What the CL Music Team is listening to on this fine Monday to rocket launch the work week. Click here to check out previous entries.
Joel - Silversun Pickups, Neck of the Woods (Out tomorrow, May 8, 2012, via Dangerbird)
Singer/guitarist Brian Aubert told Spin months ago, "We really wanted to play with drums as textures. We played around with drums coming in here and there and building atmosphere, which guitars usually do." While Neck of the Woods lacks barnburners like "Panic Switch" or "Well Thought Out Twinkles" (from the band's first two full-lengths), they still occasionally integrate some heavier rock moments as they explore and evolve musical ideas within each song. But for the most part, I hear their Smashing Pumpkins heavy fuzz giving way to early Death Cab at times. I liked Carnavas (2006) almost instantly. I think Neck of the Woods will settle with me like 2009's Swoon, one that grows on me slowly but surely with time... Check out first single "Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)" after the jump, along with the rest of this week's entries.