PHW Songs of the Month - 3/08

At the end of every month I like to recap my favorite album and a handful of my absolute favorite songs. These are the tracks legally released in March that I know will soundtrack much of the year to come….
I’ve said it before - this Felice Brothers song sounds as if the Hold Steady were playing accordian driven Americana, or better yet, if The Band decided to cover “All The Young Dudes”. From their latest self-titled album; released via Team Love earlier this month.

MP3 :: Frankie’s Gun!
(from The Felice Brothers. Buy here)

This was a very pleasant surprise from the new one from State Bird - Mostly Ghostly. A sparkling acoustic raver with all sorts of wild backing vocals and random horns. I think this song is closer to what the people who’ve only ever read bad reviews of Sung Tongs and never actually listened to the band expect of Animal Collective. I mean that in a good way.

MP3 :: I Saw The Light
(from Mostly Ghostly. Buy here)

This is from the (extraordinarily) oddly titled debut from A Faulty Chromosome - As An Ex-Anorexic’s Six Sicks Exit,…, which I’ve been listening to for a few days now and will most likely post further about later in the week. This one is pure weird indie-pop mixed with smothered show-gaze - completely chaotic, messy, and strangely beautiful.

MP3 :: Them Pleasures of the Flesh
(from As An Ex-Anorexic’s Six Sicks Exit,…Buy here)

A standout from the remarkable Visiter. The Dodos have accomplished a rare feat - crafted an album with 14 tracks and a run time of over 60 minutes that doesn’t get dull. Freak-folk never sounded so celebrity-playlist-ready as on the first single.

MP3 :: Fools
(from Visiter. Buy here)

Songs of the Month - January
Songs of the Month - February

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