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Music Whenever: Sigur Ros, Movits!, The Uncluded & More…

Sigur Ros

More music picks for your…well, it’s been a week. So we’re just posting this now because the week needs music. We hope you agree. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

One thing that always bugs me is when you have umpteen people on stage and you don’t have umpteen people’s worth of sound happening. A band that does not have that problem, apparently, is Sigur Ros. Here they are providing a veritable wall of sonic goodness from The Tonight Show…it’s the title track from their album Kveikur, due out June 18th. Check out their official site here. (Amazon: CD; Vinyl.)


Purveyor of my favorite album of 2011, Out of My Head, I am pleased to hear that Movits! have a new album due to hit later this year. It’s called Huvudet bland molnen (Head in the Clouds) and it sounds like it’s going to be everything I would want from such a beast. This is new single “Nitroglycerin.” And their official site is here. (Amazon: MP3 single.)

Rob sent me this: it’s Kimya Dawson, one half of The Moldy Peaches, and Aesop Rock. They’re The Uncluded. The track is “Delicate Cycle” from their album Hokey Fright. And this fills me with such joy I can’t even begin to explain it to you. My therapist, however, is very concerned. They’re on Facebook here. And based on their cover image, I can say with all honesty in a cooler universe than ours, they play the wacky neighbors on a sitcom. Any sitcom. Doesn’t matter. (Amazon: CD/MP3; Vinyl.)

Norwegian band Shining, who we’ve mentioned before, returns with a new album, One One One, with more metal madness. This “I Won’t Forget” video is NSFW, just FYI. And…what the hell…is…is that a saxophone in this mayhem? Wow. Official site is here. (Amazon: CD; MP3; Vinyl.)

I have no idea why I like this song from Filter‘s new album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight (hitting June 4th). It’s “Surprise,” and it’s, you know, a bit generic. But sometimes even a generic song can hit you in the right way, yes? Just smile and nod. Their official site is here. (Amazon: CD/MP3; Vinyl.)

A lovely blend of vocals and fuzzy doom, it’s The Casket Girls (from Savannah, Georgia–howdy, neighbors) and their self-titled debut EP. Their second full album is due later this year. This track is “Best Bet.” Is good. Find them online here. (Amazon: MP3.)

You can tell that the trio Beach Day loves some retro sounds–I dig the girl group feel with just a bit of an edge to it. Their album, Trip Trap Attack, is due out on the 18th. Sample “Stay.” It’s excellently layered fun rock. They’re on Facebook here. (Amazon: CD; Vinyl.)

Last but not least, have some fun with whacked out musical soundscapes. By that I mean listen to Pinks Quieter, based out of Portland. The self-titled album is a soundtrack for the weirdest road movie you’ve thought of recently. You can snag that at their Bandcamp site.