Show Post: In House #1527
The only new release this week of any significant anticipation is the Strokes' First Impressions of Earth, the third full-length from the New York City quintet. As previously discussed, the band doesn't stray too far from the sound that established them on Is This It?-- Julian Casablancas' vocals are still heavily filtered, still slightly reminiscent of Lou Reed-- none of which is necessarily a complaint. Indeed, the Strokes' latest contains some of the strongest songs in their catalog and it could be argued that it's when they make deliberate attempts not to sound like themselves that they fall the flattest. To celebrate the new release, they're touring across the U.S. this week.
In House #1527
Focus: New release from the Strokes, First Impressions of Earth, plus new music from Robert Pollard, Arctic Monkeys, the Thermals and more.
In House PODCAST #40