Mister Heavenly

Another week, another Mercury music section to read while you stare longingly at these Photoshopped iconic album covers. Looks like Cat Friday just came a day early.

Not to be confused with Ms. Heaven Lee (star of such SpectraVision classics as A Girl's Affair 11), Mister Heavenly is the new super-duper group that includes Nick Thorburn (Islands/Unicorns), Ryan Kattner (AKA Honus Honus of Man Man), Joe Plummer (The Shins, Black Heart Procession), and definitely not Michael Cera. He quit to join Dr. Funke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution.

Mister Heavenly - "Bronx Sniper"

Those lovable gingersnaps in The Parson Red Heads head deep into the heart of the Laurel Canyon sound for their latest, Yearling.

The Parson Red Heads - "Seven Years Ago"

Obits slow things down ever so slightly on Moody, Standard and Poor. They have a (indie) credit rating of AAA+, which means they are now stronger than all of America.

Obits - "Everything Looks Better In The Sun"

What is this, 2004? For some strange reason we put a temporary hold on our "CD reviews are obsolete and no longer relevant" policy and review Mirror Traffic, the new album from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - "Forever 28"

End Hits: Unfortunately the new Malkmus album is not a tribute to Traffic. Oh Steve Winwood, they don't understand you like I do.