As we announced earlier this month, Natalie Merchant will release her self-titled album on May 6th. The album is her sixth solo effort and her first collection of entirely original songs in 13 years. You can watch the video for the album’s first single, “Giving Up Everything,” below. Merchant’s voice and songwriting are as heart-stopping and gut-wrenching as ever.
Aimee Mann & Ted Leo have joined forces under the moniker The Both. The Both’s self-titled debut was just released today and you can hear the duo perform songs from the album in the following Tiny Desk Concert. Tracks performed: “You Can’t Help Me Now,” “Milwaukee,” “No Sir” and “The Gambler.”
One of my favorite places to find great music is Live Performances from KEXP. This podcast features amazing performances in recent months by The Waterboys, London Grammar, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Daughter. The latter act has also been recently featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts…
One of my favorite Tiny Desk Concerts is this one featuring Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow.
If all that isn’t enough for you, McMorrow also recorded an awesome “Wicked Game” cover. You can hear and download a remix of it below.