My Favorite Albums of 2010 So Far

Tame ImpalaInnerspeaker
“Vital Signs”

Future IslandsIn The Evening Air
“As I Fall”

The DigElectric Toys
You’re Already Gone

Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
“When I’m Small”

The Joy FormidableA Balloon Called Moaning


Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
“Sun Hands”

Twin Tigers – Gray Waves

Ty Segall – Melted

The National High Violet
“Afraid of Everyone”

Broken BellsBroken Bells
“The High Road”

New Caribou – “Odessa” [Free MP3]


After watching the new iPad video on Apple that featured Caribou on the background soundtrack, I got curious as to what these guys are up to.  Haven’t heard from them in a while.  I mean their last album, Andorra, was released in 2007! So what a pleasant surprise to find they just announced a new album, Swim, due out April 20 on Merge Records.  And, oh happy day, they released the single “Odessa” for our listening enjoyment.  And if you’re thinking this track is a bit of a departure from Andorra, you’re right.  The inspiration behind Swim was to make ‘dance music that sounds like water.’

Surfer Blood – “Swim”

Surfer Blood “Swim”

By way of West Palm Beach, FL comes the latest super-hyped band enamored with that West Coast surf sound, Surfer Blood.  Their forthcoming debut, Astro Coast, will be released on Kanine January 19. They’re currently touring with Japandroids and will hit San Francisco’s The Rickshaw Stop tonight.  Catch a wave!  I think I’ll do the same myself.