Better late than never on today’s #musicmonday post but I’ve got a few fun things I thought I’d share with you this week. A lot of these bands are also on Kitsune Noir Mixcast No.030, so if you haven’t checked that out yet you might wanna’.
First up is She & Him and their new album Volume Two, which is quite a worthy follow up to Volume One. It seems like they were testing the water with the first album and this time around they decided to really go for it. M. Ward’s production particularly shines on this one, with lots of glowing strings and Zooey’s voice melting your heart.
Bill Callahan came next, and for some reason I’ve just been listening the hell out of him lately. Rather random, but his newest album Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle is particularly beautiful, even better than Woke On A Whaleheart though I’m not experienced enough to say if it matches his earlier records with Smog.
Coming in fifth is The Avalanches and their seminal (isn’t that such a cliché word to use while describing a record?) album Since I Left You. It’s mind-boggling to think that record was released 10 years ago, and that they still have yet to release another proper album. Wikipedia is telling me that they may be releasing a new record in October, but I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.
Finishing things off is Neil Halstead, the lead singer of Mojave 3. Yet again according to Wikipedia Mojave 3 is simply on hiatus and they’ll be releasing another album in the future, but it’s been 4 years since their last album Puzzles Like You, a gem of an album if you ask me. Thankfully Neil has taken it upon himself to continue releasing albums on his own. I’ve been listening to Oh! Mighty Engine which was released back in 2008, but is still nice to listen to.