10 August 2006, 09:11 AMlila997
I've been listening to Johanna Stahley
for a bit of time now. Kind of poppy/folky stuff reminds me of KT Tunstall. Very catchy. I like the use of instruments on some of the tracks..trombones etc. Fun! I am hoping to catch her live in the near future to see how she sounds outside the studio.
The CD is a little tough to find in stores outside of the NY/ NJ area but she's available on itunes and I think CD Baby. http://www.johannastahley.com/
31 August 2006, 08:23 PMxenacrazed
Dylan's new album, Modern Times
, is pretty dern good. Sounds like he was influenced by all the blues, folk & old-timey covers from his records back in the '90s. His voice is more shot but that just adds character to the songs. Still i wish there'd been some harmonica on a few tunes.
05 September 2006, 09:16 PMxenacrazed
Ya'll gotta check out Persephone's Bees
debut album, Notes from the Underworld
. It's like Blondie meets '60s psych pop meets early Bangles. The lead singer, Angelina Moysov, is Russian born though her English vocals has a French sound to it. Angelina is gonna be the next wife of xc whenever i can find a good sig pic of her.
The music is great, have a listen at their site-Persephone's Bees site
-and their myspace which has way cool videos- Persephone's Bees at myspace, great music, great videos
12 September 2006, 08:12 PMxenacrazed
(New) fave album of the year so far? Really diggin' The Corner Of Miles and Gil
by Shack. Psych-pop, psych-folk, psych-soul- it's Love & The Zombies & The Byrds & some old old Steely Dan guitar work rolled in one. Shack's "Shelley Brown" is a great song, a definate earworm in the best way.
Yay! today's super-cd-release-Tuesday- Black Keys, TV on the Radio, Magnolia Electric Co, Madeleine Peyroux, Los Lobos, etc etc etc.
KT Tunstall Eye on the Telescope
21 December 2006, 04:16 AMSmirk Morgan
Meh. I think we have a one hit wonder, though some of the tracks start out promising about midway throught the album. Over all, not so impressed. I'll probably give it a couple of more listens. if I change my mind I'll recant this review.
25 December 2006, 11:47 AMxenacrazed
i liked the KT Tunstall album, especially for the kind of music it is.
Most recent great album i've heard is Tunng
's This Is...Tunng: Mother's Daughter and Other Songs
. The album's been out for awhile but i only found it a month ago. This is folktronica, a mix of folk and electronica, and it's done very good here with excellent lyrics and nice vocals. Heavier on the folk than the electronica but still highly recommended.