Wolf Parade's Dante De Caro (ex-Hot Hot Heat) has a new band, called Johnny and the Moon, and their self-titled debut LP is the first release on brand new Kill Devil Hills Records. Johnny and the Moon's stuff is not quite as fierce as Wolf Parade's, veering back and forth between meandering folk and straight-up country stomp. According to the promo disc I got, it's "the sorta folk music that's been stretched apart and bound half to the rocky hills and mountains of the region, and half to the gentle calm of the lake they looked over." Either way, this record has been on repeat around g vs. b headquarters the last few days:
Johnny and the Moon Kid Heaven mp3
I'd love to tell you how to buy this album, because it's really good, but the label's site isn't up and running yet, so stay tuned.
eMusic has released an exclusive Cat Power EP, consisting of songs recorded in June 2006 for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Sign up for the 25 download trial thing to download it for free. Here's the track list:
2.Remember Me (Otis Redding cover)
3.Ramblin' Man (Hank Williams cover)