Musings about music.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sing Me To Sleep - Indie Lullabies

You don't have to have, or be, a baby to enjoy this Indie lullaby CD.

I originally ordered mine after finding out that both Jenny Owen Youngs and Julie Peel* would be among the performers on the album.  Also appearing on this lovely compilation are Tanya Donelly, Trespassers William, Dean & Britta, Snowbird, Neil Halstead, Stars, and The Leisure Society, among others.

From start to finish this disc is full of relaxing pop melodies that come across more like lullabies for adults than for children.   I could listen to Jenny's cover of The Red House Painter's Have You Forgotten on repeat for days without getting tired of it, and the Trespassers Williams cover of Rainbow Connection is so pure and beautiful.

Also the proceeds from this album go to The Valarie Fund and organization dedicated to helping children with cancer.  So what are you waiting for?

*Julie appears on the limited edition copy only.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers

This weekend I got my pre-order of Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers and it's by far the most impressive EP I've heard to date. I had already heard each of the tracks several times live over the course of the last few months but they really came to fruition in the studio and surpassed my expectations.

Super amazing photo by Shervin Lainez

I was thrilled that Favorite Day made it on to the album, it's my favorite track but they are all wonderful. Whether you are already well versed in the Bess Rogers catalog, or if you've never listened to her music before this 5 track smorgasbord of pop melodies has something for everyone.

Seriously, buy it asap!

I'm anxious to see Bess again this week when she is on tour with Quadraphonic favorite Allison Weiss and also Lelia Broussard.