I am a cherry picker, too. I can dust an album and cull all the best tracks in as little as two listens. However, this is a new decade and requires a new attitude toward the plethora of music that is waiting out there for each and every one of us.
The erstwhile Flaming Lips have earned the right to do anything they want. Never one to crash a party they were not invited to first, Deap Vally and Flaming Lips join forces for a noisy yet acoustic record of modern Pop.
With the major new releases taking some time off (likely to steady their hands for today’s announcement of the Record Store Day list ... we have those lists, so come see us), we thought this would be a great time to wrap up some stellar new artists who have records out this week.
With Blues being native to Mississippi, whenever a local band steers away from the endless palette of Blues songs to cover and gets adventuresome enough to write their own version, you must give it more than a passing glance.
Denver's Nathaniel Rateliff continues the trend of making a record without your band. However, Rateliff has long recorded more folk and introspective songs without one. "And It's Still Alright" is more a personal reclamation than solo record.