Tyranny is a vital protest record due toward the end of the month.
“Where No Eagles Fly” leads the way.
Steelism is instrumental duo guitarist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel player Spencer Cullum.
Fetzer hails from Canton, OH; Cullum from Essex, England. Together they update the rarely recorded tradition of instrumental music as heard here on “Marfa Lights” from their forthcoming album, 615 to Fame.
His lengthy new album Manipulator features 17 compelling songs.
“Susie Thumb” and “Feel” are two of them.
Julia Holter is a most intriguing artist; she continues to enthrall me.
Now a new double-sided single.
On one side her unique cover of “Don’t Make Me Over” made famous by Dionne Warwick in her debut in 1962, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
And “Hello Stranger”, a hit for Barbara Lewis and included on Julia’s album from 2013 Loud City Song.
“Don’t Make Me Over”
We now have a recording of these 20 songs from the likes of Tweedy, Norah Jones, Lord Huron, Jack White, Laura Marling, Jarvis Cocker, David Johansen, Eleanor Friedberger, Sparks, Jack Black, and Beck himself.
Listen here to Laura Marling singing “Sorry” followed by Jarvis Cocker’s contribution “Eyes That Say ‘I Love You’”.
Laura Marling “Sorry”
Jarvis Cocker “Eyes That Say ‘I Love You’”
Jenny Lewis, a young child-actress, moved on to a music career, best known with her band Rilo Kiley.
Her 3rd solo album and her first in 5 years is The Voyager.
Produced primarily by Ryan Adams, “She’s Not Me” is a standout as is the song “Just One of the Guys” recorded with Beck who also provides backing vocals.
“She’s Not Me”
“Just One of the Guys”
The War on Drugs hail from Philadelphia.
Initially formed by Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel, Vile moved on to a solo career and the band carries on as a 4-piece.
The ethereal gorgeous “Under the Pressure” is from their latest album Lost in a Dream.