Will Butler

Will Butler, the multi-instrumentalist and dynamic performer of the band Arcade Fire (and brother of frontman Win Butler) has a solo debut in March.

Last year he and Owen Pallett were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score for the film Her.

“Anna” is a free download from his album Policy.

Will Butler

Mikal Cronin

A couple of years ago Mikal Cronin created one of my fave albums of 2013.

MCII was solid all the way through.

He follows in the spring with MCIII.

“Made My Mind Up” is an early sampling.

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Laura Marling

She’s only 24 but has already given us 4 exquisite albums.

Laura Marling’s 5th will be entitled Short Movie.

And “Short Movie” is the lead song.

Laura Marling

Lopsided World of L

I’m in Bangkok, Jonathan L is in Berlin.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

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*The Cardboard Crowns “Shut My Mouth” (Quebec)
*Horseman “Computer” (London)
*Wilhelm Tell Me “Tourists” (Hamburg, Germany)
+Filter Distortion “Frequency Modulation” (Liverpool)
+Bubblegum Screw “Play Some Stooges” (London)
*Los Trasgos Muertos “It Rises!” (Manchester)
+Ruthie Collins “Ramblin’ Man” (Nashville)
*Paul McCartney “Hope For The Future” (Jaded Mix)
*Black Star Riders “The Killer Instinct” (Ireland / L.A.)
*All Skate “Celebrate” (N.Y.C.)
*Council Band “Break On Through” (Doors cover) (N.Y.)
*Erasure “Sacred” (London)
*The Rat “Taking Out The Trash” (Portland, OR)
*Gil Hockman “Pass The Ball” (Johannesburg, S. Africa)
+KMFDM “Genau” (Germany)
+Robert Lauri “In The Dark” (Paris, France)
*The Little Secrets “All I Need” (Liverpool)
*Peur “Hollow Skies” (Manchester)
*Inouwee “My Friend” (Copenhagen, Denmark)
*Boris Carloff “Cos You Know” (Czech Republic)
*Nadine Shah “Stealing Cars” (Whiteburn, U.K.)
*Van Wolfen “Fertich” (Hamburg, Germany)
*Cj Ramone “Mr. Kalashikov” (Long Island, N.Y.)
*White Prism “Patience” (Sydney AU /Brooklyn)
*Film “The Gun & The Deer” (Athens, Greece)
*Jennifer Davies “Lapse Of Time” (Liverpool)
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: Hard To Grow Up”
*Romare “Pusherman” (London)

Björk

The new album from Bjork swirls with emotional turmoil.

Leaked and rush-released, Vulnicura is a breakup album, chronicling her split from artist Matthew Barney.

The song “Black Lake”-intense, sorrowful, a uniquely Bjork masterpiece.

Bjork

Matt and Kim

A new album from Matt and Kim is on the way.

“Get It” is the first single from New Glow.

Matt and Kim

Hanni El Khatib

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Hanni El Khatib is a San Francisco garage-rocker, now based in L.A.

He moved quickly from creative director for a skateboard company to full-time musician when Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys took notice and produced his 2nd album.

His 3rd, Moonlight, is brand new as we listen to the song “Melt Me”.

Hanni El Khatib

Turbo Fruits

Turbo Fruits is a rock band out Nashville led by Jonas Stein, formerly of the band Be Your Own Pet.

Their 4th album No Control comes to us in the early spring.

“The Way I Want You”, the 1st single, produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, is a sweet taste.

Turbo Fruits

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L calling from Berlin.

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*Loose Caboose “Sarsons Lane” (Southampton U.K.)
*Paul McCartney “Hope For The Future” (Beatsession mix)
*Wilhelm Tell Me “The Cool Kids” (Hamburg, Germany)
*Robert Lauri “In The Dark” (Paris, France)
*Filter Distortion “Frequency Modulation” (Liverpool)
*All Skate “Ride” (New York City)
*Jennifer Davies “Disconnected” (Liverpool)
*Erasure “Smoke And Mirrors” (London)
*Brine “The Night Before It Happened” (Gothenburg)
*Los Trasgos Muertos “Roll With The Punches”(Manchester)
*Deluka “Home” (Birmingham, U.K.)
*Electric 6 “Worst Movie Ever” (Detroit)
*The Cardboard Crowns “Hats Off” (Quebec)
*Ruthie Collins “Ramblin’ Man” (Nashville)
*Information Society “Where Were You” (Minneapolis)
*Emigrate f/ Jonathan Davis/Korn “Silent So Long” (Berlin)
*Miss Rabbit “My World” (Live version) (Switzerland)
*Martin McNeil & The Dissidents “Silvermoon” (London)
*The Talks f/ Dr. Ring Ding “Sam” (Hull, U.K.)
*2:54 “Pyro” (London)
*Steel Trees “Loggerhead” (Sheffield, U.K.)
*In Dynamics “Waking Life” (Brighton, England)
*Scout Killers “Long Way Around” (Bath, England)
*Aurora “Under The Stars” (Bergen, Norway)
+ The Real Tuesday Weld “The Day Before You Came” (London)
*PJJP “By My Side” (Paris / Portland)

**3 shades of JOAN JETT**
“Naked”- “Machismo”- “Different”

Panda Bear

Panda Bear (Noah Lennox) is the co-founder of the experimental band Animal Collective.

