This past week has been like Hanukkah for anyone in love with good, modern music. Seemingly each new day recently has seen a different and excellent band putting up their new albums for free streaming. Better than gelt!
Right now, the Hold Steady
is getting my day off to a good start in the way that only the Hold Steady can do.
The Brooklyn rocker-poets' upcoming record, Heaven is Whatever
, is streaming in its entirity over at NPR
. First impression: It's lush, and more promising than 2008's thudding Stay Positive
Just prior to Coachella last week--where they sounded excellent--LCD Soundsystem
put their new album, This Is Happening
, on their website for complete listening
. It's reportedly the brainy, self-referential dance-punk act's final album. And it's got a few classics on it for sure.