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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Release Highlights for October 5: Guster, Clinic, Apache Beat and Tim Kasher in a Middle Class Rut

Posted By on Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 10:30 AM

(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.)

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*Apache Beat, Last Chants "Apache Beat has garnered a great deal of fanfare around its new take on rock music. Clinging to the edges of '70s punk and '80s post-rock, Apache Beat relishes the opportunity to take the old and reinvent it," says TheUrb.com. Stream a few tracks via Myspace Music.

*David Archuleta, The Other Side Of Down The former Star Search 2 and American Idol contestant is back with his latest effort, The Other Side of Down. Check it out here.

click to enlarge Bring Me the Horizon's latest
  • Bring Me the Horizon's latest

Bring Me the Horizon's latest
*Bring Me The Horizon, There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret The UnderTheGunReviews.net review says of Secret, "After listening to There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret for the past week I can honestly say it's not only Bring Me The Horizon's best album to date, but an undeniable pick as one of the best albums of 2010. Bring Me The Horizon push themselves harder than ever before with this release and the payoff is HUGE." The new album is streaming in full via the band's Myspace page.

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  • Clinic's Bubblegum

*Clinic, Bubblegum Pitchfork says of the group's sixth release, "Clinic are a tricky band to judge, if just because their consistency can seem so much like artistic stagnancy. They've never made a bad album; they always deliver at least a few undeniable gems per record. Nevertheless, as much as Bubblegum evidences a lot of thought and effort on the part of the band, it still has the sound of musicians going through the motions and sticking too close to their formulae. Their craft is impeccable, and they still sound like no one else despite lifting from all sorts of obvious and obscure source influences, but there isn't enough spark to this material. It may be time for Clinic to begin experimenting with song forms rather than textures. At this point, a song that sounded like 'classic' Clinic but had surprising melodic and rhythmic twists and turns would be much more exciting than the familiar Clinic moves dolled up in fancy clothing." Listen to Bubblegum in its entirety via Clinic's Myspace page.

click to enlarge Creepshow's They All Fall Down
  • Creepshow's They All Fall Down

*The Creepshow, They All Fall Down Examiner.com says of Down, "Combining elements of psychobilly, punk rock, country, pop, and ska, The Creepshow have pulled off what so many bands wish to do. The ability to blend in so many genres is not necessarily an easy task, but for The Creepshow this is second nature." Check out the single "They All Fall Down" via Creepshow's Myspace page.

*Guster, Easy Wonderful Stream a few songs form the new album via Guster's Myspace and check out the video below.

*"Stay With Me Jesus" from the album Easy Wonderful

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