Hey folks! Since summer can be a slow time for new releases, we thought we’d take a brief time-out to remind you of some of our favorite records from 2013 so far. In no particular order, here are a few MadCity staff favorites you may have missed.
Sweet Talk “Pickup Lines”
We might be kinda suckers for good power-pop/garage-revival stuff here at MadCity, but you really can’t blame us after hearing this Austin outfit’s punchy rhythms and shiny hooks. Plus, the inner sleeve with the LP has a picture where one band member is wearing an Iron Maiden T-shirt and another is wearing a Gentleman Jesse T-shirt. Clearly, this is a group you can trust.
Handsome Family “Wilderness”
The ever-intriguing folk duo return with a set of songs focused on the natural world, plus a tune inspired by Wisconsin’s own famous window smasher, Mary Sweeney. They’re playing at the High Noon Saloon on July 20!
And now, new releases for July 2!
Sly And Robbie “Stepper Takes The Taxi”
Pretty Lights “Color Map Of The Sun”
John Scofield “Uberjam Deux”
Editors “The Weight Of Your Love”
Fall Out Boy “The Document”
Owen “L’Ami Du Peuple”