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Sunday, January 14, 2018

New music by Bedouin, Fox Grin, Coveter and more added to our mix

The debut album from Bedouine, the project of Syrian-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian, has been getting wonderful reviews. Pitchfork wrote that the songs have a "natural intimacy, with arrangements that, at their most ornate, feel like impromptu daydreams in the minds of their narrators." It draws comparison to Joni Mitchell's Hissing of Summer Lawns. The Guardian wrote, "her debut elegantly shape-shifts between Americana, country, cosmic folk and sun-scorched soul." We're joining the chorus of praise for this captivating album. "One Of These Days" is one of our featured New Music tracks this week, and we'll soon be adding more of Bedouine's gorgeous songs.

Also new to our collection is Fox Grin, a art-rock/dream-pop duo originally from Atlanta that's now based in Nashville. Thomas Chapman (vocals/guitar/keys) and David Bean (bass/backing vocals) aim to create "brilliantly colored soundscapes with a pop-song sensibility." Atlanta Immersive has called their music "wonderfully lush noise." They've just released their third collection, King Of Spades, and our featured pick is "One Day."

And we've just been introduced to Coveter, an emerging alt-rock band from Ottowa that put out its first EP, Love Me To Pieces, a few months back. One review said its five songs "do an excellent job of incorporating alternative, blues, funk, and even pop with a modern twist. [The band's] greatest trick is how it seems to rock hard, yet seems so laid back." Coveter's sound is on the rough-and-noisy edge of what we typically play, but we're enjoying the jaunty sound of our featured track, "Who Knows?"

Our other New Music picks of the week are additional cuts from albums we've featured in recent weeks:

  • From Tempest by Vancouver Island's Band of Rascals, we're adding "Altitude."
  • And from the self-titled album by Rochester, N.Y.'s Heroic Enthusiasts, we're picking up "Pure Fade" 
As always, we welcome suggestions about what music - new, not-so-new and classic - we should check out. Comment on this page, on Twitter or Facebook or at birchstreetradio@gmail.com

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