A TON of new music released today that I’m curious about. But I certainly can’t buy them all so here are my top picks:
Ben Rector- Something Like This http://www.benrectormusic.com/
I’ve been talking a lot about Ben Rector lately…and with good reason! This singer-songwriter from Nashville writes songs that will both warm your heart and make you dance…I just can’t get them out of my head! His last CD, Into The Morning, makes frequent appearances on my music player and based on the new tunes I heard last month at Ben’s Hotel Cafe show, Something Like This will follow in its footsteps.
Matthew Perryman Jones – Until The Dawn Appears http://mpjmusic.com/
Another Ten Out of Tenn artist releases a CD! Until The Dawn Appears is actually a collection of the songs Matthew has played over the years that he still feels passionate about (he calls it a “retelling”). Personally, I can’t stop listening to this CD…especially the new version of “Save You”. Matthew Perryman Jones has a hypnotizing voice that is both soothing and uplifting. With the addition of the piano and the strings, the beauty of this song is almost overwhelming. The rest of the record follows suit. A must have for you collection!
Atomic Tom – In Parallel http://www.atomictom.com/
Atomic Tom blew me away at The Bootleg when I saw them at the beginning of the year. They have a new EP coming out today with a couple of new songs so adding it to my shopping cart is a no brainer. Sample the EP then if you haven’t already, be sure to get their full length album, The Moment.
“Red Light Warning Sign” is the band’s most recent single off The Moment but can also be found on the In Parallel EP.
Melissa Ferrick- Still Right Here http://www.melissaferrick.com/
So many CDs out today, I listened briefly to a song or two from each and Melissa Ferrick’s Still Right Here stuck out above the rest for me. I’ve always loved Melissa for her passion. It’s easy to connect to her songs and her spirit and I’m looking forward to getting to know all of these new tunes.
Here’s where you can buy the new CD on Itunes
Other CDs I’m sampling today:
- Mason Jennings – Minnesota http://masonjennings.com/home
- Liam Bailey – Out of the Shadows http://www.liambaileymusic.co.uk/
- Laura Marling- A Creature I Don’t Know http://www.lauramarling.com/
- Umphrey’s McGee- Death By Stereo http://www.umphreys.com/dbs/
- The Drums – Portamento http://thedrums.com/
- Katy B- On A Mission http://katyonamission.com/us/home/
- Bush – Sea of Memories http://bushofficial.com/
- Lady Antebellum – Own The Night http://ladyantebellum.com/
- Ginny Owens – Get In I’m Driving http://ginnyowensmusic.com/
- St. Vincent- Strange Mercy http://www.ilovestvincent.com/
- The Kooks- Junk of the Heart http://www.thekooks.com/