Hannah Georgas “Waste”
For Evelyn (Dine Alone Records)
RIYL: Less histrionic Florence + The Machine, Feist, some Tori Amos
Hannah’s fourth album—named after her grandmother—will be released Friday (June 24). Anyone catch her at the Molson Amphitheatre last Friday opening for City and Colour? If not, you can catch her at the KOI Fest at the Parking Lot in Kitchener the same day the album comes out.
Red Hot Chili Peppers “We Turn Red”
The Getaway (Warner)
RIYL: The idea of a slightly rebooted Chili Peppers
There’s something…different about the Chili Peppers with this album. Danger Mouse—replacing Rick Rubin as producer—has added a new dimension to the band’s sound. Given the band’s long-term formula for success, this was a highly risky move. So far, though, it seems to be paying off as people seem to like the new textures. And yeah, the intro of the song comes right out of David Essex’s “Rock On.”
Blink-182 “Rabbit Hole”
Another couple of weeks and we’ll finally have the new Blink-182 album. It seems like we’ve been talking about it forever, doesn’t it?p>
Phantogram “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”
RIYL: Curve (almost), Portishead (kinda), Broken Bells (maybe)
The third album from Sarah and Josh won’t be here until September 16, but this single is already getting some worldwide attention. They promise that the record is much more bombastic, dark and sample-heavy than previous work. Lots of heartbreak, too.
Krief “Life As It Happens”
Automanic Red (Cadence)
RIYL: Dears (obviously), Sam Roberts (you’ll hear why), Bowie’s “Heroes” (you’ll get it)
Written in three minutes (allegedly), Patrick Krief (yeah, the guy from The Dears) brought in Sam Roberts to help with the backing vocals on the first single from his fourth solo album. Much of the record was made on an alpaca farm in Kelowna. What? I could make up something like that?