Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lhasa - Fool's Gold

There's only one Margo Timmins, I know that, and thank heaven for her. If there could be two, though, Lhasa De Sela would be the other one. This atmospheric country strum would have fit nicely on The Trinity Sessions.

Lhasa de Sela - Fool's Gold (mp3)

From Lhasa De Sela's Lhasa, just released last week.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Screaming Females - Bell

Screaming Females are some touring maniacs. Brutal for them, and brutally brilliant for us. Catch them if you can...they might be playing your street.

Screaming Females - Bell (mp3)

From Power Move, released this April.

Screamale insanity:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bebel Gilberto - Chica Chica Boom Chic

Bebel Gilberto - Chica Chica Boom Chic (mp3)

Bebel Gilberto's new album, All in One, will be released September 29 via Verve Forecast.

On this album, Bebel has collaborated with Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse), Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls), Carlinhos Brown (Caetano Veloso), Daniel Jobim (grandson of Antonio Carlos Jobim), and John King (the Dust Brothers).

This song, which and feels like something from one of the Verve Remixed series, is percussion-heavy, playful, and sexy. But isn't anything sung by a Brazilian in Portuguese the latter two?

Friday, September 11, 2009


Voices, loved and idealized
of those who have died, or of those
lost for us like the dead.

Sometimes they speak to us in dreams;
sometimes deep in thought the mind hears them.

And with their sound for a moment return
sounds from our life's first poetry--
like music at night, distant, fading away.

- C.P. Cavafy

Friday, September 04, 2009

Haroula Rose - The Leaving Song

Haroula Rose, a world traveler originally from Chicago, demonstrates in The Leaving Song that vocal twang in country songs is optional, even desirable. Infused with warmth and longing, the song pulls at the heart without a speck of sentimentality.

Haroula Rose - The Leaving Song (mp3)

Haroula Rose

From the Someday EP. Haroula Rose is recording her debut full-length, in Athens, Georgia, this fall.