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.
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.
“Buzzkill(er)” has recently been released as we long for more.
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)
Listen here to “Oh No, Not My Baby”
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.
So hard to choose which song to feature so we will post the first two singles.
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.
They now have contributed a new song for the film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
The soundtrack incidentally was curated by Lorde.
“Dead Air” by Chvrches
He calls himself Arca.
Xen is his first studio album.
Hear two from the innovator that is Arca.
“Now You Know”
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.
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.
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”.
Iconic riot-grrrl band Sleater-Kinney have returned after a 10-year absence.
“Bury Our Friends” is the lead track. And a free download of the song here.