Last Week in Music | 04/06/08 – 04/13/08

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Blue Ridge Mountains by Fleet Foxes

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Creature Fear by Bon Iver

So Last Week in Music turned out to be an AWESOME week in music, with lots of great new stuff that’s going to last me all throughout the summer.
First off was French Kicks, who I still want to write aboue separately, but I keep forgetting cuz’ I’m lame. But I swear I will because I want to spill my guts about how great this album is and how I’m going to be listening to it all summer long.

Then came M83, who’s new album Saturday = Youth has really grown on me quite a bit. I find it’s best to listen to it at night while working, it’s a lot easier to hear the subtlety of it when it’s more quiet in the world. After that was Fleet Foxes whom I absolutely adore. They have a very folk/70’s rock sound, the lead singer sounds a lot like Jim James from My Morning Jacket, but I like Fleet Foxes better I think. This will be another album I listen to all summer long.

Devendra Banhart pops up 4th because I listened to almost every album of his one night and continued on into the next day. He really is one of my favorite musicians. Then there was Belle & Sebastian and Air (who show up almost every week), then Conor Oberst, and Yo La Tengo.

There were two more new editions towards the end of the list though, Los Campesinos! and Bon Iver. Los Campesinos! are seven kids from England singing and shouting at the top of their lungs in the most fun way you can imagine. I can totally see these folks putting on an amazing live show where you scream along to all the words.

The other greatest thing I’ve come across is Bon Iver, who’s real name is Justin Vernon, a dude from Wisconsin who sounds like an acoustic version of Tv on the Radio, or at least that’s the first thing I thought about when I heard him. His music is carried by his amazing voice, and his instrumentals are equally awesome. He will also be played all summer long, so be sure to check him out and the rest of the folks I spoke about, they’re all damn amazing.

Bobby

April 14, 2008