I downloaded some music today…brief highlights:
Flaming Lips “The Wand” (single)-I was never much for the ork-pop Lips–I’ll always be a fan of the weird, psych-rock band that brought me to my knees at Double Door and Metro in the early 90’s. This takes me back to those days.
In Flames “Take This Life” (single)-One of metal’s best exports. Decimating and melodic all within the same 3+ minute time frame.
The Rakes “Retreat EP”-Hype aside, I really like it.
The Apparitions “As This Is Futuristic” (album)-The lyrics alone make this album worth it. They had me at “God Monkey Robot.”