yes indeeed, it's that time when I'm glad to have an emusic subscription...
"Fin" - John Talabot - Spanish DJ and electronic musisican
"The Clearing" - Bowerbirds - lush mix of folk and gentle pop - go to the website and get some free music
"Live in Studio: Acoustic Trio" - Katie Herzig - infectious folk from Butterfly Boucher's friend
"Big Love Hymnal" - David Byrne - lush orchestral TV soundtrack
"The Boy With No Name" - Travis - yeah, I actually like their stuff...
"For Octavio Paz" - Six Organs of Admittance - lovely acoustic guitar-based instrumental with some vocal
"Walking on the Wild Side" - Lou Reed live... I'm waiting for the man...
"A Winter Project" - A. Pärt - Estonian classical composer recommended by Warren Ellis...
"Love A Kind of Hate Story" - Tim Rose - late US rocker who did well in the UK. raw and rootsy. Thinik Harry Chapin crossed with Joe Cocker.
"Pieces of the Past" - John Wesley Harding - free on NoiseTrade - quiet folky stuff from an excellent accomplished songwriter. Think Elvis Costello with a nylon guitar.
"The Ones Who Wait" - Denison Whitmer - more gentle folky stuff, reedy voice
"Young Man in America" - Anais Mitchell - arty writer with a quirky voice. dense language, but a lightness to the complex songs
"Push the Sky Away" - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - no more need be said...
"Seeker Lover Keeper" - Seeker Lover Keeper - lovely folky stuff from Holly Throsby, Sara Blasko and Sally Seltmann. Yes I bought an actual CD...
"Ox4 The Best of Ride" - Ride - great 90's shoegaze band... love their stuff
"The Weight is a Gift" - Nada Surf - American alt-rock, a bit rough at the edges
"Homeland" - Myles O'Mainnian - cinematic Scandinavian stuff. quite lovely - free on NoiseTrade
"Lonerism" - Tame Impala - wanting to see what all the fuss is about! On iTunes