The Ruby Room in South Central Phoenix will host listening parties for two hyped new records Friday. First up is he debut by Intepol singer Paul Bank's alter ego Julian Plenti. Julian Plenti is... Skyscraper pretty much sounds like an Interpol record, so if you're a fan of the NYC-based indie act you'll probably enjoy it, says Stereogum.
The second record comes from British singer-songwriter Jack Penate, who has a fairly low profile in the U.S. but gets rave reviews from his countrymen. "A testament to the power of having nothing to lose, the second album from south Londoner Peñate is one of 2009's more pleasant surprises," says The Guardian of Everything is New, the record they'll be spinning at Ruby Room.
Mp3's from Plenti's upcoming release and the first single of Penate's upcoming release below.