Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Dec 28th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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John Cale “Scotland Yard”
from Shifty Adventures in Nookie Yard (Domino 2012) N —Celebrating 2012 with a bunch of music that came out this year - not just my fave songs, but a lot of songs I didn't play on air this year. The new Cale is a good record - not great like his last one, but definitely a pleasure.
Aimee Mann “Red Flag Driver”
from Charmer Single (Superego 2012) N —Typically catchy number from one of our best songwriters.
Anders Osborne “Dancing In the Wind”
from Black Eye Galaxy (Alligator 2012) —Osborne's album is all over the place, from slashing near metal to deep blues to singer-songwriter stuff. This song reminds me of Jackson Browne.
from Algiers (Anti- 2012) N —They're going to be in town at the Pageant sometime in late January, with Yo La Tengo.
Shawn Colvin “I Don't Know You”
from All Fall Down (Nonesuch 2012) N —With Buddy Miller on guitar and at the production helm, Colvin made the best music I've heard from her.
Amy Gore and Her Valentines “Baby In Your Arms”
from In Love (self 2012) N —Amy Gore was in the Gore Gore Girls, which I never heard. But this record is terrific - fulfills the promise of tough pop/rock I heard 30 years back in the first single by Holly & the Italians.
Sleepy Kitty “Don't You Start”
from Projection Room (Euclid 2013) N L —We're still waiting for a second album from this St. Louis duo (my very favorite guitar/drum/no bass combo in the world), but they did a nice 7" single this year.
Craig Finn “Apollo Bay”
from Clear Heart Full Eyes (Vagrant 2012) —Okay, I was suspicious at the beginning of the year, but over time, this record has really grown on me, and now I'm not sure he should ever get back with the Hold Steady.
Carl Pandolfi “Space”
from What Kind of Life (self-released 2012) N L —We are all going to need more space. This very talented St. Louisian put out a fascinating album a few months back - trying not to let it slip through the cracks.
Half Knots “Colorado”
from Proof (self 2013) N L —Another strong St. Louis record that I've only recently spent time with - their CD release show, shared with Melody Den (whose record is also excellent, but I forgot to bring it), will be Jan. 12 at Off Broadway.
Madonna “Falling Free”
from MDNA (Interscope 2012) —Madonna goes all Kate Bush in parts of this song.
The Sights “Anything to Anyone”
from Left Over Right (HRM 2011) N —These guys just keep churning out rock'n'roll well structured and inventive enough to fit with the classics of 1965.
Little Feat “One Breath at a Time”
from Rooster Rag (Rounder www.rounder.com 2012) N —I gotta admit, I haven't paid close attention to the many records Little Feat made since they reformed quite some time ago - but this one cooks pretty hard.
Bettye Lavette “The More I Search (The More I Die)”
from Thankful n' Thoughtful (Anti-Records 2012) N —I was disappointed in this album - it's better than the last one, not as brilliant as the two before that. But, dangit, she's still Bettye LaVette, and even her disappointments are better than a lot of records.
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