Friday, March 13, 2009

New Music Recommendations, part 4

  • Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers: "Coward Cracked The Dawn"
    This track blew me away when I first heard it. Shilpa has been compared in various corners of the blogosphere to Janis Joplin, and the blues rock she does is pretty awesome. The fact that she plays a harmonium as accompaniment is an added exotic bonus. Unfortunately, she hasn't released any albums yet, so the only music available to listen to is on her myspace page or various other sites on the internet.
  • Lisa Hannigan: "Lille"
    While I liked her performance on the Colbert Report recently of "I Don't Know," I actually like this acoustic song better, though I've only listened to both a couple of times.
  • Buddy Holly: "Crying. Waiting. Hoping"
    All Songs Considered played this track on the anniversary of the Day the Music Died a little over a month ago, which lead me to explore his music a bit more.
  • Fleet Foxes: "It Ain't Me Babe"
    Cool cover of a Bob Dylan song by a great group (Both the self-titled album and the Sun Giant EP are excellent, by the way).
I'm still hoping to get the new Neko Case and Decemberists albums for my birthday, so I can't report on those yet, however the tracks that have been flying around the internet promise good things.

1 comment:

Arista said...

The new Neko Case album is fab. Sadly, I missed out on getting tickets to her show at the 9:30 Club in DC. Anyway, let me know what you think when you get a chance to listen to it!