The first time Jenny Lewis went solo and not as part of Rilo Kiley, she teamed up with The Watson Twins for an exquisite offering. It was really really beautiful and chock-full of lovely, enchanting tracks.
Acid Tongue is her 2nd solo album and The Watson Twins are not joining the party this time round. But she’s brought on a wonderful group of artists to collaborate with her.
It is a great group comprising of Elvis Costello, She & Him (M.Ward & Zooey Deschanel), and of course her supposed squeeze Jonathan Rice. (Among others)
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Published November 24, 2008
Tags: duet, gossip in the grain, indie, meg white, mp3, new album, rachel yamagata, ray lamontagne, review, white stripes
Ray LaMontagne is a man who manages to express heartache and hurt better than anyone else in this world. His last 2 albums tore through the hardest of hearts and soothed the most broken of souls.
His brand of heartache is something few can fathom, with a general consensus that no one can actually write songs like that without feeling such despair themselves. Those who hurt find comfort in LaMontagne‘s music, which always grants the mood to dwell in disaster.
Gossip In The Grain is his 3rd album to date and some things remain consistent. His raspy vocals are present, he remains as intimate as ever, and he still manages to induce beautiful, rustic imagery in our heads with each song.
MP3s after the jump.
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Department Of Eagles are a band you have to know about.
I can tell you all about their history, while Daniel went on to join Grizzly Bear but decided that he and Fred should continue making albums too.
But lets get straight to the point, In Ear Park was released a few months ago but i heard their hit single since early last year. It was just one track, but i could never forget it.
“No One Does It Like You” was constantly looping in my head. The melody was gently warped, diffusing elgaic moods. So messy, yet so beautiful.
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Published November 9, 2008
Tags: album review, cover, indie, ingrid michaelson, mp3, musicc, new album, over the rainbow, pop, sunday sounds, twee
Ingrid Michaelson is back with a sophomore effort.
Rolling Stone mag gave her a bad review, others scoffed at her for taking a step back from her mercurial rise.
So whats the truth?
This album is basically a collection of covers, live recordings and new songs. And with a portion of the sales for this album being donated to the Stand Up To Cancer campaign, it seems like this album is her way of giving back.
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Passion Pit is the brainchild of Michael Angelakos.
Although it was named after a 1980s skin flick, he originally created this piece of genius as a Valentine’s day gift to his girlfriend. He figured other people might like it too, so he made more copies for friends and people in the same college.
Having notched up rave reviews and even dubbed as the ‘next MGMT‘, this EP shows great promise with both explosive and melodic qualities.
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Remember that insanely infectious song called “Oh Mandy”???
I’m sure you do.
The Spinto Band is back to jiggle your veins and make you bob your head while singing to yourself once again.
They are gearing up for their new LP Moonwink by letting loose their latest track “Pumpkins and Paisley” on us here at !tashed and we are more than happy to share the love.
Their latest LP is produced by Dave Trumfio —of Wilco, Built to Spill, and Mates of State fame, Moonwink is an incredible follow-up to 2005’s breakthrough Nice and Nicely Done.
They will not stop till you start vibrating and tapping your feet.
I can’t get enough of them and “Pumpkins and Paisley” is a clear standout in the album.
They will make you happy in times where alot of music you hear makes you sad sad sad.
MP3 | The Spinto Band – Pumpkins and Paisely / (Mediafire)
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