Daniel Lanois – Goodbye To Language
Anyone expecting hirsute big production Americana may be surprised by Lanois's recent ambient electronica releases on the Anti label. Not exactly ploughing the same furrow as his old mucker Eno and at times he does a passable impression of a man playing his guitar through a ghetto blaster.
Daniel Lanois - Deconstruction (feat. Rocco DeLuca)
Wilco – Schmilco
After giving away their album, Star Wars, people will have to pay for this one and hopefully Wilco have converted a few of the freeloaders. This taster certainly sounds promising.
Wilco – If I Ever Was A Child
De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody
De La Soul wanted to make a sample-based album in the vein of 3 Feet High and Rising. In order to do so, and avoid the legalities of sample clearance, they spent a few years recording more than 300 hours of live music, ranging from from bossa nova, soul and hip-hop to funk, disco and reggae, to create their own sample library. Guest appearances include Snoop Dogg, Usher, 2 Chainz, Damon Albarn, David Byrne and Jill Scott.
De La Soul – Trainwreck
Cass McCombs – Mangy Love
Mangy Love mixes soul, twisted psychedelia, and straight-up rock, tackling heavy issues through McCombs’ uniquely cracked lens of (oftentimes hilarious) lyrical wit and acumen for subtlety.
Cass McCombs - Opposite House