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Sunday, August 7, 2016

New music from new & 'classic' artists

The latest additions to our New Music rotation come from veteran stars and from new indie bands too. Just the way we like it.

Fialta is a band composed of two married couples from San Luis Obispo, Calif. They describe themselves as "four individual songwriters, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists ... (who) support each other in arranging and recording our musical ideas." They just released their second album, Shadow of a Drought. We're featuring "Be Someone" in our New Music rotation. You'll also hear "Do The Best We Can" and "Another Lonely Heart."
One discovery leads to another. After finding Lauren Mann's new album Dearestly last week, we were tipped to another Western Canadian indie artist: a band from Kelowna, British Columbia called Wild Son. Their debut, self-titled album came out at the end of 2015. We've put the opening track, "Hello Sunrise," into our New Music bin.
Heart recently released its 16th studio album, which has a few new songs mixed with new recordings of songs from the bands extensive catalog. They're not the solid-gold hits, but some lesser-known tracks that Nancy and Ann Wilson decided to revisit and re-interpret. We've added the title track, "Beautiful Broken," to our New Music rotation. It features backing vocals by James Hefield (yes, of Metalica). We'll also be giving some play to our favorite of the new tracks, "I Jump."
Norah Jones turns back to her piano roots on her upcoming album Day Breaks. In releasing the first single, "Carry On," she said “This new album feels full circle because I’m going back to my early influences. ... After the first record, I drifted away from the piano a little bit. I still played it, but was more inspired to write on guitar. I really loved playing piano on this record.”
And Wilco has slipped out another track from its upcoming album, Schmilco: "If I Ever Was A Child" joins "Locator" in our playlist.

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