Show Post: In House #1541
It's new music galore today as we're met with an almost unprecedented new music Tuesday. Indeed, this one's been circled on a lot of people's calendars for a while, with new releases out today from the likes of Jenny Lewis, the Elected, East River Pipe, Robert Pollard, Arctic Monkeys, Rocky Votolato, the Gourds and Tarkio, to name just a few. One obvious omission from that list is Cat Power's hotly anticipated The Greatest, which it may just be, and which we'll be spending the most time with today on the show. Chan Marshall has occasionally hinted at more traditional forms here and there in her music in the past, particularly on 2000's The Covers Record, which saw her covering the likes of Bob Dylan and Michael Hurley as well as the traditional "Salty Dog." The Greatest, however, is unlike anything she's done before, and despite some disparaging comments along the lines of "giving up her edge" from some, Marshall's gorgeous voice sounds right at home amongst the Memphis sessions players. Those who have called this her Dusty In Memphis have nailed it, Marshall sounds more comfortable and in her element here than she ever has on this, her seventh full-length.
In House #1541.
Focus: New release from Cat Power, The Greatest, plus new music from Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Jose Gonzalez and more.
BONUS MP3s from today's show:
Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins: "Rise Up With Fists!" (MP3)
East River Pipe: "What Does T.S. Eliot Know About You?" (MP3 stream)
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