Destroyer – Kaputt – Merge Records
DMX Crew – Disco Theme – Permanent Vacation
Lord Of The Isles – We Were There (Dancin’ Freestyle) – Solardisco
Oliver – All Night – Pulse Recordings
Danism – Love The Way (Crazy P Remix) – Defected
Evan Evans – Repitition – Instruments Of Rapture
Stubbs – Good Morning Good Day – Relish Recordings
Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix) – LL Recordings
Robyn – Indestructable (The Krays Remix) – Konichiwa
Cut Copy – I Need You Now – Modular
If you were into the Sacred Harp album that I posted earlier, then you’re gonna love this one. William Tyler lives in Nashville and plays in Lambchop (a familiar name for indie rock devotees), and has contributed to records by Silver Jews and Bonnie Prince Billy, among others. This is his solo debut, and it’s filled with some pretty wonderful open-tuning folk guitar instrumentals. I particularly love the small little details, like the crickets you hear at the beginning and end of “Missionary Ridge,” (also check the way he utilizes a music box in this video, where he performs that track live), or the sigh that closes the album following “Ponotic.” It’s stuff like this that makes me long for a cabin in the woods with a wood burning fire place and nothing but snow and trees as far as you can see.
Really, really in love with this Destroyer album lately. Kaputt is like some kind of amazing balearic rock dream that occurred in 1984, only to be recalled decades later. The title track is below (and you can view the songs bizarrely awesome video here). The whole album is wonderful, and will be available on January 25th.