Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Music Tuesday January 15, 2013

I am floored by two artists this week (2 Cellos and Cristina Pato), intrigued by two others (The Low Bellows and Serafina Steer),  and there are three others that of course out of this whole blog are the only ones highlighted on ITunes.  Enjoy!

Stupid Things by Yo La Tengo's 13th Album Fade
In case you don't recognize the band name yo La Tengo, they DO play under the alias Condo Fucks.
True Story.  This New Jersey band got their start in 1984 as a hubby and wife duo.  Their band name origin is pretty cute - thanks Wiki.  They won't be replacing anyone in my heart as a new love, but I wouldn't turn them off if they popped up on my Pandora.  Alternatively subtle, I want to take a nap in the warm sunlight while I 'Fade'...

Supermassive Black Hole featuring Naya Rivera from 2 Cello's album In2ition
Yes this is the Muse hit track, but these two cellists bring pop rock to an unlikely instrument.  Sexy and erotic, light the candles and invite your infatuation over for a rendezvous in front of the fire before Spring comes.  They were featured on Glee during the Michael episode, playing Smooth Criminal while Santana boasted naughty Sebastian's socks off into confession.  They must have enjoyed themselves, these 2 cellists from Croatia, because they invited Santana/Naya to be featured on their album.  Rock on.

Sorry seems to be the hardest word from the Tenor's 3rd album Lead with your heart
I am so sorry, my dear Canadian quartet, but Il Divo will always be #1 in my boy band serenade of cheesy love songs from the heart.  Beautiful, and please keep trying.  This is only your third album since you started in 2003.  And I believe Il Divo is off the market now.  I love this song, nice choice. 

I come apart featuring Florence Welch from ASAP Rocky’s debur album Long Live A$AP
Yes what we need from Rakim Mayers of New York is to be another hip hop artist with an attitude and an ego to title his first album LONG LIVE A$AP with a DOLLAR sign as the S.  With that said, thank you for inviting Florence Welch of Florence and the Machines to sing with you.  Holy cow I might even download this track.  I was cringing at the sight of the song titles and their collaborations until Florence jumped off the page.  You are slightly forgiven for this debut, A$AP.

World of Love from Serafina Steer’s 3rd album The Moths are Real
This folk classic Brit is definitely what she self described ‘the Kitchen Sink’.   The album is haunting and off the mark for what has been speaking to me lately but I can’t compare her to any other.  And for this I commend Serafina.  Unique task fulfilled. 

You can be all kinds of emotional from The Lone Bellow’s self title album The Lone Bellow
I believe this is Lone Bellow’s debut album.  There isn’t a lot of information about them on the internet but self described as Brooklyn country can’t be a bad thing.  This song is one I would love to play for someone sometime.

Giatango ( A Cristina Pato) from Cristina Pato’s 5th album Migrations
If you love sensual jazz, breathtaking piano, and sassy bagpipes, Cristna’s your gal.  This 32 yr old Spaniard blew me away with her NPR interview last Saturday.  Actually I was told about it and looked her up (THANKS, KARIN!)– please listen.  Even Yo Yo Ma has her traveling with him on tours. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Music Tuesday January 8th, 2013!

Lucky Charlie from Dropkick Murphy's 8th album Signed and Sealed in Blood
This Celtic punk Bostonian band started in 1996.   I first heard them when the film preview 'The Departed' blared 'Shippin out to Boston' on the tv.  The bagpipes, accordion, Irish whiskey vocals and story telling sucks you in and 'dropkicks' you out a fan. Pun intended.  Please come and play at halftime during a Timbers Game.  Please???

Looks good with trouble form Solange's EP True
I was excited to hear what this mysterious Solange had for me until I realized she is Solange Knowles. Oh man, just cuz sis Beyonce doesn't use her last name doesn't mean its uber cool to axe the last name. She is trying to make a name for herself other than Beyonce's sister.  Keep trying, Solange.  You are almost there.

I am bulletproof from Black Veil Brides album Wretched and Divine: The Store of the Wold Ones
This glam metal band from Hollywood created their 3rd studio album as a rock opera concept.  This is why I'm overlooking the 'metal' and diving in.  The history of this albums artwork stopped me:
"It depicts a child holding the Black Veil Brides pentacharm standing up against an army of evil."
This innovated band toured before recording and releasing music. They were hungry and ready to roll. 

Star Crossed Lovers from Joe Lovano's 23rd album Cross Culture
From Cleveland, this Grammy award sax player got his start in the 1980's.  He's worked with many greats in jazz music, studing at Berklee College of Music after being exposed to music at a young age by his father. This is a beautiful album, and the saxophone is my favorite instrument.  I want to stroll the Seine River while Joe follows me, playing this whole record.

Passage to Bangkok from Tracy Thornton's album Baked in the Sun
A nationally recognized steelpan player who has been sought out to open a wide variety of artists such as The Ramones, Dave Matthews Band, Kenny Chesney, Santana, Jimmy Buffet, Barry White, and Yanni.  Tracy has a skill and is willing to guest play at a school near you. However one look at the cover and song titles and your local principal will probably not be inviting Tracy to entertain, man. 

