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[new music roundup] 10.16.12

A few of my favorite new releases this week, including the latest from Blackbird Blackbird, Jason Lytle, Martha Wainwright, and the solo debut from Ben Benjamin Gibbard.  As always, be sure to check out Largehearted Boy for more new music.


Benjamin Gibbard//Former Lives



Blackbird Blackbird//Boracay Planet



Earlimart//System Preferences



A Fine Frenzy//Pines



Jason Lytle//Dept. of Disappearances



The Luyas//Animator



Martha Wainwright//Come Home to Mama
Stream the entire album at NPR Music




Savoir Adore//Our Nature



More new releases worth a listen this week:
Echoes De Luxe//Hold On EP
Godspeed You! Black Emperor//‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Holly Golightly//Sunday Run Me Over
Icona Pop//Iconic EP
Mean Creek//Youth Companion
Rosie Flores//Working Girls
Sick/Sea//Moral Compass
Various Artists//Santa’s Got Mojo – An Electro-Fi Christmas Blues Celebration, Vol. 2
Various Artists//A Very Special Christmas – 25 Years
Various Artists//A Very Special Christmas: Bringing Peace On Earth
Young Dreams//Fog of War


What are your favorite new releases this week?

[on the rise] Yellow Ostrich

I was first introduced to the NY based, Yellow Ostrich, by one of my favorite music blogs/daily reads, A Heart Is A Spade.  Since that first introduction (read that first post here), I keep running into this solo project/sometimes duo/rumor has it now trio, all over the blogosphere and music media outlets.  This really shouldn’t surprise me though, considering how much I like the band…it only makes sense that a lot of people would feel the same way.

Yellow Ostrich is the brain child of former Chairs frontman, Alex Schaaf, along with frequent collaborator and Bishop Allen drummer, Michael Tapper, as well as the recent addition of Jon Natchez (another Bishop Allen alum) on bass and horns.

Schaaf recently relocated from Wisconsin to NY and in a very short time has released a series of EPs, a 7 inch, and the latest full-length, The Mistress, which are all available at his bandcamp page.  If that wasn’t enough, Yellow Ostrich is also out and about  playing shows all over NA, including SXSW (dates and info here).

For more Yellow Ostrich: here and here.

Yellow Ostrich – Hold On
Yellow Ostrich – Happy Birthday