Some interesting music out there as usual. The new Kings of Leon "Only By The Night" has been out for sometime but I'm just now getting around to it. I really enjoyed the first two singles "Crawl" and "Sex on Fire". They both seemed to have less of that classic rock sound but more stadium rock as did Because of the Times. I'm convinced this band can add little dashes of any genre and make it sound genuine and natural. Its hard to choose a favorite off this album as I like all of them. The first track "Closer" (Download below) is one that sticks out to me right now.
Next, Vampire Weekend. I really enjoyed their self title release from earlier in the year but hadnt given it much more thought until this past week when I saw their new single "Ottoman" (Download below) which is featured in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist starring Michael Cerra. I really like this song, it could easily have been on their debut album and maybe was a B-side. Anyway, I wonder how this movie will be? I'm a big Cerra fan but I'm a little skeptical about this movie for some reason.
Finally, an album that was completely off my radar and I just stumbled upon it late this week. The Sea and Cake released Car Alarm. I've still been enjoying Everybody which was released May '07. This Chicago band never seems to disappoint, they can instantly bring a smile to a frowny face. Several favorites off this one but I've posted my ultimate faves- "On a Letter" and "Weekend" (Download Below) for the time being. I'll try to post more but its the busy season for me at work.
Have a good week everybody... All songs are below or you can listen in the White Box to the Right. TBY.