Best Bang For Your Buck Pt. 3
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to start winding down. My hope at this point is that you, like me, have been able to discover new albums from artists you’ve never heard of before. Or, if you’ve heard of them before, perhaps you didn’t know they had a new release. Today you may recognize a few more artists. Regardless, kick back and relax as we conclude with the Best Bang For Your Buck Pt. 3.
Gabriel Kahane: Book of Travelers
Gabriel Kahane‘s professional work traces back to 2005 when he released his first EP. Book of Travelers is my first exposure to his work even though it’s his sixth album released as a solo artist. He has many more credits as an arranger and composer. This album is a perfect rainy day musical compendium. The piano is soft and the vocals introspective.
Gabriel Kahane on YouTube
Gabriel Kahane on Spotify
Glenn Jones: The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar
Do you recognize the name Glenn Jones? I’m talking about the guitarist, not the singer. Me neither and yet The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar is his ninth album. Imagine the Gabriel Kahane album above, subtract the piano and vocals, and add acoustic guitar. Also, rather than being suited for rainy days, this album is perfect for sitting on your porch while a cool breeze wafts.
Glenn Jones on YouTube
Glenn Jones on Spotify
Murder by Death: The Other Shore
Oh how times change. It seems like just yesterday I posted about this new band I’d discovered called Murder by Death. It’s been three years since that day and here they are with their latest, The Other Shore. I don’t recall their previous album, Big Dark Love, being so alt-country, but that’s the vibe on this album.
Murder by Death on YouTube
Murder by Death on Spotify
Emily Kinney: Oh, Jonathon
Look! It’s Beth from The Walking Dead! I’m sure Emily Kinney appreciates that but probably can’t wait for people to recall her for her music. It’s okay, Emily, I only mention it because Oh, Jonathon plays much like her life on TWD. She was 25 playing a 16 year old. Now she’s 33 playing a naive early 20-something. Everything about this album is simple and sweet (with minor exceptions). This album could also be named Innocence.
Emily Kinney on YouTube
Emily Kinney on Spotify
Third Eye Blind: Thanks For Everything
Welcome to Third Eye Blind‘s covers EP, Thanks For Everything. The lads celebrate some of their favorite music from artists like: Bon Iver, Santigold, Tim Buckley, Chastity Belt, Happy Diving, Babyshambles, and Queens of the Stone Age.
Third Eye Blind on YouTube
Third Eye Blind on Spotify
Neil & Liam Finn: Lightsleeper
Neil Finn has been a busy lad. He’s released four solo albums, an album with his wife, joined Fleetwood Mac, and now has released an album with his son, Liam. If you’re expecting the pure pop prowess of Crowded House-era Neil Finn, you won’t find it here. On Lightsleeper, Neil & Liam Finn are less concerned with their musical destination and more focused on the journey. If you just want to get where you’re going, pass on this album. If you want to take in the musical scenery, enjoy!
Neil & Liam Finn on YouTube
Neil & Liam Finn on Spotify