Sunday, August 7, 2011
I've picked up some great new music lately. The Fountains
of Wayne cd "Sky Full of Holes" just arrived this past
Tuesday. This album doesn't really break new ground but
the songs are still great. I especially like their lyrics...
sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant, sometimes both.
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter- "Marble Son" I'd heard of this
band but never actually heard them until yesterday. They combine
alt-country with some gorgeous psychedelic atmosphere on this disc.
Good from beginning to end.
My friend Dave described some of My Morning Jacket's earlier music
as sounding like it was made by ghosts. On "Circuital" they've
turned down the reverb and created a solid, joyous piece of work.
If you're in the mood for a nice mix of musical styles, check out
"Culture of Fear" by Thievery Corporation. It's electronica
blended with reggae, old school soul and a whole lot of other