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Interesting CD releases for July 14 by uncdiversions
July 14, 2009, 7:17 pm
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What’s up music lovers? This week, I’m recommending you check out two new interesting side projects.

It seems that Jack White’s creative energy can’t be contained to just one band. Make that two bands.

In addition to his still active White Stripes and Raconteurs projects he adds the Dead Weather, which sees its debuts this week with the LP Horehound. Comprised of White, shockingly on drums this time, along with The Kills’ Alison Mosshart and members of Queens of the Stone Age and The Greenhornes, this supergroup makes blues rock that’s even more down and dirty than the work of White’s other bands.

And if White’s half as good as a drummer as he is as a guitarist, then the combo with Mosshart’s blistering vocals should really be something.

The other recommendation I have is much different. Made up of the team of Rostam Batmanglij and Wes

Miles, who come from Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot respectively, the tandem dubbed Discovery makes autotune laden white-boy soul.

It gets a little repetitive to be sure, but it’s got some pretty sweet melodies. Plus there’s a pretty fantastic cover of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back.” I’m a sucker for poetic timing.

All in all though, it’s a bright, happy record that’s perfect to provide a few late-summer anthems.

– By Diversions Editor Jordan Lawrence

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