Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Music: New Releases

To be quite honest, there's not a whole lot I'm excited about in the new releases this week....below are the very few I found noteworthy:

Caribou "Swim": With its absorption of club culture sounds weaved within subtle pop frameworks, Swim is Caribou's masterpiece the record he's wanted to bring to fruition for as long as he's been making music. A Canadian from small-town Ontario now based in England, Snaith has been a leading figure in electronic music over the past decade. He surprised critics and fans with 2007's Andorra, a brilliant, electro-tinged pop breakthrough with a timeless grace that made most year-end "Best of" lists and won Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize.
Shelby Lynne "Tears, Lies And Alibis": With Tears, Lies, and Alibis the follow-up to 2008's Just A Little Lovin' and the first release on her own label, Everso Records, Shelby Lynne affirms her position as a visionary, iconoclastic artist who deftly weaves country, soul, rock, blues, pop and folk influences to forge her own unique style. Like Identity Crisis (2003) and Suit Yourself (2005), this sparse, unguarded collection was produced by Lynne, who evokes a live-in-the-studio vibe from a stellar group of musicians.

Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin "Je T'aime moi non": Digitally remastered edition of this 1969 classic from French singer, songwriter and entertainer Serge Gainsbourg and his muse, British vocalist and actress Jane Birkin. Without a doubt, Gainsbourg is agent provocateur and Gallic soul brother #1. His sensual work is championed by all in the know and still resonates quite frankly in these sexually exaggerated times. The album Jane Birkin And Serge Gainsbourg (often referred to as Je t'aime moi non plus) now comes with a 32 page booklet with new liner notes, original artwork, and English/French lyrics.
(Listen to the sexiest song EVER recorded...)

On that note I'm going to stop, my heart's not really in this at the moment....sorry.  If I hear of anything truly worthy, I will of course post it here for you.


  1. Check out Serge Gainsbourg's "Ford Mustang". Amazing, and strange........