It's been less then a whole month and boy can the music business pivot on a dime in just a few short weeks. We've got Guns N' Roses to look forward to, an amazing new Cure album out and a bunch of Obama based songs dropping as easy as last night's Indian buffet-sized shit. Now last month my mix-tape featured a retro feel, but I fear I have too much indie banging up this listing. Hot bands like M83 (on tour near you now!) and new albums from stellastarr, including a couple of gothy tracks, are making music waves faster then I can write about them. Fuck you Pitchfork, keep paying your corporate monkeys to crank out their Weezer, Oasis and Radiohead based posts. You are like Clear Channel, Foo Fighters anyone?
I am trying out here, holding it down with a few solid off-the-chart bands and up-and-comers, like The Knux. Sprinkle in a few sophmore bands delivering albums in time for your Christmas stocking. Take a listen, McCrank up their Myspace pages and see if some of these bands don't shout out 80's rock mixed in with Interpol-vibes. You were warned.
McCrank's Juke - November Mix (2008)
01. This is Nowhere - The Airborne Toxic Event
02. Couleurs - M83
03. Stay Entertained - stellastarr*
04. A Strange Day - The Cure
05. Violent Heartstrings - The Opposite Sex
06. G.L.O.W - The Smashing Pumpkins
07. Unloveable - The Smiths
08. Fuss And Fight - The Dazzling Strangers
09. Believe (feat. D'Angelo) - Q-Tip
10. Playboys - The Knux