This week, we check out Tijuana Panthers Wayne Interest and Lykke Li I Never Learn.
Tijuana Panthers – Wayne Interest (Innovative Leisure) – These surf-rockers from the Long Beach, CA area have graduated to a fuller sound with deeper lyrics on their third effort. While they manage to keep the summer-y feel-good vibes of their past records, there are more melodies and a psychedelic feel, and the subject matter swerves away from the beach and towards introspection.
Lykke Li – I Never Learn (LL/Atlantic) – If you’re feeling sad and lonely, you will identify with the longing echo-y vibes from Lykke Li on her third record, which supposedly is the last of a trilogy. Sometimes the lyrics don’t match the despair and sonic peaks of the music, but this will help you through some rough times, if you’re going through them now or in the future.
OTHER NOTABLE RECENT RELEASES:
Rodrigo Y Gabriela – 9 Dead Alive (ATO)
Owen Pallett – In Conflict (Domino)
– Mark Reback for The Independent FM