Monday, June 6, 2011

Something Old, Something New

Secret Cities: "Pink Graffiti"
Like a darker cousin to Grizzly Bear's "Veckatimest," this 2010 album rolls along on vocal harmonies and guitar jangle, bringing to mind the first reaches of Autumn--all gray and green and a little disquieting, even in all of its sunny splendor. 
(Secret Cities released their second album last month--also worthy of purchase.)

Brian Olive: "Two of Everything"
Brian Olive, formerly of the Greenhornes, releases his second album--produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys--tomorrow.  He brings to the table everything from Dr. John to T. Rex, and it somehow all comes together in an insane mix of synth, guitar, and horns.  It's a vaguely prog-y mash of garage rock and anything else he could think of--and somehow it works.  (I can't even begin to explain it.)

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