Sunday, April 17, 2016

More fine new music added to our big mix

Some new songs by veteran artists and others by up-and-comers have been added to our Marvelous Music Mix this week.

Eric Clapton will release his 23rd studio album, I Still Do, next month. The album reunites the team of Clapton and veteran producer Glyn Johns, who worked together on Slowhand 40 years ago. (GuitarWorld has a good article about the album.) We're playing the first single, "Can't Let You Do It To Me" -- which is a bit reminiscent of the Slowhand classic "Lay Down Sally."

One of our favorite singer-songwriters, Shawn Colvin, is teaming up with Steve Earle on an album and a series of concerts this summer. The first tune released from Colvin & Earle, "You're Right (I'm Wrong)," has a rough-hewn sound and a sense of simmering tension. Earle told Rolling Stone it's "the darkest piece on the record."

Speaking of dark: "Something dark is coming over me" is the foreboding first line of "Change in Blue" by Hannah Gill & The Hours. There's a touch of Florence Welch in the way Gill -- an 18-year-old out of Easton, Maryland -- throws her powerful voice into her songs with abandon.

Margaret Glaspy
Margaret Glaspy, native Californian and current New Yorker by way of Boston, will release her debut album this summer and meanwhile has put out a couple of tracks on an EP. We've added "You And I," in which she sings of putting an end to a stale relationship. "I don't want to see you cry/but it feels like a matter of time." Ouch.

As you may have noticed, we like to pick up on bands in our home area of New Jersey. The latest to come across our radar is Tall Days, a guitar-and-drums duo with a back-to-basics rock sound that's well represented in "The Wall," our first pick from their EP Back To The Sound.

Tall Days at Mercury Lounge. Photo by David Burlacu

No comments:

Post a Comment