Allison Crowe will release all-new live video and audio recordings of her annual Tidings concerts later this year, and she is allowing us to premiere a free, legal mp3 from the upcoming live Tidings album. Allison’s haunting piano instrumental of “Carol of the Bells” serves as the introduction to this gorgeous, epic, extended, live Tidings version of “Disease” (originally featured on Live at Wood Hall and Little Light). You can stream or download the song via the SoundCloud widget below…
Mediaeval Baebes’ latest release, Illumination, churns the all-female vocal ensemble’s signature Gothic choir sound with even more exotic instrumentation, faster tempos and fiercer wails. The song cycle is brimming with dark drama, intoxicating rhythms and haunting choral harmonies that transport you to the Middle Ages. Stand out tracks are “Desert Rose,” “The Blacksmiths,” “Yonder Lea” and the gorgeous “Til ‘A The Seas Gang Dry,” which incorporates Robert Burns’ poem “A Red Red Rose.”
Minneapolis all-female quintet Sick of Sarah will release their delightfully noisy new album 2205 on February 1st. Named for the address of their beloved rehearsal and occasional living space, 2205 has a slick, pop-polished rock style somewhere between Sleater-Kinney and The Donnas.
Sick of Sarah – Over Exposure (mp3 expired)*
*mp3 provided by & posted w/ permission of Filter PR on behalf of Adamant Records
Singer-songwriter Haroula Rose will release her full-length debut, These Open Roads, in January. Until then, she’s sharing a free, legal mp3 from the album. “Brand New Start” is a soft, pretty ballad about “loneliness and strength.”