Friday Refrain: A bit of what's new in music...

Oh man, watch out for this week. Phish is out with a new album, Fuego. Mastodon released Once More 'Round The Sun; Ed Sheeran with X; Bassnectar dropped Noise Vs. Beauty; and Deadmau5 released while(1<2). Lenny Kravitz released a single, "The Chamber."

Attack of The List! (Not as complete, sorry, busy week and I didn't get as much research time in as usual)

It's Been A Jazzy Week...

Seriously, so many jazz related albums out this week, it's kinda crazy. Here are a few to wet your whistle.

Ginger Baker, Why?


 Julien Labro, From This Point Forward - It has accordion.

Juan Mario Solare, Gardel Al Piano - Latin jazz

Bobby Hutcherson, Enjoy the View

To-Listen List

It's the list of stuff I'm coming back to because I've been intrigued by it, or it needs another listen.

Secret Cities, Walk Me Home - Winner of this week's album cover and also the sweet female vocals laid over a lush mix of instruments so far seems perfect for summer time.

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, The Perfect Quirk - need to come back and take a full listen to this children's hip-hop album. I am a sucker for children's albums.

Robert Gordon, I'm Coming Home - This is a weekend morning listen. Old rock n roll, country, you know, morning music.

Noura Mint Seymali, Tzenni - need some world music this weekend? Check this one out.

 Circulatory System, Mosaics Within Mosaics

Donovan Blanc, Donovan Blanc

PHOX, PHOX - I saw them open for Blitzen Trapper a year or so ago and really liked it. So here they are now with their first full length and I'm hoping it will give me another chance to catch them live.

Well there you have it - another week, another round of music. Maybe I'll even have a half year round up one of these days. I can't believe it's been 6 months already. I can't even wrap my mind around how many bands I've listened to... My mind might implode. Anyhoot - if you're out and about enjoying the music - remember to stay hydrated and bring your ear plugs! Happy listening!