Out This Week 5/6

Hopefully, while everybody’s waiting for DCFC’s Narrow Stairs to tumble down, they won’t miss all the terrific indie albums released this week from the likes of Tim Fite, Laura Gibson, No Age, The Republic Tigers, Shy Child, Matmos, The Long Blondes, Lykke Li, The Morning Benders, Elvis Costello, and so many others! (Check out Largehearted Boy’s list for the dizzying array.)

One of the most exciting releases this week has to be Firewaters’ The Golden Hour, the first album from Tod A. after a three year sabbatical through the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and South East Asia, from which he brought back sound snippets, samples, and even musicians to create a dark, sultry, belligerent album — certainly his best yet! So roll out your Rupees and head down to your local song merchant, but first have a taste of these fine treats:

Animal Collective – Water Curses
from the EP Water Curses on Domino Records

Firewater – Borneo (MP3)
from The Golden Hour on Bloodshot Records

Tim Fite – Yesterday’s Garden (MP3) (from Spin)
from Fair Ain’t Fair on Anti-.

Gentleman Auction House – The Book of Matches (MP3)
from The Book of Matches EP on Emergency Umbrella

Laura Gibson – All the Pretty Horses (MP3)
from Six White Horses on Hush Records

Scott Kelly – The Ladder in my Blood (MP3)
from The Wake on Neurot Recordings

The Long Blondes – Century (MP3)
from Couples on Rough Trade

Lykke Li – Little Bit (MP3)
from the Little Bit EP on The Control Group

Matmos – Rainbow Flag (MP3)
from Supreme Balloon on Matador

Meho Plaza – The Beach (MP3)
from Meho Plaza on Better Looking Records

The Morning Benders – Crosseyed (MP3)
from Talking Through Tin Cans on Plus One Records

mr. Gnome – Pirates (MP3)
from Deliver This Creature on El Marko Records

No Age – Erasure (MP3)
from Nouns on Sub Pop

Pattern Is Movement – Right Away (MP3)
from All Together on Hometapes

Pedaljets – Agnes Mind (MP3)
from Pedaljets (remastered) on Oxblood Records

The Republic Tigers – Buildings and Mountains (MP3)
from Keep Color on Chop Shop Records

Shy Child – Astronaut (MP3)
from Noise Won’t Stop on Kill Rock Stars

Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Doubt/Hope (MP3)
from Heartcore on Leaf

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