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Music Tuesday: Iron & Wine, Dr. John, Florrie & More...

By Widge - posted 04.16.13 @ 11:54 pm

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More music picks for your Tuesday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

We start off with the new album (out today) from Iron & Wine, Ghost on Ghost. The song in question is "Low Light Buddy of Mine" and this was recorded at SXSW this year. Enjoy. (Amazon: CD; CD/Vinyl; MP3.)

Somehow I missed the fact that Dr. John had a new album out last year: Locked Down. I've stuck it on my growing playlist of 2012 favorites, I dug it so much. Couldn't find a solid live recording of this, so here's the music video for "Revolution." Headsup: the CD/MP3 bundle is actually $1 less than the MP3 bundle by itself as I type this. (Amazon: CD/MP3; MP3; Vinyl.)

Next up is the new single from Florrie--"Live a Little"--which was used in a Sony Electronics XBA-C10 In-ear headphones campaign. Which is why you get the weird shots of her in essence, ear modeling in this video. But hey, I do enjoy the song.

Out of Brooklyn, next it's Lovelife with a track from their new EP, The Fourth Floor. It's "Your New Beloved," and it's one of those songs I enjoy so much I'll let the vocal FX thing pass. (Amazon: MP3.)

Next up, a live version of "McGreggor" which appeared on the deluxe reissue of Leaders of the Free World. There's a studio version on their latest release, Dead in the Boot...but I always like live versions better for here. (Amazon: CD/MP3; Vinyl.)

Next up, here's a song that's apparently already been around for a few years: it's the title track from Super Sun by Bez, out of Nigeria. And I ran across the track because it was in the big stack of SXSW 2013 sample tracks...and I can't quite put my finger on why I dig it. But I do. (Amazon: CD; MP3.)

Then, we have Finnish electronic music artist Fanu, who put out two EPs last year. And you'd think I would enjoy the Coffee Crazy EP best of all, but in my defense you have the Breakbeat Crew EP. Both coffee-infused titles...what's not to like? And...bonus...Tom Waits gets sampled. It's "Monkey Got Choked." (Amazon: MP3.)

And lastly, it's last year's new album from Donald Fagen: Sunken Condos. And what I enjoy is that it's exactly what I want from Fagen--and it's unmistakable who it is. This is "I'm Not the Same Without You." (Amazon: CD/MP3; MP3; Vinyl.)

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Widgett Walls is Need Coffee's Chief Cook and Bottle Washer. He is the author of the novel Mystics on the Road to Vanishing Point, and two collections of short stories, Magnificent Desolation and Something Else: The Complete First Season. He is also co-author of the children's book There's a Zombie in My Treehouse! All of those books are available in paperback or for the Kindle from Amazon. He is also the narrator and publisher of the first unabridged recording of Seneca's letters, available here. He is active on both Twitter and Facebook. (If you befriend him on Facebook, do say you came via Need Coffee.) He lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. He hardly ever sleeps.

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