Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Tegan & Sara To Devendra Banhart

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! This week it’s all about thoughtful guitar tunes from The Swell Season, Chuck Prophet’s protest songs, and Devendra Banhart’s glammed-up grooves. But girl, if you’re looking for some action, turn up twinzies Tegan & Sara’s sixth record, cause this hot new album will make you go all dirty dancin’ to their Sainthood. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump!


Tegan & Sara, Sainthood
Tegan & Sara make us wish we had a twin to make sweet dance rock with. But I guess we’ll just have to settle for jumpin’ around to their fun jams.




The Swell Season, Strict Joy
Dynamic duo Glen Hansard (the Irish dude in The Frames) and Marketa Irglova turned their first record, a soundtrack to the movie “Once,” into Oscar gold. Their second record holds the perfect introspective acoustic guitar soundtrack for staying in bed on a rainy, fall day.




Devendra Banhart, What Will Be
These are groovy harmonious jams about falling in love from a uniquely lovable man. Devendra’s not afraid to slip his sound into world music or wear eyeliner, which makes for a strangely entrancing combination.




Chuck Prophet, Let Freedom Ring
As much as I wanted to hate an artist called “Prophet” whose album is titled “Let Freedom Ring,” the rockabilly record made in Mexico City over the past year sounds so good, unlike an H1N1 epidemic. And the fact that the songs were made in a studio with equipment from the 1950s only adds to its awesomeness.

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