As a solo artist he has created 5 albums, the 5th, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, just released.

He dazzles us with “Boys Latin”.

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“Boys Latin”

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Jonathan L as heard from Berlin.

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*Emigrate “Happy Times” (Berlin/ New York)
*Eskobar “Untrap Yourself” (Stockholm, Sweden)
*The Real Tuesday Weld “The Day Before You Came”(London)
*Milton Star “Salvation” (Fife, Scotland)
*Sonata Arctica “I Can’t Dance” (Kemi, Finland)
*Belle & Sebastian “The Party Line” (Glasgow, Scotland)
*Van Wolfen “Undercover Arbeitslos” (Hamburg, Germany)
*Richie Callison “Walk A Mile” (Los Angeles)
*Cj Ramone “Carry Me Away” (Long Island, New York)
*Boats “Spiders Soul” (Australia)
*Information Society “Creatures Of Light…”(Minnesota)
*Able Archer “Only Love” (Dublin, Ireland)
*The Kings English “Watercolors” (Los Angeles)
*Kele “My Hotel Room” (London)
*Robyn Harvey “The Fear Of Falling” (London)
+ Calan Mai “We’ve Got Love” (Queensland, AU)
*The Lucky Face “The Reason Why” (London)
*Jennifer Davies “Silhouette” (Liverpool)
*Theophilus London “Figure It Out” (Brooklyn)
*Noir “Timephase” (NB mix) (Brooklyn)
*Treasures “Home” (Blasingstoke, U.K.)
*Peacock Effect “The Heaven Smiles” (Indiana)
+ Mutant Vinyl “New York Dub” (Liverpool)
*Prins Obi “Idolize You” (Athens, Greece)
*Los Trasgos Muertos “Fire In The Sky” (Manchester)
*Selfish Lovers “Made In The Dark” (Warrington, U.K.)
*Brine “Next Time West Coast” (Gothenburg, SE)
*Scarlet Fantastic “No Memory” (dub)(Birmingham UK)

Alex Winston

Alex Winston has such a compelling voice.

Initially classically trained in Detroit, she now resides in New York.

Her first album King Con came out two years ago.

Expect to hear much more about her with the wonderful new song “Careless”.

(and yes, she does remind us of Kate Bush, which only enhances her appeal.)

Alex Winston

“Careless”

Lili Haydn

Violinist extraordinaire Lili Haydn dropped an album in the latter part of last year.

Here are a couple from Lili Land: the single “My My, Cross the Line” and her cover of Led Zepplin’s “Kashmir”.

Lili Haydn

My My, Cross the Line”

“Kashmir”

Ex Hex

Ex Hex is Mary Timony, Laura Harris, and Betsy Wright, a power trio from Washington, D.C.

Their debut album Rips surfaced in the fall and we begin the new year with the song “Don’t Wanna Lose”.

Ex Hex

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Jonathan L in the new year.

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Volbeat “Lola Montez” (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Girl In A Coma “Joanie In The City” (San Antonio, TX)
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “Louie Louie”
Ash “Jack Names The Planet” (County Down, N. Ireland)
James “Honest Joe” (Manchester, England)
Joachim Witt “Gloria” (Hamburg, Germany)
Gibby Haynes “Paul’s Not Home” (Dallas, TX)
Clan Of Xymox “Is Vic There?” (Leipzig /Berlin)
Alkaline Trio “Dorothy” (Chicago, Illinois)
HIM “Katherine Wheel” (Helsinki, Finland)
The Ramones “Judy Is A Punk” (N.Y.C.)
Flight Of The Conchords “Carol Brown” (New Zealand)
Vlad In Tears ” Mary” (Berlin, Germany)
Mother Love Bone “Mr. Danny Boy” (Seattle)
Temple Velocity “Alice” (London, England)
Bruise “Jennifer” (United Kingdom)
Junior Prom “Sheila Put The Knife Down” (N.Y.C.)
Citizens! “Caroline” (London, England)
The Cult “Edie (Ciao Baby)” (Bradford, England)
The Grants “Isabella” (London, England)
Bogan Via “Manny” (Phoenix, Arizona)
Johnette Napolitano “My Diane” (Joshua Tree, CA)
Alex Winston “Sweet James” (N.Y.C.)
Bob Wayne “Lyza” (Seattle/Nashville)
Everybody Was In The French…”Hey! It’s Jimmy…(L.A.)
Drifting Sand “Surfin’ With Britney” (San Mateo, CA)
Rob Decoup “Amastasia (I Want Your Soul)”(Vienna/ N.Y.)
David Bowie “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” (London)
Clan Of Xymox “Emily” (Leipzig /Berlin)
James Stevenson “Suzi’s Got A Problem” (London)

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