On the radar
A few upcoming releases of note...
Annie Clark (of Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan's touring band) is St. Vincent. She has been the recipient of considerable blog love for a while and it's just been revealed that her debut, Marry Me, is due in July. Her one-sheet describes her music as "cinematic pop," and that seems fitting. It is an amalgam of numerous styles of American music -- rock, folk, jazz, and pop. Gorilla vs. Bear reports that the full-length is a stunner, and I'm looking forward to hearing it.
St. Vincent - Now Now
St. Vincent is currently on tour with John Vanderslice.
Merge Records will release the third full-length album from The Rosebuds, Night of the Furies, tomorrow (April 10). The track they've released is somewhere between classic disco and the moody post-punk so prevalent the past few years. I'd be interested in further reports from those who have heard the entire release.
The Rosebuds - Get Up Get Out
For the bargain hunters, C&T's friends at Joe Rockhead are offering Night of the Furies for $8.98.
Richard Swift releases the first single from his Dressed Up for the Letdown, "Kisses for the Misses," on May 22. It's a 7" of song in question, a whimsical piano-driven pop tune somewhere on the spectrum between Elvis Costello and Rufus Wainwright.
Here is the A-side, along with one of the two B-side tracks:
Richard Swift - Kisses for the Misses
Richard Swift - Paisley Park
Both releases are available from Secretly Canadian.