More music picks for your Monday, curated this week by Rob Levy and Widge. 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.
Rob throws out first Peter Murphy, “more gloom form the ex-singer of Bauhaus.” Here’s him performing “The Prince and Old Lady Shade” live from his upcoming album, Ninth. That hits June 7th.
Ninth is available for pre-order as a CD from Amazon.
Here’s a pick from me…it’s Awesome Wells and the song “Luchadora.” That’s from the album Carry on Awesome Wells.
The song’s apparently been out for a while but the album’s just been released via MP3 download on Amazon.
The Vincent Black Shadow “Metro” from the album Fears In the Water. I like it because it’s got a slightly more frantic No Doubt vibe going on and that’s why I throw it into the mix.
And we’ve talked about this various places on the site…it’s Rome, the supergroup that’s Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi with an assist from Jack White (see below) and Norah Jones. As Rob states, it’s a “collection of songs influenced by Italian film soundtracks and spaghetti Westerns.”
Rob also throws you Bel Canto. This is “Unicorn” from the album Shimmering Warm and Bright. He terms it “A cool breeze from Norway.” Indeed.
And lastly, we’ve got Rob throwing some classic stuff your way from The Cure. He recommends Staring at the Sea: The Singles. I do concur, it’s a fine album. He proclaims: “If you only get one Cure record get this collection of their early singles!” This is “The Hanging Garden.”
This is also available as a used CD from Amazon for really damn cheap.