On “This Feeling,” midway through her first record in six years, Sonya Kitchell channels PJ Harvey for a feverish, feral blues sweating with desire. It’s a jarring “where did that come from?” revelation the 25-year-old needed to conjure more often on this stately folk-pop effort. The former teen phenom has crafted a mostly solemn, frequently lovely set of songs that opts too often for delicate tastefulness instead of raw emotion. Kitchell, who produces and engineers, deepens her acoustic sound with subtle strings, muted horns, and atmospheric keyboards.
The Good Lovelies’ first full-length self-titled CD contains 11 finely-crafted original songs with catchy lyrics and memorable melodies. The album borrows styles from bygone eras, all the while keeping the music current and relevant.Produced by Les Cooper (Madison Violet, Craig Cardiff, Jill Barber) and Adam King, the CD features guest musicians Christine Bougie, Darcy Yates, Drew Jurecka, Justin Rutledge, Joel Stouffer, Spencer Evans and Marc Rogers.
Sun Midnight Sun is the second solo album from acclaimed singer, songwriter, and fiddle player Sara Watkins. Produced by guitarist, singer, and songwriter Blake Mills, co-founder of the band Simon Dawes, the album features special guest appearances by Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Benmont Tench, and Sean Watkins. Sun Midnight Sun was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Shawn Everett at Zeitgeist Studio, Los Angeles, and includes songs written by Watkins (“You and Me,” “Take Up Your Spade”) as well as several collaborations with Mills (“The Foothills,” “Be There,” “The Accord,” “Impossible,” and “Lock and Key”). It also features songs by Dan Wilson (“When It Pleases You”) and Willie Nelson (“I’m a Memory”), and a rendition of The Everly Brothers classic “You’re the One I Love,” on which Fiona Apple duets with Watkins.
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The reconciliation of disparate influences is a difficult task for a songwriter. To locate the intersection where Dinosaur Jr, Brian Wilson, Nashville pedal steel and Krautrock synths can blend seamlessly, independent of each other, yet harmonize into a satisfying artistic statement, is a spell that few artists would attempt to conjure, let alone execute with […]
320 kbps | 106 MB | UL | OB | TB Andromeda Sun is a rock and roll band from Portland, OR influenced by blues and the 60’s/70s’s era. They making music from the soul and for the soul. Spreading peace, love, consciousness, and rock and roll for all.
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