Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Music I am digging

Bonnie "Prince" Billy's latest gem is called Beware and my is favorite thing he has recorded in quite a while. If you are wondering where the good old Outlaw Country of Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson went, look no farther. A miner of American traditional music, Billy's latest captures the essense of a form of music lost in the glimmer and sheen of Nashville.

Thank the Lord for the Prince.

Oklahoma's Other Lives' self titled album is only $5.00 on Amazon and a gorgeous piece of piano driven classically oriented chamber pop. It is for fans of Radiohead's mellow stuff, as well as Sigur Ros. If you like minor chords and melancholy music (a theme this year) you will like this.

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