A few things I’ve been meaning to share…
Stereogum has a new song from Ben Kweller entitled “Penny on the Train Track”. It’s pretty fantastic. Ben’s new album, with the snazzy title Ben Kweller, arrives in stores on September 19th.
If you watched any of the NBA Finals, you’ve probably found yourself with an inexplicable desire to hear Tom Petty lately. (They played him incessantly in the intros and outros.) Good news – his new album, Highway Companion, is now streaming here. (Link via Coolfer.)
Also from Coolfer comes news that the next Sparklehorse album will be released by Astralwerks on September 26th, and will boast guest appearances from Danger Mouse, Tom Waits, Stephen Drodz and Christian Fennesz.
Kwaya Na Kisser has a quality Shoegazer Mix for you to listen to.
Finally, in non-music news, according to The Hollywood Reporter the third season of Lost might not suck. Apparently JJ Abrams is working closer to the show this year than last year (when he was directing the wholly unnecessary but not awful Mission Impossible III), and is expected both to direct several episodes and be in the writing room all season. Here’s hoping he uses a line-item veto to take out every time another writer has Michael say “They took my son!”