Quick Quips: Freelance Whales, Gentle Friendly, Rocky Votolato, She & Him, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

There are some albums that I have had in heavy rotation lately that I just haven’t had time to review…these are those albums:

Freelance Whales – Weathervanes

Sure, they sound a lot like Death Cab and others, but even though this album won’t win any awards for originality, it’s so much fun I really don’t care who they are ripping off.

Gentle Friendly – Ride Slow

An indie/electronic/experimental piece of art from London-based noise artists.

Gentle Friendly – RIP Static

Rocky Votolato – True Devotion

This Seattle by way of Dallas singer-songwriter has been around for a long time, but this is the first album I’ve really listened to.  I still can’t figure out why I like it so much, there doesn’t seem to be anything special about it…but I keep coming back to it.  Maybe you’ll feel the same?

She & Him – Volume Two

Volume Two is a perfect name for this album from M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel because it’s pretty much just a continuation of their debut, Volume 1.  And that, of course, is not a bad thing!

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Brutalist Bricks

Another punk-rockin’, indie popin’ good time from Ted Leo and crew…