A relatively quiet week so far to kick off the first week of April. No real big music announcements except for a few festival lineup postings (Pitchfork and Outside Lands) but apart from that, it’s been a quiet start to April.
Outside Lands actually features a fairly decent lineup with a lot of new music discovery at the helm in terms of their smaller font bands. By the time August rolls around however, we may see a number of those artists having a slightly larger following than what they have currently (Jagwar Ma, Courtney Barnett. and Lucius in particular).
Saudade is a Portugeuse word that has no direct English translation, however the gist behind the word is a longing for someone or something that one loves and the melancholy or nostalgia that follows as a result of it. This album feels just like that, featuring strictly female voices, all very similar in sound. This album features the female vocal talents of Lou Lou Ghelichkhani, Karina Zeviani, Elin Melgarejo, Natalia Clavier and Shana Halligan who all perform magnificently. The album has a byline on the back cover which simply reads: “The quiet sound of Thievery Corporation”. While it’s not particularly quiet, it does have that feeling of background music, but in a good way. This album has a very mellow, Spanish feel to it which is perfect for relaxing as well as taking in a lively environment. It’s enjoyable and relaxing and hits the spot in a lot of ways. It’s the perfect warm weather music, and with this early Spring release, we hope it pushes Spring and Summer weather through the door sooner rather than later. Best listening times for this album would be lazing out by the pool, or during warm, sunny evenings over dinner or just spending a relaxing evening together with old friends as you catch up or reminisce about times past. Be sure to mark this down on your “must listen” list.
I also picked up one of my favorite albums from the 80’s on vinyl today, Dire Straits‘ 1985 release Brothers In Arms. This album features the massively popular track Money For Nothing, but truly offers so much more than just that one song. If you have never heard the entire album, be sure to give it a try, I swear you’ll enjoy it.
And now, as always, here was everything acquired on this New Release Tuesday:
- Thievery Corporation – Saudade
- The Mountain Goats – The Sunset Tree
- Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (vinyl)
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- New Music Tuesdays 2014
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