In House #1780: Kristin Hersh's Learn to Sing Like a Star; Bowie Turns 60
It's Happy Birthday, David Bowie as the Great White Duke hits 60 today. We celebrate with a handful of the new and the old from the iconoclastic musical chameleon and all-around brand name. While he hasn't released a proper full-length since 2003's Reality, he made no fewer than two interesting cameos in 2006: 1) As the voice of Lord Royal Highness, to be aired on an upcoming episode of SpongeBob SquarePants; and 2) Providing vocals, backing and otherwise, on "Province," from TV On the Radio's Return to Cookie Mountain. A votre sante, Mr. Bowie!
Also today, music from the upcoming seventh solo release from Kristin Hersh, entitled Learn to Sing Like a Star. The album marks the Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave frontwoman's first for yep roc and features Hersh often surrounded by lush string arrangements, though that doesn't mean that she doesn't rock out angry-like in places. Hersh plans an extensive tour with a full band to coincide with the release, out January 23rd.
In House #1780.
Focus: Upcoming release from Kristin Hersh, Learn to Sing Like a Star, plus Davie Bowie turns 60 today, and new music from David Kilgour, Apostle of Hustle, Grinderman, and more.
Kristin Hersh, from Learn to Sing Like a Star (due 1/23): "In Shock" (MP3)
David Kilgour, from The Far Now (due 1/23): "BBC World" (MP3)
Youth Group, from Casino Twilight Dogs (due 1/30): "Sorry" (MP3)
Magnetic Fields: "Heroes" (MP3) (David Bowie cover)
David Bowie, from Black Tie White Noise:
"I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday" (MP3) (Morrissey cover)
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