A lot of new music dropped today but after spending months drinking Code Red Mountain Dew and practicing my moonwalking skills in the hallway after lunch while listening to Justified, The 20/20 Experience is the album I am most excited for. There are plenty of reviews out there so I won’t bother with another but I will say that the artwork is PERFECT and I’m glad I got it on vinyl (yes, you can get Justin Timberlake on VINYL) because I can’t stop looking at it. When the power comes back on I’ll be dancing around all night.
If I put all my rampant teenage fangirl-ing aside, my other favorite release today is Purling Hiss’ Water on Mars. I’ve been blasting the album in my car all week and can’t wait until I can listen with the sun shining (no thanks to you, Chicago weather), and the windows down. You can preview the album and order it over at Drag City, so I’ll let you do that instead of trying to describe the sound to you with words. The video above is for “Mercury Retrograde,” one of my favorite tracks on the album, and Mike Polizze’s striped sweater in it is almost as great as the song.