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Five Fall Albums to Be Stoked For

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The leaves are changing. The air is getting crisper, and the title of this piece is self explanatory. Here we go with the music….

1. Wilco – The Whole Love (9/27)

Jeff Tweedy and the crew explore the realms of punk while embracing the classic American rock that they’ve done so well for more than 15 years for this their eighth studio album, and Wilco’s first on its own recently formed label, dBpm Records.

2. Blink 182 – Neighborhoods (9/27)

Yes, that’s correct, they're the same Blink 182 you remember from basement high school house parties. (And dammit if “Dammit” isn’t still a great song.) The reunited trio based Neighborhoods heavily on a slew of beats that drummer Travis Barker concocted late in the recording game, which caused this album’s release date to be pushed from last spring. Singer/guitartist Tom DeLonge tells Rolling Stone: “We always had more potential than we were living up to. Hopefully from this point forward, we’ll be able to show that.” We hope so, too.

3. Feist – Metals (10/4)

Leslie Feist and her troop recorded the followup to 2007’s The Reminder in a converted barn in a remote part of the central Californian coast. So it's no surprise that Metals is a raw collection of songs that Feist herself says is about “good people screwing each other up.” We like the sound of that.

4. Björk – Biophilia (10/11)

Björk has always been a bit of an odd duck, which is why we love her so. With this seventh studio album, Biophilia, the Icelandic singer returns to form with a collection of songs about plate tectonics, lunar cycles and DNA. Each song also has its own iPad app. All hail the queen of strange.

5. Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto (10/24)

England’s Coldplay spent the past two years recording their fifth studio album with a bit of help with musical genius Brian Eno. Coldplay drummer Will Champion told Rolling Stone that the legendary producer created a list of ten rules for the band to follow while recording, one of which was “thou shalt make music like an Italian cook, with simple and strong flavors.” It sounds like advice one might get from singer Chris Marten’s wife Gwyneth Paltrow. Either way, we’re down for a taste. Be sure to check out: The String Quartet Tribute to Bjork: Violently Available now at iTunes and Amazon The String Quartet Tribute to Coldplay Avilable now at iTunes and Amazon

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Dirty Projectors and Björk Release Song Suite

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In 2009 concert in New York City where the Dirty Projectors collaborated with Icelandic songstress Björk, an EP has emerged from the one-time show’s material. This project is based on Dirty Projectors singer Amber Coffman’s experience hiking along the coast of Northern California where she spied a family of whales, lead man David Longstreth put together a suite of songs for the band and their guest to perform. He would go on to make parts for the singers, giving Björk the job of mother whale while the girls of the Projectors would be the kid whales. These songs would form Mount Wittenberg Orca, based on the name of the hill that Amber watched the whales upon. Longstreth has noted that this album serves as a companion piece to the band’s last album Bitte Orca. Recorded in Brooklyn using 1950’s mics and mostly a cappella, the band relented to giving away the album online with a suggested payment setup (from $7 - $100).  All the funds will be given away to protect the oceans, by creating international marine protected areas. The EP can be downloaded off their website at: http://www.mountwittenbergorca.com Recommended Listening: Violently: The String Quartet Tribute To Bjork Ice: The String Tribute to Bjork

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