Pick Up :: 2.20.07

You know, it's been awfully shoegaze-y around IndieRocket lately, and for that, I almost feel like I should apologize. The truth is that we IndieRocketeers love all kinds of music, and we certainly don't want to put any one genre above another. So if we seem partial to shoegaze stuff as of late, then just accredit it to the fact that there's some amazing stuff coming out of the genre and all its subsets as of late. And it's our blog. We can be partial if we like. So there. One such band that we're excited about as of late is Explosions in the Sky, whose new album All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone was just released today. A couple of us IndieRocketeers are lifting off for Asheville in March to see these guys at the Grey Eagle, and if you download this, the final track off the new album, you'll certainly see why. It's one of the most uplifting things I've heard in a while.

Explosions in the Sky So Long, Lonesome

Buy All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone here.

Today also finds K-Os's new album finally being released in the US. For those who don't know, K-Os mixes hip-hop with jazz, funk, soul, country, and just about anything else you can think of. The results are eclectic yet catchy, making K-Os one of my favorite hip-hop artists ever. Take this track for example. With the handclaps and amazing hook, I think this track is just as infectious as "Hey Ya" was a couple years back, but "Sunday Morning" is obviously a lot more serious than asking girls to shake it like outdated film stock.

K-Os Sunday Morning

Buy Atlantis: Hymns for Disco here.

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