Some links to get you through your day:
Florence + The Machine’s second album should be complete by the end of July and o ffer a “heavier sound” . (Florence + The Machine play the Minnesota Zoo a week from tomorrow. P itchfork reviews Arctic Monkey’s new album Suck it and See, giving it a 7.5. One of the most buzzed about releases of the year, Bon Iver’s self-titled album Bon Iver, is now streaming and comes out June 21st.
Rolling Stone released their list of the 25 best record stores in the United States yesterday.
Minneapolis was well represented with Electric Fetus coming in as the sixth best record store in the U.S. and Hymie’s Vintage Records rounded out the list at twenty-five.
In July I went on a bit of a shopping spree at Electric Fetus, which is also where I spent Record Store Day 2009. There is no question that Electric Fetus has one of, if not the best, selection in the Twin Cities, though Cheapo gives them a pretty strong run for selection.