CROOKED BANGS, "Out"
I discovered this album via Bandcamp's Album of the Day feature, which is always deadly. I like it, it's always nice to pick up on random punk records now and again.
Yo-Yo Ma, "Suite for Solo Cello No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: VI. Gigue"
As before, still don't know anything about this.
Long-running UK punks Leatherface made ten albums, which is probably about eight more than we actually needed. They play very back-to-basics punk that evokes all the first-wave punk bands from the UK. I've got two albums from them, and I'm not totally sure I could tell them apart.
The New Pornographers, "Second Sleep"
This comes from the most recent New Pornographers record, Whiteout Conditions, which continues the Pornographers' winning streak. While the latest album maybe doesn't have the galloping energy of the first record, it's still a very sharp pop record, and there's always room for that.
Prefuse 73, "Girlfriend Boyfriend"
From Preparations, Scott Herren had moved away from what sounded like songs assembled from a million fragments of hip-hop songs, and had started assembling songs out of a million fragments of whatever was lying around. While I prefer the hip-hop thing, this is still fun stuff.