Chanterelle from Food's 7th album Mercurial Balm
This Norway jazz duo started in 1998.  I found this a little sleepy of a jazz band but hey, not every album in my repertoire moves me to dance.

Coming down from Pop Levi's EP Starlight and Wonder, Vol 1.
I have dubbed Pop Levi the artist formally known as Prince of the UK.   Jonathan James Mark Levi skipped church to write music when growing up. Not me, I wrote songs while IN church. But this isn't about me. Wait, is it? Shit.

Monday, January 14, 2013

TBA 2013 Releases

Here is an interesting list of reported artists that will be releasing new music this year.  I see some repeats from my list last year that were a no show in 2012, hopefully they will bring it in 2013 (ahem, Pearl Jam?).    Also, I see several artists on this list that released albums last year (Toto y Mois, Nelly Furtado, Justin Bieber...).  And there are a few artists I am pretty excited to hear from (Cher, Queens of the Stone Age,  Dita Von Teese).  

So here you go - Enjoy.

  • 50 Cent
  • Aaron Neville
  • AC/DC
  • Adam Ant
  • Akon
  • Alice in Chains
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Bad Religion
  • BeyoncĂ©
  • Black Sabbath
  • Bon Jovi
  • Britney Spears
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Cher
  • Daughtry
  • David Bowie
  • Dido
  • Dita Von Teese
  • Eels
  • Eminem
  • Iron Maiden
  • Janet Jackson
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Lady Gaga
  • Mariah Carey
  • Megadeth
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Panic! at the Disco
  • Pearl Jam
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Rod Stewart
  • Tegan and Sara
  • The Airborne Toxic Event
  • The Black Keys
  • The Strokes
  • The Vines
  • Tim McGraw
  • Tokio Hotel
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • Tool
  • Toro y Moi
  • Yo La Tengo

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Best Music 2012

Here it is.  71 artists, 74 albums, 7 Grammy Nominees for 2013, 3 artists that released 2 albums in 2012,  4 locals, 2 albums received autographed by the artists,  and several mixed cd's made compiling these amazing artists into an amazing Aubrey shuffle of fun.  I am looking forward to a new year of new music. Enjoy. 

2013 Grammy nominated artist Alabama Shakes album Boys and Girls
2013 Grammy Nominated artist The Lumineers album The Lumineers
Andrew Birds albums Break it Yourself and Hands of Glory
Bahamas album Barchords
Beachwood Sparks album Tarnished Gold
Ben Kweller's album Go fly a kite
Bettye Lavette's album Thankful and Thoughtful
Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy's album Rattle them Bones
Blues Travelers album Suzie Cracks the whip
Bonnie Raitt's 2013 Grammy nominated album Slipstream
Brodinski's album Fabriclive 60
Bruce Springsteen's 2013 Grammy nominated album Wrecking Ball
Damien Jurado's album Maraqopa
Daphi's album Jialong
Delta Spirits album Delta Spirit
Die Antwoords album Ten$Ion
Django Django,s album Django Django
Dwight Yoakam"s album 3 Pairs
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros album Here
Errors album Have sopme faith in magic
Fanfarlo's album Rooms filled with Light
Father John Misty's album Fear Fun
Fionn Regans album 100 acres of sycamore
First Aid Kits album The Lions Roar
Frankie Rose's album Inter Stellar
Fun.s 2013 Grammy nominated album Some Nights
Good Old Wars album Come back as rain
Grace Woodroofe's album Almost Want
Grizzley Bears album Sheilds
Heartless Bastards album Arrow
Here we go Magic's album A Different Ship
Horsefeathers album Cynics New Year
Ingrid Michaelson's album Human Again
Islands album A sleeping and a forgetting
Jesse Baylins album Little Spark
Jimmy Fallons 2013 Grammy nominated album Blow Your Pants Off
Jody Arlyns debut album Stars up on the ceiling
Kathleen Edwards album Voyageur
Kimbra"s album Vows
Lambchop's album Mr M
Lana Del Rays albums  albums Born to Die and Paradise
Laura Gibsons album La Grande
Liars album WIXIW
Loudon Wainwright's album Older than my old man now
Lower Dens album Nootropics
M. Wards album A Wasteland Companion
Magic Wands album Aloha Moon
Martha Wainwrights album Come home to Mama
Mumford and Sons album Babel
Neil Young's albums Americana and Psychedelic Pill
Pink!s 2013 Grammy nominated album The Truth about love
Poor Moons debut album Poor Moon
Punch Brothers album Who's feeling young now?
Ramona Falls album Prophet
Rebelution's album Peace of Mind
Regina Spektor's album What we see from the cheap seats
Ricki Lee Jones' album The Devil You Know
Rufus Wainwright's album Out of the Game
Scissor Sisters album Magic Hour
Sea of Bee's album Orangefarben
Sean Rowe's album The Salesman and the shark
Selah Sue's debut album Selah Sue
Sharon Van Etten's album Tramp
Shearwater's album Animal Joy
Tame Impala's album Lonerism
The Sheepdogs album The Sheepdogs
Tindersticks album The Something Rain
Toro Y Moi's album June 2009 (they are releasing a new album 1/23/13!)
White Rabbits album Milk Famous
Y La Bamba's album Court the Storm
ZZ Ward's album Til the Casket Drops