I may be aiming more towards gaming journalism, but I'll still be talking music on this blog. Right now, I'm being sent the new Saves the Day, which I am highly anticipating. So thanks for that, Billy. If anyone wants to know how it is, ask me later.
I really haven't gotten into any new albums since the February Listening Habits post. I have listened to several new albums, but none have really caught on. Here's a sampling: Isobel Campbell, Neko Case, Teddy Geiger, Ghostface Killah, Sondre Lerche, Rookie of the Year, and Tom Vek.
The new Starlight Mints album sounds really good. I haven't gotten into the lyrics much, but the instrumentation is so appealing that I've played it more than I realized. I also like what I've heard of the last This Providence record. They just signed to FBR/Decaydance (I believe), so that should be something to look forward to. Also, I've slowly been getting into The Roots, after seeing Dave Chappelle's Block Party recently. I'll definitely check out their new album this year.
I've still been listening to a lot of Matchbook Romance, as well as Fall Out Boy. I also got on a Phantom Planet kick, since it'll be a while until their new album drops (probably third quarter). The acoustic Bayside album is alright, but I won't buy it. The live My Chemical Romance disc isn't so great, and the b-sides don't impress either. But I may pick it up for the two DVDs. We'll see on that one.
That's about it for now. I've been listening to a lot of random playlists lately since no single record has been rocking me lately. Hopefully the Saves the Day will. And seriously, where the fuck is the new Taking Back Sunday leak...