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by Tyler Gould

5 Nov 2009


Here’s Thao sitting in some lucky person’s living room and playing the title track from her latest for Yours Truly, which I wish were me and not a website called Yours Truly. Not that I’m not truly yours, dear reader.

by Tyler Gould

5 Nov 2009


Ash doesn’t make albums anymore. Instead, they put out singles with videos like this one. On the one hand, you would think that if they’d given up the album process entirely they might put a little effort into this, the visual representation of their music. But then again, the kind of people who completely disregard indebtedness to the album format probably are not that keen arbitrarily accoutring their music at all!

by Katharine Wray

5 Nov 2009


Norah Jones
The Fall
(Blue Note)
Release: 17 November

Norah Jones is debuting her latest as part of NPR’s “Exclusive New Music” series. You can stream the album in its entirety over at the NPR website. This time around, Jones worked with the likes of Ryan Adams and Tom Waits, but her new album is no doubt still very jazzy, very adult contemporary.

SONG LIST
01 Chasing Pirates
02 Even Though
03 Light As A Feather
04 Young Blood
05 I Wouldn’t Need You
06 Waiting
07 It’s Gonna Be
08 You’ve Ruined me
09 Back To Manhattan
10 Stuck
11 December
12 Tell Yer Mama
13. Man of the Hour

by Katharine Wray

5 Nov 2009


Annie
Don’t Stop
(Smalltown Supersound)
Releasing: 17 November (U.S.)

Norwegian dance phenom Annie is releasing the already-out-in-Britain Don’t Stop in the U.S. of A. later this month. There is nothing confusing about Annie’s electro-pop that is both catchy as hell and intelligent.

SONG LIST
01 Hey Annie
02 My Love Is Better
03 Bad Times
04 Don’t Stop
05 I Don’t Like Your Band
06 Songs Remind Me of You
07 Marie Cherie
08 Take You Home
09 The Breakfast Song
10 Loco
11 When the Night
12 Heaven and Hell

Annie
I Don’t Like Your Band [MP3]
     

My Love Is Better (Sunkh Knight Remix) [MP3]
     

 

by Tyler Gould

4 Nov 2009


To hear Sarah Assbring say it, Lou Reed’s “Heavenly Arms” had a massive impact on her ability to even begin to write the new album:

“I knew from the beginning I was going to do an album of love songs but as I was far from in an amorous state of mind at the time I realized, I couldn’t write anything that would be pretending I still believed in love. I wanted to though. Desperately. And upon reading the lyrics to “Heavenly Arms” I realized he’d find the way to express this dark and desperate fight for love to survive against all odds. “

El Perro Del Mar is touring in support of her latest album, Love is Not Pop, out now in the U.S. on the Control Group.

El Perro Del Mar
Change of Heart [MP3]
     

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