Sleigh Bells and Freelance Whales

Two of my top 6 albums of 2010 are both $3.99 right now on Amazon. Get 'em if you haven't already!


My blog's all-time page views, and Sixpence

Blogger now provides stats in which one can see which posts have been viewed the most. Here are my top 5:
1. Sixpence None the Richer- Strange Conversation 941 views
2. Best of 2010 512 views
3. Appleseed Cast- Middle States preview 476 views
4. Best of 1997 357 views
5. Chris Simpson interview 357 views

So back to that #1 post. What is interesting is that there is little or no content to it. But people are that desperate for information regarding Sixpence None the Richer's unreleased and delayed album, Strange Conversation. But there is no new information. Original release date was August, 24 2010. Second release date was March 8, 2011. What is the current release date? No idea. It was recorded over one year ago.

Leigh Nash posted this on her Twitter two weeks ago (March 28): Very good news on the Sixpence front today. Should have a release date very soon:). But she has not announced the date. So all that to say, I don't know anything.


New Death Cab and Manchester Orchestra tracks

The albums aren't out yet, but here are two songs from each band you can stream. I recently commented on my mixed feelings for Death Cab, and I have even more intense mixed feelings for Manchester Orchestra. I saw them in concert about a year ago and honestly it was a horrendous experience. I liked most of the songs, but the antics and stage presence of the band, especially frontman Andy Hull, were practically intolerable. However, their albums are very good and I am impressed by the first two songs released from Simple Math.

DEATH CAB for CUTIE - Home Is A Fire by ATL REC.

DEATH CAB for CUTIE - You Are A Tourist [Album Version] by ATL REC.

April Fool by Manchester Orchestra

Simple Math by Manchester Orchestra