We here at City Paper love newsprint, we really do. That's why we're some of the last people on Earth using the medium. But, we also realize there are things newsprint can't do. Like ... play music for you. Which is a setback when you're writing about music. How much easier would it be if people could just LISTEN TO THE MUSIC THEMSELVES?
So, we're going to throw some streams at you so that you can just do that. Here's a quick round-up of this week's issue:
— Our main music feature is on the band Neon Trees; our Aaron Jentzen looks at the band through the lens of the members' Mormon faith (or, in some cases, lack thereof). Here, stream their song "Everybody Talks," from their second album, Picture Show.
(As a side note, we understand that the Neon Trees show at Altar Bar next Wednesday is now sold out. Just FYI.)
— I reviewed three new(ish) local(ish) albums in our reviews section this week; here, test a song from each:
— And from this week's Critics' Picks ...
Here's a TSOL song in honor of Jack Grisham playing the Smiling Moose tonight ... (this one's not for the prudish among us, FYI):
And a tune from Nate Kinsella's Birthmark: