dressed up for the letdown
Here are two great new songs from artists that you'll probably be hearing more from this year, as both have new albums in the works. I'm not especially familiar with either of these artists, but I do know I'm very fond of both of these songs:
Richard Swift's Dressed Up For The Letdown comes out in May on Secretly Canadian. This song is decidedly more upbeat than most of the stuff from his previous record, and it has piqued my interest in the new album:
Richard Swift The Songs of National Freedom mp3
listen to another new track at Richard's myspace
Austin's Zykos play this Saturday in Denton at Hailey's with Maria Taylor of Azure Ray. This track is a demo, and will hopefully appear on the band's next LP, due out some time this year(?). I know Matt Picasso has long been a fan of Zykos, and this song has me convinced:
Zykos Keep it Light mp3 (demo)
Kevin has an epic 3-part post of mp3s from Neko Case's NPR Live Concert Series Performance.