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This week on The Needle Drop, it's the latest album from California's The Morning Benders, Big Echo. This LP takes a big hint from the early days of rock and roll, but not the dirty underbelly of the genre. Rather, it's the high-production end, influenced by guys like Phil Spector. Grizzly Bear member Chris Taylor gets some co-production credits on Big Echo, so you know the sound quality is there.
We've also got the new Ted Leo album, The Brutalist Bricks. Leo comes off like a real rock vet on this release, bringing a ton of experience and passion to each song. It's pop punk with a strong singer-songwriter sentiment.
All that and 7''s from Awesome Color and Summer cats.
- Ted Leo- Even Heroes Have To Die
- Ted Leo- Where Was My Brain
- Ted Leo- Gimme The Wire
- Ted Leo- Bottled In Cork
- Ted Leo- Last Days
- Summer Cats- Your Timetable
- Summer Cats- TV Guide
- Awesome Color- Flying
- Awesome Color. I.O.U.
- Portugal. The Man- The Dead Dog
- The Morning Benders- Excuses
- The Morning Benders- Promises
- The Morning Benders- Wet Cement
- The Morning Benders- All Day Daylight