I picked up Matt Pond PA's latest. An EP of winter songs, some covers, some originals. There is a great cover of Neil Young's "winterlong" and the cover of Neutral Milk Hotel's "in the aeroplane over the sea" is hauntingly beautiful and tastefully done. NMH's version is of course the most hauntingly beautiful, but Matt Pond certainly does know his way around a cover.
I was however pretty discouraged with Bozeman's music scene when I tried to start conversations about the EP with three different clerks at Cactus Records. None of three had ever heard of Neutral Milk, and only one had heard of Matt Pond, although he thought he (not "they") was bluegrass. Maybe I'm a snob. No, I am a snob. And I'm sorry. But please, you work in a record store. Hit "stop" on the Modest Mouse already and educate yourself.
From the used store, I need to pick up the Talking Head's collective (I'm a little behind on them) maybe some New Order, and TMBG's Lincoln.