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It’s been a long seven years since Alison Krauss released an album with her longtime band Union Station. Not that she and her bandmates haven’t been busy: Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, Barry Bales, and Ron Block all released solo albums, and of course Krauss herself teamed up with Robert Plant on the GRAMMY-winning 2007 album Raising Sand–a rootsy collection that took both artists in exciting new directions.
Now Krauss and Union Station are back in business together with Paper Airplane. The 11 songs here touch down on familiar territory: modern country with a strong bluegrass backbone, fronted by knockout picking and Krauss’s gentle, sweet voice.
“Paper Airplane” is the lead track from the album of the same name; get a free MP3 download below.
Brooklyn-based trio Pearl and the Beard comprised of Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price, and Jeremy Styles create a pleasing set of songs, each with elements of soulful gospel, indie-pop and hints of vintage swing music. Cabaret fans will approve, as this is the kind of band that could open for Devotchka or Amanda Palmer and leave you lost in its simple, easily accessible beauty.
First Listen: New Music From Forthcoming James Pants Self-Titled Album, Plus Tyler, The Creator Remix (Free MP3)Apr 7, 2011 2:48 PM by Anngie
Nice name, James Pants! There’s something about the word “pants” that’s just a little bit funny. The same is true with James Pants’ music. Sarcastic, kitschy lyrics over crawly bass and fuzzed out beats make what Stones Throw asserts is one of their most eclectic artists to date. Check out some new tracks from his forthcoming self-titled release (May 3rd), plus a freakish hip-hop remix of “Seven” from Odd Future‘s Tyler the Creator‘s Bastard album.
Free MP3: Holy Ghost – "Do It Again" Plus "Some Children" Feat. Michael McDonald (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers)Apr 1, 2011 4:59 PM by Anngie
Notably known for their remix magic on tracks from the likes of MGMT, Cut Copy and LCD Soundsystem, NYC’s production duo, Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser aka Holy Ghost! are readying their self-titled debut album (April 5th) on James Murphy‘s DFA imprint. Not only does the new record include a few guest appearances from the likes of Luke Jenner from the Rapture, Chris Glover from Penguin Prison, but somehow managed to recruit Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers member Michael McDonald. Hot Damn!
Bahamas is Afie Jurvanen (pronounced AY-fee) sounds a little like the music you’d make if you spent too much time around Feist–which he surely has, spending three years touring internationally as Feist’s guitarist/pianist. His return to recording under the guise Bahamas is organic–a brew of classical folks strains interlaced with thoughtful storytelling. Great voice, and a “penchant for dark and peculiar,” this new artist creates music scented with the chill and cozy energy of the Bahamas, these acoustic-folk rhythms stick.
Returning from a 14 year hiatus, electronic-rock outfit Seefeel restate their theories of abused sonic textures with their third self-titled album released on Warp Records. In exchange for an email, the appropriately titled “Dead Guitars” is available for free. Plus find out if this epic band is coming through your town as it’s their first ever tour to North America.