Muruch Weekly Playlist, 9-19-14

The songs I listened to this week that aren’t available on Spotify were “Away” by Heidi Saperstein (the free, legal mp3 I downloaded ages ago is still at Epitonic), some obscure classic rock remix with audio from the “More Cowbell” SNL skit and, while I also love the Susan McKeown version included in the playlist, the version I listened to this week was by Ewan McGregor & Susan Lynch from the Joycean film, Nora. Here’s the rest…


Kate Miller-Heidke: New Song “Offer It Up” (Exclusive Premiere)

To thank Muruch‘s writers and readers for their support of her music, Kate Miller-Heidke offered us this exclusive U.S. premiere of her new single, appropriately titled “Offer It Up.” The song is featured on Kate’s new album, O Vertigo!, which will finally be released in the U.S. on October 28th.

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Fiona Bevan: Talk to Strangers

Fiona Bevan’s debut album, Talk to Strangers, more than lives up to the promise of its first single. The British singer-songwriter’s quirky soul-pop style falls somewhere between Sheila Nicholls, Joanna Newsom and Corinne Bailey Rae, but these are tenuous reference points at best. Fiona is really carving a niche of her own here.

Fiona’s rich lilt and jaunty instrumentation are particularly charming on “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Slo Mo Tiger Glo” and the lovely “Us and the Darkness.”

The standout track “The Machine” dives into murkier, funkier waters.

Other highlights are Fiona’s exquisite, multi-faceted vocal on “Monsoon Sundance,” the enchanting, buoyant “Pirates and Diamonds” and the simpler beauty of “Forwards.”

I expect Fiona Bevan’s Talk to Strangers to make it on my best of the year list for 2014.

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Muruch Weekly Playlist, 9-12-14

I finally got around to putting all my mp3s on one player, which I almost always keep in shuffle mode. So here’s the first of what I hope will be a weekly Muruch playlist culled from what I’ve been listening to. I’m using Spotify for now, but its limited database and my older, obscure mp3s may require a change in the future. This week there was only one song I played that isn’t on Spotify – Nelly Furtado’s “Party’s Just Begun” from the Brokedown Palace: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Here’s the rest…