New music in the mail

Lots of new music in today's mail -- Robert Plant's latest solo album, 'lullaby and ... The Ceaseless Roar', Interpol's 'El Pintor', Karen O's 'Crush Songs'.  I listened to the Plant and Interpol via NPR streams last week, and have heard a few of the cuts from Crush Songs, so I'm not diving into these blind, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't anxious to listen again.  But, the playing field just got a bit more crowded with the surprise release of a free U2 album, Songs of Innocence, on iTunes.

In all of that, I also downloaded the debut LP from Beverly, 'Careers', Two White Cranes debut eponymous LP, and Esper Scout's EP Belay. The Beverly and Esper Scout releases are also coming in vinyl.  Time to start listening.