“Seek and Hide” [featuring Colin Meloy]
Years ago, I saw Lucy Wainwright Roche perform live and I remember being floored by her gorgeous voice and incredibly powerful lyrics. So I wasn’t surprised the other day when I was instantly grabbed by her new single.
On this track, her vocals soar, and harmonies from Colin Meloy of the Decemberists fit perfectly. I find the words to be so beautiful and the feelings beneath them, so universal:
“I fell in love last year
It’s not a thing I do a lot
Pack up all my lonely habits
And give it all I got
And when the winter came
I thought I would be different but I’m not
I’m just the same old sorry kettle
Calling blackest pot
You gotta watch it all change
You gotta watch it all stay the same”
Lucy Wainwright Roche
Springsteen releases a new album mid-January…here’s the single:
Tonight at 9PM I’ll feature Johnny Flynn’s latest album, Country Mile, for mvyradio’s Album of the Week. I really enjoy Flynn’s sound a lot and there are plenty of killer songs on this album, including the final track…such a beautiful way to end it:
“Pulaski at Night”
When I mention Andrew Bird to people, very few are familiar with his music and I think that’s a damn shame. For those of us who have had the pleasure of seeing him live or diving into his catalog, it’s clear that he’s an incredibly talented musician whose sound merges classical, jazz and folk in ways that I can pretty much guarantee you’ve never heard before.
He’s just released a 7 song EP, which includes this single, “Pulaski at Night”:
The Devil Makes Three are a band from Vermont now based in California. The trio’s sound is indescribable. “We bend genres pretty hard” says singer/guitarist Pete Bernhard, and he’s speaking the truth! Their new single, “Stranger” grabbed my attention at first listen:
The Devil Makes Three
Remember the tune “Closing Time”? I know you do. Dan Wilson is the front man of Semisonic, who did that song. This is a new single he’s just put out as a solo artist, and I think it’s lovely! :
Here’s another killer track from Sir Paul’s album New. I’ll say it again – McCartney still has it! This album has some of his best material in years. Check out the star-studded video for this tune:
“Holding On For Life”
I was thrilled to hear that the collaboration between James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) would continue with another Broken Bells album. After The Disco comes out in January and the single is spacey and electronic with hints of The Bee Gees. It’s safe to say, I’m psyched!
Lee Harvey Osmond is not a person but a band and at the core is Canadian rocker Tom Wilson. With their sophomore release The Folk Sinner, this collaborative band continues to blend folk and rock in unexpected ways…I cannot get enough of this single, “Devil’s Load”:
Lee Harvey Osmond
“Simple Twist of Fate” [Bob Dylan]
Wow. Just wow. This cover gives me goosebumps before she even starts singing. Sarah Jarosz is a very young phenom in the bluegrass world. At age 18 she released her debut album and was nominated for a Grammy award. This year she released her third album, Build Me Up From Bones, as she graduated from the New England Conservatory of music in Boston. At 22 years old, with her flawless voice and mastery of multiple instruments, I think it’s an understatement to say her career looks promising!
Build Me Up From Bones is where you’ll find this incredibly beautiful Bob Dylan cover and tonight you can hear the album from start to finish on mvyradio’s Album Of the Week (9PM).