Review: Dirty Gold - Roar

Depending on where you live, particularly if it’s a place that experiences dramatic seasons, your general taste in the types of things that fill your life probably changes throughout the year. One glance at the cover for Dirty Gold’s debut EP Roar in mid April would have been enough to satisfy anyone who has been experiencing a little cabin fever from the passing winter months.

The sunny, reverb infused, 60’s new wave-surfer-afro-pop (wow, did I just write that) sound
that this San Diego trio embodies has become increasingly popular in music today in bands like
Beach House and Vampire Weekend, but Dirty Gold manage to make it something all their own.

New Releases - 4.19.11: The Fall? Really?


 Oh new releases, why do you tease us so. Last week was a positively stellar week for new music with releases from the like of TV On The Radio, Alison Kraus and, who can forget, John 'The Moustache" Oates. Yep, those were the days.

This week...well lets see. Wayne Brady, a Gorillaz album that everyone already has (and was less than impressive) and The Freakin' Steve Miller Band. That's just sort of..hmmm.

Oh to save the day is DUFF McKAGAN!!!!

Look. I tried.

All kidding aside, I hear that The Head and the Heart album is actually quite good, and I'm never one to scoff at Llamas, especially when they are HIGH. Sorry. Too easy. I actually like those guys though so you should check them out if you get the chance.

That's it for this week. Sorry to be so brief, but as well as being an overzealous music fan, I am also an overzealous fan of the game Portal, which saw it's sequel released today, so if you need me...just don't need me. OK?

Oh wait..THERE IS SOME GOOD STUFF. Please definitley check out the album ROAR by Dirty Gold and WHOKILL by Tune-Yards. We'll be reviewing both before the week is out.

Now really. I've got to get off this computer and practice some science.

Dirty Gold - ROAR
Tune-Yards - WHOKILL
The Belle Brigade - The Belle Brigade
Blackfield (Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson with Israeli artist Aviv Geffen) - Welcome to My DNA
Bombino (Nigerian-born guitarist Omara "Bombino" Moctar) - Agadez
Wayne Brady - RadioWayne
Breaking Laces (Brooklyn trio) - When You Find Out
Kimberly Caldwell ("American Idol" season 2 contestant) - Without Regret
Eliza Doolittle - Eliza Doolittle
French Horn Rebellion - The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion
Gorillaz - The Fall
The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart
The High Llamas - Talahomi Way
I'm From Barcelona (27-member Swedish group) - Forever Today
Lenka - Two
Les Nubians - Nü Revolution
Duff McKagan's Loaded - The Taking
The Steve Miller Band - Let Your Hair Down
Tracy Nelson - Victim of the Blues
David Rosenfield - Son of Ojito