Thursday, April 14, 2011

What I Listened To In March 2011

I was woefully neglectful on keeping up my weekly listening tallies, so for the sake of continuity, I will simply put all of March together in one big list and treat April in my usual weekly report. So for March, here's what I played most...
1. DeVotchKa - 100 Lovers (ANTI)

2. Balmorhea - Constellations (Western Vinyl)

3. Duniven - I Need To Try For Her (self release)

4. Pepper Rabbit - Beauregard (Kanine Records)

5. George Glass - George Glass EP (self release)

6. Yann Tiersen - Dust Lane (EMI Import)

7. Jenny O - Home EP (Manimal Vinyl Records)

8. Choir Of Young Believers - This Is For The White In Your Eyes (Ghostly International)

9. Alpine Decline - Visualizations (self release)

10. Iron and Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros.)

I had no idea I was going to grow so fond of the DeVotchKa record, but the more I listened the more I liked it and then when I saw their show at The Fonda, it quickly rocketed to the CD I played the most last month. And as great as 100 Lovers is, they're twice as good live. I saw Bolmorhea at Echoplex and bought this album, Constellations, in anticipation. It's beautifully orchestrated classical/indie rock, a genre I happen to fall for easily.

I was sent a copy of Duniven's album (so you know), but I really do like it, and am enjoying their pop sensibility that reminds me of The New Pornographers at times. Some great two-part, boy/girl harmonies. Other newcomers are the Yann Tiersen album when I thought I might see him in concert (I didn't) and Jenny O's Home, which I reviewed at Radio Free Silver Lake, and I did see her in concert at her last residency night at Bootleg Theatre in February and was mighty impressed.

Of course I'm still playing Pepper Rabbit, George Glass, Choir Of Young Believers, Alpine Decline and Iron and Wine.


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