Last Week In Music | 08/19 – 08/26

I’ve decided to try something new here for Monday mornings. keeps track of all them music I listen to, except for when I’m in the car. It’s basically recording what I listen to 16 hours out of the day for 5 days a week, and then a little more intermittently on the weekend, depending upon what’s going on. So I thought I’d start posting a weekly tally of what I was listening to the previous week!

So based upon the chart above, I’ve listened to the new Jens Lekman album, Night Falls Over Kortedala, a whole lot. I was a big fan of ‘Oh You’re So Silent Jens‘, but this new album destroys all the others. The record comes out on October 9th, so be sure to keep a look out!

Next is the new Earlimart record, Mentor Tormentor, which could possibly be in the top 5 albums of the year. Moving away from their overly fragile/depressing style on the last record, their totally kicking ass and making some of the most layered, beautiful music they’ve ever created. The best way I can describe it is somewhere between Elliot Smith (duh) and The Dandy Warhols circa ‘Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia’. Go check out their site to hear some of the tracks from the new album!

The rest of the list includes Mike Andrews, someone I will be posting about seperately. My all-time favorites Belle & Sebastian and Rilo Kiley’s new record, Under the Blacklight (which isn’t that great, seriously disappointing).
Then there’s Thurstoon Moore’s new album, Trees Outside the Academy, which is like a stripped down, acoustic version of Sonic Youth. It’s completely amazing. After that is Caribou’s new record Andorra, Jarvis Cocker’s newest, The Thrills AMAZING new album, Teenager, and of course, the lovely Travis.

Check back next Monday for a new update!

Update: My friend FW over at unfolded/now has decided to join me in posting his previous weeks tunes, as well as the folks over at DTYBYWL… just go to their site to see what that means, haha. Everyone should do this!

August 27, 2007