As you may have heard, there's a new album from that Arcade Fire band coming out today. But not to be outdone by a bunch of overhyped Canadians, an army of other artists — including !!!, Air, and the Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. — are also unleashing highly anticipated new CDs today, making this one of the best days for new music so far this year. (Coincidentally, all of these artists' names start with "a," except for !!!, but that one really doesn't count.)
So, rather than my usual Song of the Day, I thought I'd offer you a selection of tracks from the various albums hitting stores today. Take a listen and tell me which CD you're most excited about.
!!!, "All My Heroes Are Weirdos," from Myth Takes
Air, "Once Upon a Time," from Pocket Symphony
For three more tracks, including one from Arcade Fire,
Arcade Fire, "Black Mirror," from Neon Bible
Apostle Of Hustle, "National Anthem of Nowhere," from National Anthem Of Nowhere
Albert Hammond Jr., "In Transit," from Yours to Keep