Out This Week 7/28

The height of summer sees the lowest number of hot releases, proven by the lack of familiar names among the new albums out this week, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking out some new music that you might otherwise miss, like the debut from Timber Timbre, a one-man project from Toronto’s Taylor Kirk. Don’t let the slow tempo fool you; you’ll quickly find yourself swaying to the cool, dark, groovy folk melodies. Simultaneously eerie and soothing, Timber Timbre recalls Tindersticks and Dream City Film Club, a rustic (David) Lynchian cinema of sound (in fact, Lynch’s own music project, the 50’s inspired Fox Bat Strategy, sounds quite similar) grown right from Taylor Kirk’s bedroom. So break open a copy of Cormac McCarthy’s Outer Dark or slip Mulholland Drive into the DVD player, turn down the lights and up the music, and let Timber Timbre overtake you as you sit there, feet kicked up, sweating through your t-shirt, waiting for night’s relief from the heat.

Timber Timbre – Lay Down In The Tall Grass

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As for the rest, you’d do well to check out the new releases from Band of Skulls, who were just at the Capitol Hill Block Party, Howling Bells, Brian Glaze (formerly of The Brian Jonestown Massacre), Kevin Hearn, and DFA duo YACHT. Take note of Largehearted Boy’s list before heading out to your favorite (air conditioned) record shop:

Band of Skulls – I Know What I Am
from Baby Darling Doll Face Honey on Shangri-La Music

Bird and Flower – Hot Boots (MP3)
from Here We Cease Our Motion on Sunken Treasure Records

Blacklist – Flight of the Demoiselles (MP3)
from Midnight of the Century on Wierd Records

Brian Glaze – Bad News (MP3)
from Green Living on World Famous In SF

Kevin Hearn – Huntsville.ca (MP3)
from Havana Winter on Six Shooter Records

Howling Bells – Cities Burning Down
from Radio Wars on Nettwerk Records

Owl City – Fireflies
from Ocean Eyes on Universal Republic Records

Rainbow Arabia – Harlem Sunrise (MP3)
from Kabukimono on Manimal Vinyl

Sugarplum Fairies – First Rate Show (MP3)
from Chinese Leftovers on Starfish Records

Timber Timbre – Lay Down In The Tall Grass (MP3)
from Timber Timbre on Arts & Crafts

Vaudeville – Driving (MP3)
from Devil’s Knocking on JAXART Records

Wet Cassette – 24 Hour Hearts (MP3)
from … From God’s Fang on JAXART Records

YACHT – Psychic City (MP3)
from See Mystery Lights on DFA Records

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