Watch I Dream Of Crystal’ and hang on a little bit longer before Turning The Mind hits stores in October.
UK band Maps are set to release the new single ‘I Dream Of Crystal’ on September 14th featuring remixes by Steve Lawler and Solo. If you’d like to hear some of that, head to the old myspace to take a listen.
I’m into the original version. Very in-line with what I’m used to from Maps. Only thing that doesn’t quite work for me is James Chapman whisper-singing the line ‘Get the fuck off my case’ at the 2:09 mark. Not sure if it gets the point across.
If you’re in the UK, you’ll have a chance to catch the live show at either Cargo in London or Bestival in the Isle of Wight. Details here.
Stereogum has a new Radiohead song. A week after the band released a song for the passing of UK’s last WWI vet, we’re now getting a taste of a song that probably is called ‘These Are My Twisted Words’. No new record for a while, so we’ll have to wait. Not sure if this one will tie me over.
Noah and the Whale are set to release The First Days of Spring, the follow-up to the London-based quartet’s Gold-selling 2008 debut, Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down. The record comes accompanied by a film, directed by the band’s Charlie Fink, which runs the length of the album.
Look for both October 6th. In the meantime, grab a remix of the song Blue Skies by Twelves here.
Here’s a teaser for the film. Looks pretty awesome.
This is not my list for favorite albums of 2007. I’m still working on that as we speak.
This list is kind of a 2007 listening road map for me.
*Some songs may have been released in ’06, but I heard them for the first time this year. As well, they are in no order whatsoever.
Down The Line by Jose Gonzalez. Check MOKB.
Northwestern Girls by Say Hi
Videotape (Acoustic) by Thom Yorke. Get it at Good Weather.
Your English Is Good by Tokyo Police Club
Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave
Pop Rocks by Saturna
Weighty Ghost by Wintersleep
Sandy by Caribou
Hold Your Secrets To Your Heart by Miracle Fortress. Get it from Matt.
It Will Find You by Maps
West Coast by Coconut Records
1 2 3 4 by Feist
Oh, The Boss Is Coming by Charlemagne
Sing! Captain by Handsome Furs
Anti-Anti (Stutter remix) by Snowden. Thats a tricky one to find, check iTunes.
Take Your Medicine by Cloud Cult
Winding Watch by Rebekah Higgs