September 23, 2008

Jaque LeMure

I'm on a pretty serious new music kick lately, especially after seeing Maps & Atlases on Wednesday and Sunset Rubdown on Sunday. Both were great shows, although Sunset Rubdown played a whole bunch of songs I didn't know, despite being intimately familiar with their two most recent LPs, and The Maps & Atlases show was empty more or less.

Happymatic is an album by Hilotrons that I've been listening to almost every day for the past week or so. They're from Canada. If you liked the most recent Of Montreal (er, well not the most recent anymore but previously the most recent, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer) you need to find this album now.

This brings me to Skeletal Lamping, the new release/not yet actually released album by Of Montreal. It's weird and crazy and zany and everything that Of Montreal never was before Satanic Panic in The Attic. Get it.

A few other albums warranting much less discussion: The Walkmen released a new album that is pretty decent. Same with Arctic Monkeys. Right now I'm listening to Lunglihgt [sic] by The Shaky Hands for the first time and I'm digging it.


David D said...

I must say, Of Montreal has long had a tendency to be zany or whatever BEFORE "Sunlandic", case in point "Coquelicot" and the album which houses the name of your entry.

However, Kevin Barnes manages to up the ante with each record, making it a completely new and different Of Montreal each time, while maintaining a certain amount of congruity. This one is surely no exception, but I'd venture a guess that it is his best work since "Coquelicot".