New Music Tuesday 4/1/14 featuring Caught a Ghost, Nickel Creek, Hurrah! A Bolt of Light, Manchester Orchestra

I have been woefully behind on all the new music coming in, but this week, there are a few that got me excited so I wanted to share.

Caught a Ghost – Human Nature

This album is an absolute gem! From song one it will get you up and have you groovin’. The single, “Sleeping at Night” is a good representation of the album’s feel, but I can’t get over the lead off track, “No Sugar in My Coffee”. As a whole, the album has a unique blend of more modern styles with a very classic blues-y, even motown-esque vibe. Definitely one for the collection. If you’re in LA the band is celebrating the album’s release Friday at Bootleg Bar.

Nickel CreekA Dotted Line 

When I first heard this band was re-uniting for a new album, I screeched like a little fan girl. I adored this band’s previous three albums and was heart-broken when this folksy bluegrass trio seemed to go their separate ways seven years ago. But now, new Nickel Creek is here! Listening to A Dotted Line, I am thrilled, but time will tell if it will have the staying power in my playlists as previous efforts. Regardless, I am very much looking forward to Nickel Creek’s show at The Wiltern May 21st.

Hurrah! A Bolt of LightHurrah! A Bolt of Light

This new offering from this indie rock/pop band from NYC reached our inbox and my ears at just the right time. I was searching for something new to listen to and there it was. A couple songs in and I was still invested. Each song is refreshing and fun but has its own unique flavor. If you’re also in the market for something new for your ears, here you go!

Manchester OrchestraCope

I stumbled across a stream of this one the other day…let’s just say that I was up way too late that particular evening. I couldn’t stop listening! Spin calls it “unrelenting” and I think that’s the best possible description.


Other albums I’m hoping to get around to checking out:

  • Band of Skulls – Himalayan
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Education, Education, Education & War
  • Fartbarf- Dirty Power
  • Cloud Nothings  – Here and Nowhere
  • Chevelle – La Gargola
  • Various Artists- Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne
  • Saintseneca – Dark Arc

~ Kristen