Thursday, January 15, 2009

2009 Odds & Ends

After a quick, put-your-best-of-list-together respite from new releases, music fans everywhere are getting hit with flow of new 2009 albums, plenty of which are highly anticipated and already raking in top reviews. Here's some of the best preview tracks:

Bon Iver - Blood Bank
Neko Case - People Got A Lotta Nerve
Handsome Furs - I'm Confused
Heartless Bastards - The Mountain
A.C. Newman - Submarines of Stockholm
Elvis Perkins - Shampoo

And NPR is turning into the best source around for new music, giving exclusive sneak peaks of full albums:

Animal Collective - Merryweather Post Pavilion (Jan. 19)
Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream (Jan. 19)
M. Ward - Hold Time
Andrew Bird - Noble Beast

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