March 10, 2008
I've mentioned in the past that women with guitars make me weak. Foremost on that list is Kaki King, one of my favorite guitarists. Dreaming of Revenge finds her stellar playing featured alongside her surprisingly ever-impressive songwriting and vocals.
This week's SXSW music conference means a lack of big name indie music releases, but there are still reasons to head to the record store. Autumn Fallin', the debut album by singer-songwriter Jaymay (I am a longtime fan) is out on Blue Note.
Other discs I can strongly recommend include Why? 's Alopecia, Transmissionary Six's Cosmonautical, Nick Jaina's Wool, Cassettes Won't Listen's Small-Time Machine, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien's Eleventh Hour, Farmers Market's Surfin USSR, and Hymns' Travel in Herds.
What new releases are you picking up? What can you recommend from this week's list?
this week's interesting CD releases:
Alkaline Trio: Goddamnit (remastered)
Anouk: Who's Your Momma (import)
Black Hollies: Casting Shadows
Black Sabbath: The Dio Years (with bonus DVD)
Cassettes Won't Listen: Small-Time Machine
Death House Chaplain: Of Asthma
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien: Eleventh Hour
The Diggs: ctrl-alt-del
Dr. Manhattan: Dr. Manhattan
Dropkick Murhys: The Meanest of Times (limited edition)
Evangelista: Hello, Voyager
Farmers Market: Surfin USSR
Firefox AK: If I Were a Melody
Foals: Cassius (import single)
Greg Laswell: How the Day Sounds EP
Hercules & Love Affair: Hercules & Love Affair (import)
Hymns: Travel in Herds
Ida Maria: Stella (import single)
Jaymay: Autumn Fallin'
Joe Ely & Joel Guzman: Live Cactus!
Kaki King : Dreaming of Revenge
Kevin Ayers: Unfairground
Laura Reed & Deep Pocket: Soul:Music
Matthew Dear: Asa Breed
Mike Patton: A Perfect Place (soundtrack)
Nick Jaina: Wool
Presidents of the United States of America: These are the Good Times People
Sarah Slean: The Baroness (import)
Saving Abel: Saving Abel
Shawn Mullins: Honeydew
Siouxsie: About to Happen (import single)
Snoop Dogg: Ego Trippin'
Supergrass: Diamond Hoo Ha (import)
Thomas Function: Celebration
Transmissionary Six: Cosmonautical
Young Knives: Superabundance (import)
Various Artists: Funky Nassau: The Compass Point Story (import)
The Vines: The Best of the Vines
White Williams: New Violence
Why? : Alopecia
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