingsworthLife With A Slow Ear
Etienne Jaumet Night Music
Jookabox Dead Zone Boys
King Khan and the BBQ ShowInvisible Girl
LaarksAn Exhaltation of Laarks
Lymbic SystemShutter Release
Molina and JohnsonS/T
On FilmoreExtended Vacation
Ryan LeslieTransition
Shwayze – Let It Beat
The SwimmersPeople Are Soft
Systems OfficerUnderslept
Wale Attention Deficit
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Have You Met… Girls?

GirlsWhat is it about San Francisco and giving birth to good music? I mean seriously, what did Jerry Garcia drop in the water system to give the Bay area its talent pool?

Today marks the release of one of the soon-to-be most talked about albums of the month (year?), Album, by the lo-fi duo Girls. Hey, I’m just excited to see two non-beareded Sunshine Staters making music that matters. There’s something endearing about the goofy vocals and low maintenance instrumentation that these guys offer, and their more memorable tracks (See: “Lust For Life” and “Hellhole Retrace”) can easily hold their own as some of the standouts of the year so far. If you aren’t normally a garage-y, lo-fi kind of a person I would say give Album your ear, this is some pretty approachable music. If nothing else, at least give it a sample so you have something to offer the many Girls like-it-or-not? debates that will ensue over your PBR tall boy’s over the next month or two.

Girls – Lust For Life [mp3]