Oh Wonder

Oh Wonder is a new duo out of London.

Formerly known as Wonder Wonder, they began releasing a song a month for a year in September.

The band has yet to reveal their identities.

“All We Do” is the 4th song in the series and one of the best of the year.

Oh Wonder

St. Vincent

St. Vincent’s album St. Vincent is one of the best of the year.

“Pieta” recorded during the St. Vincent sessions was released as a 10-inch single on Black Friday for Record Store Day celebrating independent record stores.

St. Vincent

“Pieta”

The Dead Weather

The Dead Weather, the supergroup from Nashville, consisting of Jack White, Alison Mosshart, Jack Lawrence and Dean Fertita, occasionally drop a new song.

“Buzzkill(er)” has recently been released as we long for more.

The Dead Weather

She & Him

She & Him, the charming duet of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, have flirted with some of the great songs from the past.

Now they give us a complete album appropriately titled Classics.

This is the song listing:

1. Stars Fell on Alabama (Recorded by: Guy Lombardo, Billie Holiday, Ella FitzGerald & Louis Armstrong)
2. Oh No, Not My Baby (Recorded by: Maxine Brown, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Carole King)
3. It’s Not for Me to Say (Recorded by: Johnny Mathis)
4. Stay Awhile (Recorded by: Dusty Springfield)
5. This Girl’s In Love With You (Recorded by: Herb Alpert)
6. Time After Time (Recorded by: Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker and Shirley Bassey)
7. She (Recorded by: Charles Aznavour, Elvis Costello)
8. Teach Me Tonight (Recorded by: Frank Sinatra, The DeCastro Sisters)
9. It’s Always You (Recorded by: Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Chet Baker)
10. Unchained Melody (Recorded by: The Righteous Brothers, Elvis Presley, Lee Ann Rimes)
11. I’ll Never Be Free (Recorded by: Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Jean Shepard)
12. Would You Like to Take a Walk (Recorded by: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong)
13. We’ll Meet Again (Recorded by: Vera Lynn, The Byrds)

She & Him

Listen here to “Oh No, Not My Baby”

Emigrate

Emigrate is European alternative metal, led by Richard Z. Kruspe, the lead guitarist of the German band Rammstein.

Their 2nd album, includes the song “Get Down” featuring the wonderfully outrageous performance artist Peaches.

Emigrate

TV on the Radio

TV on the Radio, the wildly eclectic progressive indie band out of Brooklyn, have a new album Seeds, and the first since the untimely death of bassist Gerard Smith.

So hard to choose which song to feature so we will post the first two singles.

TV on the Radio

“Happy Idiot”

“Careful You”

Mourn

Mourn is a very young quartet out of Catalonia, Spain.

Jazz Rodríguez Bueno (frontwoman) and Carla Pérez Vas (guitarist/vocalist), both 18, began writing together and added drummer Antonio Postius and bassist Leia Rodríguez (Jazz’s sister), 18 and 15 respectively, to create music far beyond their years.

“Otitis” is from their self-titled debut album.

Mourn

Chvrches

Chvrches made a strong debut last year with The Bones of What You Believe.

They now have contributed a new song for the film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

The soundtrack incidentally was curated by Lorde.

Mockingjay

“Dead Air” by Chvrches

Arca

He calls himself Arca.

Venezuelan producer and DJ Alejandro Ghersi has worked with FKA Twigs, Kanye West and currently with Bjork.

Xen is his first studio album.

Hear two from the innovator that is Arca.

Arca

“Thievery”

“Now You Know”

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth originator and notable guitarist, has a new solo album.

The Best Day is the album title and the marvelous lead song.

Thurston Moore

“The Best Day”

Peaking Lights

Peaking Lights is the husband-wife duo Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis.

From San Francisco to Wisconsin to their current home in Los Angeles, they travel with their two young sons and create music.

Here are two from the new album Cosmic Logic.

Peaking Lights

“Breakdown”

“New Grrrls”

Cherry Glazerr

Cherry Glazerr is a young garage trio from L.A.

How young? 2/3rds of the band are still in high school including lead vocalist and guitarist Clementine Creevy.

Interestingly, the song “Had Ten Dollaz” was commissioned for the Paris fall runway show by Saint Laurent.

Cherry Glazzer

Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian offer their 9th studio album in the new year.

We haven’t heard from them since 2010 but leader Stuart Murdoch has been busy publishing a memoir and directing a feature film.

Wonderfully titled Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, the first single is “The Party Line”.

Belle & Sebastian

David Bowie

David Bowie will soon be releasing an elaborate greatest hits compilation entitled Nothing Has Changed.

One new song will appear, the wildly jazz improvisational “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)”.

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Sleater-Kinney

Iconic riot-grrrl band Sleater-Kinney have returned after a 10-year absence.

Corin Tucker (vocals and guitar), Carrie Brownstein (guitar and vocals), and Janet Weiss (drums) will soon release No Cities to Love.

“Bury Our Friends” is the lead track. And a free download of the song here.

Sleater-Kinney

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