- Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
- Easily my favorite release of the year so far. Amazing. This one actually came out last week (4/1) and I would have missed it but I got a tip from the great Rick Altizer
(check out Rick's own great power pop here: www.rickaltizer.com
). Tally Hall had an indie release of the same name a couple of years ago, but this is really their debut. They've remixed and even done some new recording for their first major release. This is power pop meets Queen
...lots of wild and varied influences, but what will keep this one in your player are the great songs with layers and layers of vocals and production that will blow your mind. I will feature a track or two on my next ObviousPopCast. The video for the song Good Day is a must see, check it out:
Cloud Cult - Feel Good Ghosts - Amazing new album from a Minneapolis band. You have to hear this record.
Was (Not Was) - Boo! I love this one! Frank Zappa meets James Brown meets the Talking Heads with lots of Detroit soul mixed in.
Eric Avery - Help Wanted - Cool keyboards and layers and I really love the album cover. This is one of the Jane's Addiction guys. Not for everyone but I like it.
Cut/Copy - In Ghost Colours - Electronic/wave keyboard stuff. I dig it.
Man Man - Rabbit Habits - Weird stuff. I haven't really listened yet, but the songs and clips I heard online were good. If it's really good I'll put up a post next week and let you know.