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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

CMJ CD: Issue 140

Sonic Youth is on the cover of the new CMJ New Music Monthly. Evidently they have a new album out. The Futureheads felt like a chat as well, and it just so happens that they have a new disc out too!

Speaking of discs, this month's CMJ disc is pretty good, notwithstanding one track that sent me scurrying for the "stop" button.

The magazine itself includes several short interviews, including ones with Mr. Lif (explaining three of his songs), Smoosh's drummer Chloe (discussing a recent read), Dabrye, Psapp, and Cut Chemist.

Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche is also interviewed. He has a solo album, Mobile, which he's promoting with an interactive monkey chant player on his website. I tried it a couple times and felt it needed more monkey.

CMJ Vol. 140 CD Track Listing:

1. Sonic Youth - Incinerate
2. The Futureheads - Skip To The End
3. An Albatross - Hairobics (ACK! MAKE IT STOP!)
4. The Lashes - Please, Please, Please
5. Annie Stela - It's You (available on the There Is A Story Here EP. Swirly, bouncy pop, with handclaps)
6. Dead Celebrity Status - We Fall We Fall
7. Blow Up Hollywood - WMD
8. Brandi Carlile - Throw It All Away (available on Brandi Carlisle Plaintive, lovely, alt-country. It's a bit twangy too)
9. Aberdeen City - God Is Going To Get Sick Of Me
10. Myriad - Stretched Over
11. Joshua Radin - Closer
12. SCANNeRS - Lowlife
13. Ane Brun - Song No. 6 (Featuring Ron Sexsmith) (available on A Temporary Dive. Brun sings a bright, cheery love song, but Sexsmith's vocals don't quite mesh with hers, and are pretty droopy. Perhaps we are to conclude that they're not such a happy couple. Or we can watch the video and then draw our conclusions)
14. Deflator Mouse - Bright Eyes
15. Persephone's Bees - City Of Love (available on Notes From The Underworld. Silly, groovy synthpop concoction)
16. Smoosh - Find A Way
17. Motorhead - King Of Kings
18. Donavon Frankenreiter - Move By Yourself
19. Coheed & Cambria - Ten Speed (Of God's Blood And Burial)
20. David Ford - I Don't Care What You Call Me (available on I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused. Angsty singer-songwriter with romantic problems, talent)


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