I pulled a 180 in an intersection trying to turn left yesterday, and that’s when Meg and I thought it might be a good time to head home. Does nasty weather=longing for good music?
I don’t know, but I really really really like the new Beth Orton album, COMFORT OF STRANGERS. Jim O’Rourke played bass, piano, marimba, and twiddled knobs on this one, and you can tell. Supposedly he was just hired as a session guitarist, but he ended up taking over production, and they cut the thing in just two weeks. It’s beautiful, check it out. You can see her performing the title song on Letterman, here, or listen to her live on the radio, here, or stream the whole damned album, here.
Also, I’m hearing more and more layers in The National’s ALLIGATOR. What a kick-ass record. Check their stuff out here.
Finally, Jeremy Warmsley has a new EP, OTHER PEOPLE’S SECRETS, on London’s Transgressive coming out in March. My history with Jeremy, here. Like the last one, this EP will be vinyl-only, limited to 500 copies. Unlike the last one, on this record, Jeremy worked with live musicians. Check out the new songs here. They’re way good.
Oh, I like music. Meghan and I are debating whether to start our own podcast. Does the world need another podcast? Probably not. What do you think?