Another week, another batch of Tuneage-approved releases. As usual, all links end at Amazon.
- Beck - One Foot in the Grave (Extra tracks) (Buy the CD)
- The Boy Least Likely To - The Law of the Playground (Buy the CD/MP3s)
- The Datsuns - Headstunts (Buy the CD)
- Death Cab for Cutie - The Open Door EP (Buy the CD/MP3s)
- Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart (Buy the CD/MP3s)
- Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come (Buy the CD/MP3s)
- Metric - Fantasies (Buy the CD/MP3s)
- Papercuts - You Can Have What You Want (Buy the CD/MP3s)
- Prefuse 73 - Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian (Buy the CD/MP3s)
- Silversun Pickups - Swoon (Buy the CD/MP3s) (Artwork pictured above)
Silversun Pickups - “Well Thought Out Twinkles”
At the DC Tumblr meetup last night, this band was playing on the jukebox as we were about to leave the bar for a house party. I’d never heard of Silversun Pickups, and it just so happens that this was one of the attendees’ favorite bands. They sound a bit like Smashing Pumpkins, and I’m still in disbelief that it’s a guy singing.
Through intoxication and being asked if we had trust funds, I think someone told me that the band is from the Silver Lake district of L.A. She also knew that they named themselves after the local Silversun Liquor Store. This song is from the Carnavas album, and according to their website, Silversun Pickups are working on a new album.