Jordan Geiger is crafting some of Lawrence's finest pop songs these days. (Singing and songwriting in Minus Story and playing trumpet and keyboard for Shearwater helped prime his ear, too.) Now, he's releasing his latest album under the Hospital Ships moniker on June 7. It's called Lonely Twin. Here's what the press release for the album says:
Geiger has taken the fractured Midwestern influences of the Flaming Lips and Bright Eyes to fresh new heights. "Honey Please" is a rollicking slice of queasy, off-kilter rock, but tender tracks like "Bird In Furs" and "Phantom Limb" revisit Geiger's bedroom strengths: intimate, majestic moments of indie-pop beauty that rise and fall with the crescendos and valleys of his high-pitched tenor.
All you lucky souls who were down in Austin, Texas, last week had the chance to witness the Republic Tigers tear it up at the MidCoast Takeover, along with a slew of other local talents. If you weren't so lucky, you can download from iTunes several of the Tigers' live versions of songs recorded at the festival. Click here to check 'em out.
We've also got a free download of "Merrymake It With Me," off the Tigers' forthcoming EP, No Land's Man, which comes out on April 16.
Free song downloads are sweet, but 140 of them is a hell of a lot sweeter. Thanks to Spinner, you can grab yourself a free three-part MP3 download of more than 140 tracks from bands that will be at this year's South by Southwest music festival. And because the deadline has passed to register for the event, it will have to do in place of getting there yourself.
Top City-born rapper Stik Figa oozes nothing but charm, confidence and charisma; and on his new track "It's Complicated," Figa has never sounded better, even as he raps about the trials of a rough relationship.
This week's feature story asks the question, "Can DMX ever stay out of trouble long enough to top the charts again?" Giving such an answer may take more than mere words can provide. So for you, our readers, we have three songs to help you decide for yourselves if DMX (or, at the very least, his music) has a shot.
Check out these exclusive tracks and, if you're so inclined, leave a comment below as to what you think of them.
Listen to: "Y'all Niggaz"
Listen to: "Ya'll Don't Really Know"
Listen to: "Dats My Baby"
Lawrence pop-punk godfathers the Get Up Kids is releasing its brand-spankin'-new album on January 25 -- its first, after a four-year hiatus from 2005 to 2009. It's called There Are Rules. (They're also playing a hometown show at the Bottleneck on Sunday, March 13.) You can download a new single over at RCRD LBL. Click here to download it, for free!
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