Caught this amazing singer-songwriter on Sun Studio Sessions and was excited to find her free Live EP at Bandcamp (see below) and more samples on her Soundcloud page. Nicole’s most recent album, Mondo Amore is just $5 @ Amazon.
Dr. Dog – These Days
Vienna Teng – The Hymn of Acxiom
Brandi Carlile – Hard Way Home
Dying Machines – It Has Been
Bing Satellites – Awakening
Alabama Shakes – I Found You
Chloe Howl – Rumour (Yacht Remix)
Charles Hammell – Hear My Voice
Charlotte Church – Glitterbombed
Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris – Take Me Home, Country Roads
TG Lurgan – Liom Fhéin (Gaelic cover of The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy”)
The So So Glos – Everything Revival (mp3 download page)
Katie Herzig – Nothing! Shhhhhhhhhhhh
Soak – Sea Creatures (Ryan Vail/Unknown Remix)
Caitlin Rose – No More Lonely
Old-Fashioned Jazz music makes me smile. Here are some recommendations:
Primarily comprised of infectiously joyful music to rival the best of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Jumping Notes’ Lover Come Back To Me is one of my favorite albums ever. Big and brassy and beautiful, there is not one bad track to be found on it. One highlight however is their version of Sidney Bechet’s “Si Tu Vois Ma Mere” – Bechet’s version opened Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.
I stumbled upon Tuba Skinny when researching Jazz great Al Cohn – the band’s cornetist Shay Cohn is his granddaughter. Check out music by Tuba Skinny at abc.au and below…
There is something warm and wonderful about The Bryan Ferry Orchestra’s The Jazz Age. Ferry reworked his old material as 1920′s jazz instrumentals – fire up the Victrola folks!
Ferry also adapted music by other contemporary artists into an approximation of 1920′s Jazz for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.
If you’re in the mood for some chill out, Trip-Hop music, check out Ryan Helsing’s Dreams of Color album. I especially like the track “Disappear.” The entire album is available as a “Name Your Price” (including $0) download, which you can access below…
Allison Crowe’s new album, Heavy Graces, was released today. In case you missed my rave review of the album yesterday, you can download a free, legal mp3 of “Words” in that post and/or below. The album is now available to stream in its entirety and purchase via the Bandcamp widget below…