Bat For Lashes - The Bride
Hotly anticipated concept album from Natasha Khan, The Bride follows the story of a woman whose fiancé has been killed in a crash on the way to their wedding. The Bride flees the scene to take the honeymoon trip alone, resulting in a dark meditation on love, loss, grief, and celebration.
Bat For Lashes - In God's House
Melvins - Basses Loaded
Well, it does exactly what it says in the title: Basses Loaded features- count 'em - six different bass players including Steve McDonald from Redd Kross and Krist Novoselic from Nirvana. According to King Buzzo, “More is more! As hard as it might be to believe, all of these bass players contribute something of their own to Basses Loaded which gives the whole album a good kick right in its big fat ass.”
Melvins - Hideous Woman
Metronomy - Summer 08
Joe Mount hasn't always been the songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist auteur Metronomy fans know and revere him as today. Eight summers ago, he was a fledging bedroom producer, his second album, Nights Out, was a few months away from release and Summer '08 is his sequel to that album. Initial copies of the vinyl release come with an excellent bonus CD featuring the Night Owl demos plus unreleased material.
Metronomy - Old Skool
Allen Toussaint – American Tunes
Toussaint had just completed this album when he passed away in November of last year during a European tour. The album comprises solo performances of Professor Longhair tunes and band arrangements of songs by Toussaint, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Paul Simon, and others with a band comprising Jay Bellerose and David Piltch joined by guests Bill Frisell, Charles Lloyd, Greg Leisz, Rhiannon Giddens, and Van Dyke Parks.
Allen Toussaint - Confessin'