Last week and this week aren’t too exciting at the record store, unfortunately, but I did round up a few albums between the two that might be something you’d like to listen to.
One album I know I’m into hearing is The Dead Weather‘s debut, Horehound. The Dead Weather is a side project from Jack White (who never has enough going on already, apparently) and The Kills‘ Alison Mosshart. I’m a huge fan of both The White Stripes and The Kills, so the collaboration should be a stunning trip of female-fronted blues-rock.
Here’s what else is out today:
Olivia Broadfield — Eyes Wide Open (Vagrant Records)
The UK singer/songwriter’s name probably sounds unfamiliar to most American music fans, but if you watch The Hills, you might have already heard her work. Her dreamy pop has a little bit of Tegan and Sara influence — just listen to “Don’t Cry” and you’ll be able to tell.
Stellastarr* — Civilized (Bloated Wife Records)
When the band first arrived on the new wave scene a few years ago, they were part of a New York City rock band trend. Now that they’re on their own (and their major label has dropped them) the group (which includes the Nico-esque bassist/backing vocalist Amanda Tannen) are trying to reestablish themselves as less of a fad and more of a forward-thinking musical entity.
Miss Derringer — Winter Hill (Triple X Records)
Frontwoman Elizabeth McGrath shares vocal duties with her husband Morgan Slade in this Los Angeles Americana-gothic rock group. Winter Hill is their third album, and their tourmates this summer are queer-rockabilly trio Girl in a Coma.
Any musical discoveries you’ve made recently?