Happy New Music Tuesday — or should I say, “Happy Sainthood Day.” Sure, a few of you care about what else is happening in the world of new releases (myself included), but I’d be willing to bet that most of you just can’t wait to get your paws on a copy of the latest Tegan and Sara jams.
It’s not just you, it’s the Twitterverse too — #Sainthood has become one of the top ten trending topics on Twitter today. The Quin sisters should be very proud.
Amanda Jenssen — Amanda Jenssen (Sony BMG)
Thanks to AfterEllen.com reader AmarulaTree, I can treat my ears to the second release from the Swedish Idol runner-up. Not only is she eye candy, she’s also got a great sound. Check out the title track “Happyland.”
Dragonette — Fixin to Thrill (I Surrender Records)
If the sounds of saccharine electro-pop make you feel warm inside, Toronto’s Dragonette will be just the band for you. The foursome, led by Martina Sorbara, is putting out their second album a wee bit later than expected. To apologize to their fans for making them wait just a second longer, they’ve posted a free download to their song “Pick Up the Phone.” (Check the link above.)
Broadcast — Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age (Warp Records)
It’s been four years and they’re down a few members but Broadcast is back in the game with their 23-song lyrical dreamscape. Trish Keenan‘s vocals are not of this era. If you enjoy this album, definitely go back and grab 2003’s Haha Sound.
Did I miss any of the new releases you’re amped up about this week?