Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Please continue to look up

I just said it - it feels like 1990 again, that atmosphere that the great music of the underground is bubbling over into the mainstream. Well, add Arcade Fire to that list of bands I previously mentioned. Their new album, Neon Bible, debuted at #2 on both the US & UK charts last week. It sold 92,000 copies in the US, which isn't quite Shins numbers (I believe they debuted with 118k back in January), but I'm sure it's more than any 'industry experts' predicted... and also, Arcade Fire wasn't held up on the New Cusack Boombox like The Shins were.

Other upcoming volleys in Operation: Fuck Good Charlotte to look out for
The Special Forces...
LCD Soundsystem: Sound Of Silver (3/20)
Modest Mouse: We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (3/20)
Fountains Of Wayne: Traffic & Weather (4/3)
Bright Eyes: Cassadega (4/10)
Wilco: Sky Blue Sky (5/15)

The Reinforcements...
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists: Living With The Living (3/20)
Kaiser Chiefs: Yours Truly, Angry Mob (3/27)
Kings Of Leon: Because Of The Times (4/3)
Jarvis Cocker: Jarvis (4/3)
Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare (4/24)
B.R.M.C.: Baby 81 (5/1)
Maximo Park: Our Earthly Pleasures (5/8)
Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger (6/5)
Queens of the Stone Age: Era Vulgaris (June)
Interpol: Title TBA (June)

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