Noteworthy Releases: 10/23/07

It’s Tuesday. New CD day! There are three albums that came out today that I’d like to take a moment to highlight. Each one exhibiting a certain amount of experimental fervor, these are albums for those of you who desire a little more depth in your music.

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first.

Phosphorescent – Pride

Fans of Bonnie Prince Billy (Will Oldham) must check this one out, Phosphorescent is all that’s great about Oldham and a little more. You might catch an air of Devendra Banhart or Grizzly Bear on here as well. Gothic loveliness drifts throughout Pride with grace and trembling. The sad folk of Phosphorescent invokes a spiritual introspection within the listener like a southern gospel song behind a Midwest winter’s stroll, it’s Americana as it should be.

check out one of the tracks from Pride:

A Picture of Our Torn Up Praise

Pride was released on Dead Oceans records.

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second.

Castanets – In the Vines

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Asthmatic Kitty’s Rafter assisted greatly in making In the Vines wonderful. There’s a good deal of experimentation going on amidst Castanets’ fairly straightforward, singer-songwriter Americana, nearly resulting in quirkiness (though never entirely). But I don’t have to say much, you can listen yourself. The whole album is streaming now for our listening pleasure.

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third.

Black Dice – Load Blown

A crude title indeed. But welcome to the Art House. You’ll hardly ever find roses and petunias in here. Black Dice is experimental, noisy stuff folks. Be aware of it. Don’t close your mind too soon. There may be value in this art for you. (For fans of Wolf Eyes, Animal Collective, Lightning Bolt) Released on DFA Records (LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip).

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