Well, this was written several days ago in the midst of an apocalyptic computer…issue, If I can get this up now before things decide to freeze again, we will have a major success on our hands. Yay!
NEEDTOBREATHE – Rivers in the Wasteland
NEEDTOBREATHE is a band on my list of the top shows that I have ever seen. I am very much looking forward to hearing what these southern boys have cooked up since The Reckoning (one of my favorite albums of 2011). While I hear this new record on a whole is less “rockin’” than previous releases, I trust I will enjoy whatever musical journey this group decides to take me on. I am especially looking forward to seeing them at The Wiltern on May 6th. They are also doing a live in-store in Long Beach at Fingerprints tomorrow (4/16) if you are so lucky as to be able to make that one.
Dan Wilson – Love Without Fear
I have long said Dan Wilson is my favorite songwriter… since his album, Free Life, was released 7 years ago. Since then, he has proven his songwriting skills with Grammys and notable co-writes with mega-stars. This album, however, is the one I’ve been waiting for. I’ve been listening to the stream all day. The songs may sound simple at first listen, but it’s harder than you might think to write a song that comes off as simple yet eloquent.
Steam it here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/04/14/dan-wilson-returns-with-new-lp-love-without-fear-album-premiere/
The Both – The Both
I haven’t hear this album yet, but it’s Aimee Mann and Ted Leo and I just know it’s going to be brilliant! Amiee Mann’s voice just transports…
Here are some other albums out today that I’m looking forward to digging into. Maybe you will too!
- Emerson Hart – Beauty in Disrepair
- David Ramierez – RAW EP
- Ingrid Michaelson – Lights Out
- Shawn McDonald – Brave
- Kwesi K – Lovely EP
- Plauge Vendor – Free To Eat
- Three Oh Sees – Drop
- The Birds of Satan – The Birds of Satan
- Jessica Lea Mayfield – Make My Head Sing
- Justin Nozuka – Ulysees