Friday, October 20, 2006

Five Excellent Albums For Röcktöber

On your next stop home from the liquor store or bear-baiting match why don't you stop at your local independant record store and purchase these outstanding albums for your phonograph machine?

Band Finally Getting Their Due
The Hold Steady: Boys and Girls In America:
Hard Rock Poetry from Brooklyn via Minneapolis. Just listen to the lyrics.

My Local Chicago Band of the Moment
The Changes: Today Is Tonight
The only unsigned band to play at Lollapolooza. Their debut is worth checking out.
If The Police and Minus the Bear had a baby it would be named The Changes.

UK/Irish Band I'm Currently Into
The 747's: Zampano
The 747's start where The Zutons left off. Why do all these Irish bands sound like they come from California? Their new album hasn't dropped in the states yet, but watch out when it does.

Still Good, Despite the Band Name
Now It's Overhead: Dark Light Daybreak
Not typical of music I usually listen too, but I can't stop. From the Saddle Creek label, Now It's Overhead features members behind many of the labels most popular acts.

Dance, Dance, Dance:
The Rapture: Pieces of the People We Love
It's nice to see an indie band come out with a sophmore effort that doesn't make me roll my eyes or question their direction. Indie-dance may not be as hot as it was in 2003, but it's still good. Paul Epworth, Ewan Pearson, and Danger Mouse aid with production.

Check these artists out on or try to listen to them using the Virtual iPod.



Anonymous Anonymous said...


Considering your Baronness and your penchant for roque, consider looking for the Upper Crust:

5:53 PM  
Blogger Baron Von Excellent said...

Anonymous Sir or Madamm,

I was serendipitously introduced to the music stylings of The Upper Crust only recently. I suggest you visit the virtual manor of my good friend Reverend Jack, as he has many sentiments to share... his esteem for all things Upper Crust among the most agreeable.

7:48 PM  
Blogger laughjon said...

Poppycock, these bands all use this new fangled electricity.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Baron von Excellent said...

With all do repect Sir, it is your comment that is poppycock. Electricity is the wave of the future. In fact, it is, with the help of a coal burning steam producing electrical generator, powering the very web site in front of your face.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, they're called Now It's Overhead, not overheard.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Baron von Excellent said...

FYI, they'll be called what I choose to call them. And by the way the R is silent.

Thanks for catching that. It's been fixed.

7:48 PM  

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