This week’s stand out release is definitely “Here Lies Love“, the product of a unpredictable collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, about the life of the former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos and her relationship with a servant from her childhood. It’s an immensely ambitious project, backed by an intricate concept and a guest list stretching for miles. If someone had the chance of sampling the record, I’d love to hear some thoughts regarding it (comment below or send me an e-mail).
If you’re an old school soul aficionado, don’t forget to pick up the latest Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings record, “I Learned The Hard Way“, the highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s brilliant 2007 effort “100 Days, 100 Nights“.
Jonsi, the lead vocalist and guitarist of the iconic Icelandic post-rock outfit Sigur Rós, is releasing his debut album this week, “Go“. I managed to listen to “Boy Lilikoi”, one of the tracks off the record, a while ago, and from what I could tell Sigur Ros will love “Go”. Another debut solo release that I’m sure a lot of our readers will be at least curious to sample a bit is Slash‘s self-titled, which also drops out this week.
Other interesting music out this week that I can recommend: “Midnight Souvenirs” by Peter Wolf, “VOCabuLarieS” by Bobby McFerrin, “In The Fall” by Future Islands. More after the jump.
Melissa Auf der Maur: Out Of Our Minds
Jonsi [Sigur Ros]: Go
David Byrne & Fatboy: Slim Here Lies Love
Dr. Dog: Shame, Shame
Jakob Dylan: Women And Country
Future Islands: In The Fall
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3: Propeller Time
Hypernova: Through The Chaos
John Butler Trio: April Uprising
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: I Learned The Hard Way
Angelique Kidjo: Oyo
Lali Puna: Our Inventions
Laura Marling: I Speak Because I Can
Bobby McFerrin: VOCabuLarieS
PJ Morton: Walk Alone
Murder By Death: Good Morning, Magpie
Red Sparowes: The Fear Is Excruciating
Robin Trower: Twice Removed From Yesterday
Tunng: …And Then We Saw Land
Peter Wolf: Midnight Souvenirs