Music of the Moment for April 2015:
April 1, 2015 - 6:00 am
5 brand new releases we can’t wait to share with you this month:
1. Andrew Combs All These Dreams (Coin) – Do people make records like this anymore?! On one hand a throwback to classic 70s pop era singer-songwriters, yet still sounds relevant and fresh. Andrew has a terrific voice and the record has a nice understated beauty to it. [Review by Iaan Hughes]
2. José González Vestiges & Claws (Imperial) – José’s first album in 7 years finds him recording these slow-burning compositions at his home in Sweden. Perfect for those mornings when you need to ease into your hectic day.
3. Pharis & Jason Romero A Wanderer I’ll Stay (Lula) – This British Columbia couple has been earning wider recognition in the U.S. Not an easy feat for artists who perform old-time folk music. This recording clearly displays why. Good songwriting, beautiful harmonies, great guitar and claw-hammer banjo make this a wonderful addition to the folk genre.
4. Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell (Asmathic Kitty) – Beautiful, orchestral neo-folk a la Elliot Smith. His first album in 5 years, following the death of his mother, is a moving, understated meditation on loss.
5. The Mighty Mocambos Showdown (Légère) – This is the third release for this European funk outfit who use afrobeat horns and a solid groove to get you dancing! They keep the groove traditional, yet contemporary. This band is tight!
Last Month’s Top 3 Releases:
1. Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch)
2. Pops Staples Don’t Lose This (Anti)
3. Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter (ATO)
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