New Music Tuesday: 3-3-09

An EP can be a blessing and a curse — sometimes five songs just aren’t enough. In the case of Ladytron‘s new Tomorrow EP, I’m just glad to have heard the title track. “Tomorrow” is a new wave electro-pop jam that Ladytron has become known and respected for.

“I don’t hate you, I want you/ enough to wait/ so please tomorrow, come back” is the impossibly catchy refrain. Check it out on MySpace, and then download the rest of the EP, which are all solid tracks themselves.

Also out this week:

Alison BrownThe Company You Keep (Compass Records)

A Nashville-based banjo genius, Alison Brown is a friend of out singer/songwriter Catie Curtis, so she’s a talented musician and an ally. If you’re into straight-up bluegrass-country, The Company You Keep will be of interest.

Neko CaseMiddle Cyclone (Anti-/Epitaph Records)

Speaking of country, Ms. Case is the queen of alt-indie country. Fans of Jenny Lewis’ solo music will love Case’s voice and style on songs like “This Tornado Loves You.” After all, she’s been at this a lot longer than the Rilo Kiley frontwoman.

Molly JensonMaybe Tomorrow (Nettwerk Records)

California singer/songwriter Molly Jenson creates the kind of music that’s made to play on television shows — and it is. Her pop gems have made it to the premiere of Knight Rider and have also been featured on The CW’s Privileged. She makes accessible and cheery love songs in the vein of Sara Bareilles, but with a guitar.

Various Artists — The Watchmen: Music from the Motion Picture (Reprise Records)

With the soundtrack’s classic selection of songs featuring Nina Simone‘s “Pirate Jenny” and Janis Joplin‘s “Me and Bobby McGee,” I’m even more interested to see how the movie plays out. The soundtrack is like a collection of 60s and 70s hits, with the only new track being a cover: My Chemical Romance taking on Bob Dylan‘s “Desolation Row.”