album releases of note this week

July 17th, 2013 · No Comments · By

First of all, Charlottesville’s own Anatomy of Frank have their latest album Pangaea officially ready for download on Bandcamp. The album takes cues from titans of indie rock like Radiohead and Broken Social Scene, while incorporating pop accessibility and progressive elements. And, for this week only, you can pay what you want for the album + two bonus tracks. The band is currently on tour, so check out Pangaea before you go see them in various locations across North America this summer and fall.

And, of course, ex-C’villian Andrew Cedermark‘s second LP Home Life came out yesterday on Underwater Peoples. Check out the single “At Home,” whose lyrics are exemplary of nostalgic ambivalence about the idea of home, as it pumps up the album’s noisy folk into a twisted, building, achingly triumphant piece with hints of Springsteen. Cedermark is returning to Charlottesville this Saturday the 20th to play a show at Tea Bazaar with Weird Mob and Erik the Red, both from Charlottesville. I will probably write more about the album then, even though (fittingly) I am at home in the suburbs of Chicago this week and can’t be at the show.

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