Quarters for the Jukebox

In the Jukebox — June 3

In the jukebox for this week (what’s new: alphabetically listed by artist):

  • Aimee Mann —@#%&*! Smilers: Melodic wordplay rock: classic Mann.
  • Ashanti — The Declaration: Ashanti is back, bronzed and Beyonce-er than ever (at least on the album cover).
  • be your own PET — Get Damaged: The deleted tracks from this Nashville punk rock foursome’s “Get Awkward” album are released as an EP. It’s brash and fun all at once. The track “Becky” is a delightfully violent take on breaking up with a friend.
  • Brendan James — The Day is Brave: American indie poetic-piano-pop, with a Damien Rice-esque voice … too bad the songs don’t match the Rice comparisons.
  • Gavin Rossdale — Wanderlust: Former Bush front man and current Gwen Stefani main man releases his debut solo effort, and it’s much softer than you might expect.
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Single/Video — Pork and Beans by Weezer

Pork and Beans is the first single for Weezer’s upcoming “Red Album” (available June 3, 2008), and the video is flipping amazing. It pulls the resources of virtually every famous (or infamous) YouTube clip. Quite simply, it’s one the best music videos I’ve seen in awhile (and the song is pretty good too).

EP — I’m a Realist by The Cribs

The Cribs
The Cribs‘ (three brother band) EP rehashes “I’m a Realist,” from their previous 2007 album (Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever), with its original version and a subdued Postal Service remix. The EP also comes armed with two new originals, “Don’t You Wanna Be Relevant” and “Kind Words from the Broken Hearted.” Realistically, this is a good pick up for fans of the genre. Check for yourself.

Worth listening, if you like: The Libertines; The Strokes; Arctic Monkeys; Franz Ferdinand; Maximo Park; Bloc Party; The Kooks; Weezer.