New Music Tuesday 6/10/14 f. Jack White, Passenger, Blacklist Royals

Well, here’s what I’ve been listening to…

Jack WhiteLazaretto

Jack White is one of the innovators of contemporary music. Although I can’t say I’m a fan of everything he does, I’m always keen on tuning in. I found myself really enjoying Lazaretto. It has a fun mix of quirky humor, skilful musicianship, and serious beat busters.  I think my favorite tune might be the title track, a funky rocker that gets me moving with its playful beats.

Passenger Whispers

Whispers is a series of lyrical gems encased in gorgeous melodies delivered by a unique voice that is instantly compelling. It’s the kind of record that goes straight to the heart. I’ve been listening to closing track, “Scare Away The Dark” on repeat. The whit and relevance of the tune, which seems to be about the saving power of music, make me smile with every listen. This album is deep, so dig in.

Blacklist RoyalsDie Young With Me 

I first heard “Righteous Child” doing my SXSW research, and I was hooked. It was both catchy and edgy, with a feel of a Gaslight Anthem or Against Me! song. I haven’t heard Die Young With Me in its entirety, but the rest of the songs seem to follow suit and I would recommend checking it out if you’re into this genre.

Also On my “to listen” list:

  • Anathema – Distant Satellites
  • First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
  • Imogen Heap – Sparks
  • Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm
  • O.A.R. – The Rockville LP
  • Umphrey’s Mcgee – Similar Skin
  • Say Anything – Hebrews
  • This Wild Life – Clouded

~ Kristen