Let me start by saying that I’m sorry I didn’t give The Cliks some love last week. I did do a review in Sound Check, so I was giving the new Gossip album some attention since I was finally able to get a listen to it all!
But since so many of you are fans of the queer Canadian trio, I’ll give them some face time, like with this wonderful photo:
Since Dirty King came out last week, you’ve probably been able to hear tracks like single “Career Suicide,” which make the alt-rock album stand out from other modern rock songs from today. This time around, the line-up is stripped down to frontman/guitarist Lucas Silveira, bassist Jen Benton and drummer Morgan Doctor, and the songs are also a little more stripped down and rawer than 2007’s Snakehouse.
Silveria appears on the album cover with his shirt off, seated in a boxing ring, hunched over from being punched in the face and gut. He recently told Spinner.com:
It’s a great concept, and a great album. Check it out of if you haven’t already.
Here’s what’s new in stores today:
The Fiery Furnaces — I’m Going Away(Thrill Jockey Records)
The eccentric brother and sister duo of Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger release their eighth full-length this week with their blend of art rock and folk-pop, citing inspiration from the television show Taxi. It’s an acquired indie taste, but if you dig bizarre soundscapes, you’ll like The Fiery Furnaces.
Tanya Tucker — My Turn(Saguaro Road Records)
The country singer, author and celebrated TV personality returns to music with covers of men’s country classics. She puts a spin on songs like “Wine Me Up”, “Lovesick Blues”, “Ramblin’ Fever” and “Oh Lonesome Me.” If you’ve loved her before, you’ll love her again.
What’s on your playlist this week?