It’s a new Tuesday, so there is new music. Here’s what I’ve picked up this week:
Keaton Simons – Beautiful Pain
This album has been a loooong time coming in my book as I have been a Keaton Simons fan for many years and am already familiar with many of the songs. To finally have tunes like “Is There Any Other Way”, “Other Side”, and “Inspiration” in CD form is beyond thrilling. These, in addition to songs I already see as classics like the rockin’ “The Medicine” CD opener “Thrill of It All” and one of my favorite songs (ever), the heart-melting “Beautiful Pain”. Keaton is such a talent as a songwriter, guitar player, performer, etc. Beautiful Pain is a must have for any collection.
Lights – Siberia Acoustic
You know how I love it when bands go acoustic. Lights has a gorgeous voice which is generally surrounded by an electronic-tinged chorus of instrumentation. With Siberia Acoustic, songs from her last album are stripped back, augmenting the power and beauty of the vocal and the lyrical strength of the songs. I love it.
Others to look into:
- The Postelles – & It Shook Me
- Airbourne Toxic Event – Such Hot Blood
- Daughter – If You Leave
- Hanni El Khatib – Head in the Dirt
- Alice Russell – To Dust
- Big Black Delta – Big Black Delta
- Beady Eye – BE