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Jenny Hval – Innocence is Kinky (2013)

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jennyJenny Hval’s previous, highly acclaimed Rune Grammofon album “Viscera” (2011), recorded with her own free rock trio, overflowed with intimate detail and surrealistic bodily imagery. The follow-up “Innocence Is Kinky” was produced in Bristol, England by PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish, who helped bring out the intimate qualities of her lyrics and sharpened her improvisational tendencies, weaving spellbinding new forms of intelligent, experimental pop with injections from mythology, theory and gender politics. You can also trace her no-holds-barred streams of consciousness and unorthodox subject matter back to earlier heroes such as Einstürzende Neubauten’s Blixa Bargeld (her title puns on their LP “Silence Is Sexy”), Patti Smith, Michael Gira, Nick Cave and Kate Bush.

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Lotte Kestner – Until (2013)

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LOAll of the songs on the album are originals and have never been released before. A few of them almost ended up on The Bluebird of Happiness. A few of them were originally intended to be Trespassers William songs. (One features Matt and Jake from Trespassers.) The song in the video here is one of the songs on the EP (but of course a proper studio version.) It was recorded and mixed by myself, at home and on an island. It was mastered by Doug Krebs, a sound engineer who became my friend in Seattle, who has a great ear. In order to cover mastering, art, and duplication costs, your help will be invaluable.

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The Riots – Time For Truth (2013)

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1 Time For Truth
2 Me And My Friends
3 Hate To See You Go
4 One Step
5 The Only Life I Know
6 Heroes
7 Brixton
8 My Own Way
9 Living On The Edge
10 There’s One Thing You Can’t Hide

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Amanda Jayne – Lunatics in Bloom (2013)

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Five years after her debut album ‘Swoon,’ this American songstress and accordion player brings us 10 new songs from her twisted mind. ‘Lunatics in Bloom’ features her band The Murder of Crows, as well as collaborations from renowned Italian experimental musician Paolo Angeli and Catalan songwriter Joan Vinals. Band: Amanda Jayne – vocals, accordion, guitar […]

Jeff Witzeman & The Jealous Housewives – There’s No There There (2013)

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After a long hiatus, Jeff is releasing There’s No There There. Most of the album was recorded live with such heavyweights as Rami Jaffee on Hammond B3 and keys (Foo Fighters, Wallflowers), and Victor Indrizzo on drums (Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow). Tim Walker (Minibar) adds guitar and pedal steel. Herb Pedersen (sub for Earl Scruggs) […]

Bruce Springsteen ‎– The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (1973)

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Bruce Springsteen expanded the folk-rock approach of his debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., to strains of jazz, among other styles, on its ambitious follow-up, released only eight months later. His chief musical lieutenant was keyboard player David Sancious, who lived on the E Street that gave the album and Springsteen’s backup group its […]