In honor of the over-achieving publicists flooding my inbox with music news, I have dug up some songs that are actually good.
Deer Tick - Sun Street (Katrina and the Waves cover)
News: Deer Tick's new album, The Black Dirt Sessions, will be released June 8th on Partisan Records. Plus, they're playing the Rock Hall right here in CLEVELAND for free, August 11th at 7pm. That's right, FREE. CLEVELAND. Prepare yourself with this. (This cover comes from Brooklyn Vegan, by the way. Thanks Brooklyn Vegan!)
Fol Chen - In Ruins
News: For its second album, which will be released June 22nd, Highland Park sextet Fol Chen presents Part II: The New December, songs of malaise and miscommunication set to dark pop and glitch-riddled chamber funk.
Kathryn Calder (of the New Pornographers) - Slip Away
News: Some things are worth waiting for (until August 10th, to be specific), and this couldn't be more true of Kathryn Calder's debut solo album Are You My Mother? - a recording jam-packed with contributions from her amazing friends Neko Case, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey of The New Pornographers and members of Ladyhawk and Frog Eyes.