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This week on The Needle Drop, one of the most varied bands I've come across this year: Javelin. They're a duo of cousins out of New York, and their new album, No Mas, just can't sit still. It's a musical shape shifter, and jumps flawlessly from the sounds of synth pop to the attitude of vintage New Orleans funk. The plethora of ideas and styles championed by this band a shock, but a good one.
We've also got a new tracks from Neon Indian, Teen Sheikhs, and Wye Oak; plus, The Strange Boys' latest album, Be Brave. It's a Texan garage rock party, but there's a soft side to the album, too.
- Javelin- Tell Me What Will It Be
- Javelin- Oh! Centra
- Ratatat- Seventeeen Years
- Ratatat- Vibration
- Neon Indian- Sleep Paralysist
- Caribou- Odessa (Nite Jewel Remix)
- Teen Sheikhs- Germs
- Wye Oak- I Hope You Die
- The Strange Boys- Be Brave
- The Strange Boys- Da Da
- The Strange Boys- All You Can Hide Inside
- Black Lips- O Katrina!
- The Strange Boys- Laugh At Sex, Not Her