Outside the Heard Tittles August 2011

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DOM
Family of Love EP
Astralwerks
 
Ever since he went from selling low budget beats out of a Worcester bedroom to pursuing his own twisted version of pop music, DOM has made one thing clear: his undying desire to deliver heaven-sent harmonies and hooks that are heavier than--and about as colorful as--his pink paisley guitar. DOM'S first EP Sun Bronzed Greek Gods was an instant sensation, garnering acclaim from Pitchfork and SPIN, and launching his band across the nation. Now working with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Björk), DOM has delivered another timeless set of filler-free pop, with a title that is a nod to the family DOM never had and the people who inspired him to make a song as deceptively simple, and profoundly uplifting, as “Happy Birthday Party.” As unique as it is universal, Family Of Love is another perfect slice of state of art DIY pop from one of the hottest artists on the scene.
 
Sainthood Reps
Monoculture
Tooth & Nail
 
If someone happens to listen to or see Sainthood Reps and makes the decision to pick up an instrument, the band would consider this a mission accomplished. After all, that's how they got their start - inspired by the Long Island hardcore, punk and indie bands they grew up seeing. Their goal was simple. They shared many favorite bands such as Mogwai, Fugazi, Explosions in the Sky, Sunny Day Real Estate, Modest Mouse, Jesus Lizard, and Built to Spill, and wanted to form a band that was influenced by those bands in every aspect, from live performance to studio recordings and everything in between. With their new album, Monoculture, Sainthood Reps do just that. They come out of the gate screaming and squiggly – and yr gonna love it.
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
Rome
Capitol

 
United in their shared passion for classic Italian film music, Brian Burton a/k/a Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi have created a record like no other: Intense songwriting periods both together and apart and travels to Rome during which Luppi reunited for the first time in decades original musicians from the scores of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West including the legendary Marc 4 backing band and Alessandro Alessandroni's 'I Cantori Moderni' choir laid the groundwork. Recording took place in Rome's cavernous Forum Studios formerly Ortophonic Studios, founded, amongst others, by the great Ennio Morricone -- employing vintage equipment, for which Burton and Luppi would pay with bottles of wine, and making every effort to replicate the recording practices of the 1960s/70s golden age -- recording live to tape, with no electronics, computers or 21st-century effects. Crucial to the completion of Rome has been the enlistment of two lead vocalists– enter Jack White and Norah Jones! Rome is an ambitious work with a uniquely modern sound.
 
   
 
 
Imelda May, born in Dublin and raised in the Liberties, may be an unknown name to some, but to many she is already a superstar. She is unmistakable both in her music (a fusion of surf guitars, blues and rockabilly that wouldn't be out of place in a David Lynch film) and her style, with a solitary curl and shock of blonde in her jet black hair. In Ireland, her debut album Love Tattoo, which she recorded and released on her own label, has gone Triple Platinum. She has shared a stage with Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, David Gilmour, Sharon Shannon, Jeff Beck, Shane Macgowan, Kirsty McCall, Van Morrison, Lionel Richie, Wanda Jackson, Paul Brady and Meatloaf. And now, with the release of her new album Mayhem, she is about to go stellar. Mayhem sees Imelda continue to develop her uniquely modern fusion of classic musical genres. The record not only showcases her exceptional songwriting ability, but also displays some more disparate influences, with first single Psycho seeing Imelda channel the spirit of early PJ Harvey, whilst the heartbreakingly poignant "Kentish Town Waltz" conjures an image of Chrissie Hynde at her most reflective.

Imelda May -
Mayhem

Decca
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