Quite the flood of released added today to eMusic (900+). Here are the highlights for power poppers, with a quick one sentence description. All are worth checking out.
Adam Marsland-You Don't Know Me. Acerbic singer-songwriter piano pop.
Bill Ricchini-Tonight I Burn Brightly. What a David Mead/Joe Pernice collaboration might sound like.
Luke Temple-Hold a Match for a Gasoline World. "A very cool mellow, early 70`s styled release that reminds us equally of Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel, Donovan, Elliot Smith, Colin Blunstone, acoustic Marc Bolan and Jeff Buckley." - Not Lame.
Man of the Year-A New and Greater Tokyo. Another fine Portland band (cf. Derby) that melds britpop and power pop.
Spiraling-Transmitter. High energy power pop/rock that's kind of like Ben Folds meets the Foo Fighters.
The Cloud Room-The Cloud Room. If you were plugged into the music scene last year, you probably remember their big hit "Hey Now Now".
The Handsome Charlies-Gentlemen Never Tell. Aussies out of Austin (TX), making uptempo pop music that's equal parts Radiohead, XTC and the Pixies.
The Imprints-Sounds of the Aftermath. Indie pop - the Posies meet YHF-era Wilco. And yes, they're from Portland too (I'd like to know what's in the water over there).