I have been ungodly amounts of busy/occupied pretty much since the new year. Lots of work mixed in with intense bouts of play has made my attentiveness to what’s new in music quite low. Well, it’s about time that changed. I’ve made it my goal to catch up on everything I have missed, starting perhaps with maybe actually reading my co-writer’s posts from the past month and a half to see what’s good. The process may just be beginning, but with a little work, I’m sure I’ll be up to speed in not time. Here are a few newer nuggets that have struck me in the past week, and one old standard. Enjoy.
AlunaGeorge – “Attracting Flies”
Yep, I have officially plugged all three AlunaGeorge singles to be released on my LxListenings now. I could not be any more set up for a letdown when AlunaGeorge’s debut Body Language comes out in June. Nevertheless, “Attracting Flies” continues the AlunaGeorge hot streak. Let’s hope it doesn’t end here.
Devendra Banhart – “Für Hildegard von Bingen”
I’m more known for being a disciple of Devendra Banhart’s wife (the lovely Natalie Portman) than I am Devendra himself. But, I always happen to love a track or two off every one of his albums. Banhart’s new album, Mala, is no exception, and “Für Hildegard von Bingen” is the cream of the crop on this particular album.
Autre Ne Veut – “Play By Play”
When Wes texted me to tell me Autre Ne Veut’s Anxiety would be right up my alley, he could not have been more right. Anxiety kind of picks up where Twin Shadow’s Confess left off. A little retro, a little electronic, and a lot of fun.