Sunday, November 26, 2006

My Brightest Diamond

My Brightest Diamond

My Brightest Diamond is mostly the music of Shara Worden, but there are several other musicians that help to make up the full sound of the band. Shara went to my alma mater, The University of North Texas. There's another alumnus in the band as well - drummer Earl Harvin. Their sound is difficult to describe, but Shara's voice is beautiful and there are lots of strings and piano sounds. I definitely hear a hint of Jeff Buckley's theatrics in her voice. Their album, "Bring Me The Workhorse" came out in August of this year. Check out their myspace page for tourdates, photos, and music. Also check out the video for "Dragonfly" on Pitchfork's site. Buy the album.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom - Psych-Funk

Joanna Newsom is a singer-songwriter/harpist from California. Her sound reminds me of CocoRosie with a bit of Toni Childs thrown in. Check out her official website for some tour dates and other info. Her new album "Ys" came out this month and, although it only has five tracks, it runs almost an hour. Buy the album.