Out This Week 1/11/11

Release date 1/11/11: the second coolest binary date of the year (right after 11/11/11), and the first real week of new albums this year. What does 2011 hold? 50 more weeks remain, full of highly anticipated releases from the likes of Radiohead, PJ Harvey, My Morning Jacket, Iron & Wine… and even The Wrens? Although there are likely to be many more great albums wait on, you’ll no doubt find enough on this week’s list of new releases to send you packing to your nearest record shop today… where, for example, you’ll find the latest from British Sea Power, who despite a few experimental excursions, are still going strong with their recognizable brand of dark post-punk anthems. Minneapolis band Tapes ‘N Tapes, early indie sensations in the rise of music blog credibility, have weathered whatever tempests lied along the way and have returned with their third album (once again self-released) in six years, at least partially returning to the quirky yet often raucous rockers that originally led bloggers to hail them as the second coming of the Pixies. You’ll also find the long-lived psych band Bardo Pond coming in with their eighth album. The much longer-lived British art-punk band Wire also returns, this time with their 10th studio album since 1977. Red Barked Tree proves that things don’t always mellow out with age.

Other releases include the latest from the goofy alterna-rena-rock band Cake, a promising debut from Scottish indie folk band Broken Records, a new collection from the “The Taildragger” T-Model Ford accompanied by local band GravelRoad, and the first official solo album from Yo Majesty’s Shunda K. There’s plenty more to be found on record shelves this week, so be sure to check Largehearted Boy’s list and the samples below before heading out.

Andy D – Hey Tina! (MP3)
from Songs In The Key Of Magic on Roaring Colonel Records

Bardo Pond – Don’t Know About You (MP3)
from Bardo Pond on Fire Records

British Sea Power – Living Is So Easy (MP3)
from Valhalla Dancehall on Rough Trade

Broken Records – A Darkness Rises Up (MP3)
from Let Me Come Home on 4AD

Cake – Sick of You
from Showroom of Compassion on Upbeat Records

Dearling Physique – Discipline Your Hands (MP3)
from Deadeye Dealer (self-released)

The Heligoats – A Word from Our Sponsor (MP3)
from Live Free & Let Loose on Greyday Records

Jane Lui – Jailcard (MP3)
from Goodnight, Company (self-released)

Madison – #1 (MP3)
from The Noise Some People Make EP on G Records

Sam Humans – Hate Is the New Love (MP3)
from Live Free & Let Loose on Greyday Records

Shunda K – Dancing (MP3)
from The Most Wanted on Fanatic Records

T-Model Ford – Comin’ Back Home (MP3)
from Taledragger on Alive Records

Tape Deck Mountain – It Goes Down (MP3)
from Secret Serf EP on Lefse Records

Tapes ‘N Tapes – Freak Out (MP3)
from Outside on Ibid Records

Abigail Washburn – Chains (MP3)
from City of Refuge on Rounder Records

Wire – Two Minutes (MP3)
from Red Barked Tree on Pink Flag

X-Ray Press – The Terms (In the Colors of Our DNA) (MP3)
from UVB-76 on X-Ray Press Inc.

Young Circles – Sharp Teeth (MP3)
from Bones (self-released)

This entry was posted in KEXP, Out This Week! and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Eugenia
    Posted January 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    You forgot to mention Millionyoung, who you featured as Song Of The Day, just today! :o)

  2. Posted January 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Thanks. Didn’t forget. I don’t usually add in the digital releases. There are too many different release dates to keep track of and digital releases are the most mercurial. The physical release of Millionyoung’s debut isn’t until next month.

  3. Ari
    Posted January 13, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    I’m so glad Dearling Physique is finally getting some attention! Their video for Discipline Your Hands is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVQGZ3JzzeA

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories