Here's a taste of three highly anticipated albums to whet your appetites (oh, GOD, how I wanted to say 'wet your pants!').
Calexico - Garden Ruin - the Tucson based band give fans their poppiest album to date.
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain - I haven't delved deeply into this one yet, but many, MANY, are already hyping it as an album of the year candidate.
+ blues from down here
The Lovely Feathers - Hind Hind Legs - This eccentric band of Montrealers has nothing in common with the 'name' bands from Montreal, but they surely deserve a much larger audience and this release, a rehash of their best self-issued music and some very strong new songs should open some ears.
+ ooh, you shocked me