Just in time for this week, here’s last week’s Drake’s Take. -ed.
Drake’s Take: New Releases 03.16.10
The week of SXSW always ends up being a bit thinner. This week sees the latest from Drive-By Truckers, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Whigs, Devon Sproule, Neon Trees, The Disco Biscuits and the soundtrack to the live concert film for the White Stripes.
Playlist: New Releases 03.16.10
The title, The Big To-Do, is a bit of a misnomer, as this might be the smallest record that Drive-By Truckers have released. Calling it a ‘smaller to-do’ isn’t meant to be critical, more that there’s no concept, no double-album and nothing terribly difficult to get into. Supposedly, DBT have a double-album worth of material but instead chose to release the more accessible half now, with the rest coming either later this year or early 2011. I think it’s a wise choice, as this collection of songs works well together and might do well to expand their listener base beyond their current cult circle. Of course, there was still room here for the difficult highlight “The Wig He Made Her Wear,” which deals weaves a tale of spousal homicide.
More on the radar (and in the mp3 player) this week:
White Stripes – Under Great White Northern Lights / Free AOL album stream
Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Rush to Relax / “Anxiety” [mp3]
Devon Sproule – Don’t Hurry For Heaven
The Whigs – In the Dark / Free AOL album stream
The Disco Biscuits – Planet Anthem / Free AOL album stream
Neon Trees – Habits EP
Gin Wigmore – Holy Smoke
Flobots – Survival Story
The Mannish Boys – Shake For Me
I Am Robot and Proud – Uphill City Remixes & Collaborations
Dropkick Murphys – Live On Lansdowne, Boston MA (Deluxe Version) / Free AOL album stream