Belle and Sebastian, Sufjan Stevens, Trent Reznor lead Oct. 12 new music

10.11.10 7 years ago

Indie rock fans will delight in the Oct. 12 release slate that includes new sets from Antony & the Johnsons, Belle & Sebastian and Sufjan Stevens. Country connoisseurs have a new collection from Darius Rucker and from burgeoning family act The Band Perry.

Antony & the Johnsons, “Swanlights” (Secretly Canadian): Chamber pop group features Bjork on new set, which comes complete with an 144-page book with singer Antony Hegarty’s artwork and photography.

The Band Perry, “The Band Perry” (Republic Nashville): Awkwardly-named brothers/sister country act already have two hits on their hands from their debut set, “Hip to My Heart” and “If I Die Young.”

Belle & Sebastian, “Write About Love” (Matador): Scottish band’s eighth full-length set is its first in four years and reteams the Stuart Murdoch-led group with “The Life Pursuit’s” producer Tony Hoffer. Guests include actress Carey Mulligan, as well as Norah Jones.

Far East Movement, “Free Wired” (Cherrytree/Interscope): Electro hop group has a smash on its hands with “Like a G6,” and there’s likely more where that came from with such guests as Keri Hilson, Lil Jon and Snoop Dogg.
The Orb feat. David Gilmour, “Metallic Spheres” (Columbia): Electronica pioneers pair with Pink Floyd’s Gilmour on this double set; the second disc is recorded in 3D surround sound, for what it’s worth.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, “The Social Network” soundtrack (Null/Alliance Entertainment): Edgy, electronic soundtrack to “The Social Network” has Oscar buzz.

Darius Rucker,
“Charleston, SC 1966” (Capitol Nashville): Hootie & the Blowfish leader follows up his first country album with a new self-penned set that hits all the usual country cliches.

The Secret Sisters, “The Secret Sisters” (Beladroit/Universal): Muscle Shoals, Ala.-based siblings, Laura and Lydia Rogers bring that old family spirit to a largely acoustic classic country set. The album was produced by T Bone Burnett, while Jack White produced first single, “Big River.”

Sufjan Stevens, The Age of Adz” (Asthmatic Kitty): Stevens turns in his familiar, largely acoustic sound  for a new groove with hip-hop beats and layered electronics.

Various Artists, “The Vampire Dairies” soundtrack (Virgin/EMI): Why should “Twilight” and “True Blood” have all the fun? Hit TV show’s soundtrack features previously-unreleased tracks from Smashing Pumpkins and Gorillaz, as well as cuts from Tears for Fears, Kate Bush, Bat for Lashes and others.

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