Well I've heard "Get On Your Boots" by U2, the latest single from the new album and all I can say is that mainstream music is going continue to falter. Major label bands will pick-up where they left off in 2008 - selling less, appealing to fewer and whoring more in '09. Comcast I am sure will do it's best to pick from the indie scene and try harder to find music like M83 and Noah And The Whale to try and cross-over to it's ritualistic formula pop. I heard on Live 105.3 yesterday that M83 was an "underground" band that was just being discovered. Funny they made most of the top 20 album blogs for 2008. Not very un-discovered, but possibly not mainstream -- yet. For every Animal Collective popping, we'll get the old re-treads like Jonas Brothers and Coldplay (see the Grammys - coming up). For 2009, I have plucked a group of notable bands (researched from SPIN, NME, Blogs, etc.) that may buck the trend. These upcomers are on indie labels for the most part, but are popping up in multiple sites and on multiple radars. Take a listen and please buy something from them if you like it. Propogate and philanthropize their music! They are great bands and they deserve the plugs.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
McCrank's Juke - Upcoming Albums (2009)
Here is a list from the major music labels, who will be releasing albums in 2009. Looks like a lot of the big names, like U2, Eminem, Morrissey and the likes. I am excited at the prospect of there being 10 times this amount, once we filter in the smaller indies and one-off records from smaller bands like Bat for Lashes and the Helio Sequence. I suppose some of the bands that blew up in 2007/2008 are anxious to follow-up with another album, so there will be some return visits from MGMT and possibly Santigold as well -- as yet unplanned but expected. What albums are you looking forward to? Are you pushing anything? McCrank's Juke just released the mix-tape for January, so my favorites are out as a mix of indie, old hits and best of's.
05. Lily Allen - It’s Not Me, It’s You
09. Beirut - March of the Zapotec EP + Realpeople - Holland EP
14. Massive Attack - Weather Underground
16. U2 - No Line on the Horizon
20. Pearl Jam - Ten [Reissue]
25. Dr. Dre - Detox
26. Eminem - Relapse
29. Silversun Pickups - Swoon
30. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - TBA