Indie Rock Tuesday(s)

It’s a very interesting couple of weeks for “indie” music fans as the new release calendar brings a bevy of goodies from some well-established names.

The first of these, out today, is Morrissey‘s ninth solo album.  Years of Refusal is providing Steven Patrick Morrissey with some of his best reviews in a decade and a half.  Hurtling towards a 50th birthday in May, the prolific rockster delivers a solid reminder of why we appreciated Moz in the first place.

Next up (and also available through US retailers today) is the latest Red Hot compilation, Dark Was The Night.  New material from My Morning Jacket, Spoon and Arcade Fire is enough to sell me.  Add in 28 other exclusive originals and covers by such artists as Jose Gonzalez, Bon Iver and The National and this becomes a must-own.  Contributing to charity is the cherry on top.

And finally, also providing a new compilation for a worthy charity is War Child: Heroes.  An all-cover affair, this one answers the question of what Beck would sound like covering Bob Dylan, Elbow covering U2, or Franz Ferdinand covering Blondie.  Can’t wait to hear these versions and 13 others.  Fortunately, the wait is a short one as this becomes available in the US next Tuesday, February 24th.

By the way, be sure to check out allmusic.com if you are ever in need of a comprehensive list of new and upcoming releases.  They’ll even send you an update in their new release newsletter.

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~ by acm213 on February 17, 2009.

2 Responses to “Indie Rock Tuesday(s)”

  1. I love Morrissey’s new album!! That man makes me smile. I bought his album for cheap too on Amazon because they’re having a sale: http://www.amazon.com/Years-Of-Refusal/dp/B001RJJBM6/ref=amb_link_83691211_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=browse&pf_rd_r=0NYVSBFEQGFMM7FAGXHE&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=469988731&pf_rd_i=163856011

    Buy it if you haven’t but pass this on if you have! I’m way excited to see him at coachella!

  2. […] from it, actually.  His Modern Guilt was one of the unsung releases of last year and his recent addition to the War Child: Heroes compilation is an instant […]

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