It might surprise you what album I think you need to get now. It's Peter Gabriel's new album of covers - everything from Paul Simon to Radiohead to Arcade Fire. See track listing and streaming cover of Bon Iver's "Flume" below. He wants to be your sledgehammer.
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
1. Heroes (David Bowie)
2. The Boy In The Bubble (Paul
3. Mirror Ball (Elbow)
4. Flume (Bon Iver)
5. Listening Wind (David Byrne/Talking Heads)
6. The Power Of The Heart (Lou
7. My Body Is A Cage (Arcade Fire)
8. The Book Of Love (The Magnetic Fields)
9. I Think It s Going To Rain Today (Randy Newman)
10. Apres Moi (Regina Spektor)
11. Philadelphia (Neil Young)
12. Street Spirit (Fade Out) (Radiohead)
Now, for the album you need to be on the lookout for. It's from the Suckers. I believe they are calling this emerging genre "chant rock"...whatever that means. Below is the track listing. Head over to Pitchfork to hear the song "Save Your Love for Me." Wild Smile is out June 8th!
Suckers - Wild Smile