Looking for some new tunes? Here are my suggestions from this week’s batch of new music releases:
Rachel Yamagata– Chesapeake
This is another CD that I reviewed for the fall issue of High Voltage Magazine. Don’t want to give away too many spoilers, but I love this new album from Rachel Yamagata. It might be her best to date! It showcases her sultry voice and well-crafted lyrics perfectly. Check out the album and if you’re in LA be sure to get tickets for her show at The Troubadour November 29th.
Get Chesapeake here
Deas Vail– Deas Vail
I fell in love with this band a couple of summers ago (it’s a great story if you haven’t heard it already). Songs like “Balance” and “Birds” are particularly uplifting, but Deas Vail’s entire catalog has found its way onto my “make me feel better” playlist. I’ve heard a couple of tunes from this new album when I saw the band this summer at Bonnaroo. I’m looking forward to exploring the rest.
Get the album here.
Forrest Day – Forrest Day
One of the best bands you may not have heard from located in the Bay Area. They put on quite the live performance with their interesting mix of hip-hop, jazz, rock, etc. (they call it attention-deficit disorder rock). Check out their self-titled CD out today! They play The Mint October 21st.
Rams’ Pocket Radio– Dogs Run in Packs EP
I’ve been slightly obsessed with this one man band from Ireland since I first heard him earlier this year. The song “1+2” made my SXSW ’11 mix. I was thrilled to find out new music was released today… Rams’ Pocket Radio is currently opening for Snow Patrol in London. I eagerly anticipate a US tour. Please.
Other new music out today I plan on giving a listen to:
- Graffiti6- Free EP http://www.graffiti6.com/
- Evanescence – Evanescence http://www.evanescence.com/
- Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire http://www.npr.org/2011/09/25/140640429/first-listen-ryan-adams-ashes-and-fire
- Ben Folds- The Best Imitations Of Myself: A Retrospective http://www.benfolds.com/
- Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers – Gift Horse http://sk6ers.com/
- Martina McBride- Eleven http://martinamcbride.com/
- Bjork- Biophilia http://bjork.com/
- Barely Blind- Winter Child of a Thousand Suns http://www.barelyblind.com/
Happy Music Listening!