Monday, April 09, 2007

New Music Monday

There are some great live performances on the radio this week, as well as a few interesting new CD releases.

On the new CD front, Conor Oberst's project Bright Eyes has a new CD called Cassadaga. Bright Eyes, incidentally, will be playing live tomorrow on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic at 2:15 pm (ET). As always you can listen online.

Also new this week is From Autumn to Ashes' Holding a Wolf by the Ears. I really like the comments from drummer Francis Mark as posted at

"Most of the record is just about living. At this point I don't think that music inspires me to make more music. Going out and living inspires me to make music. It seems like most people don't believe in themselves enough to take risks," he says. "So many people are unhappy - they let their happiness take a backseat to their obligations, and our society really reinforces that. Also, it seems like the middle ground between having total faith and not having any is vanishing and that middle ground was what functioned best. A lot of lyrics are inspired by the idea that extremes are dangerous."
And if you are looking for some nice live radio performances this addition to the aforementioned Bright Eyes performance, make sure you check out the following:
Tuesday, April 10:
Richard Buckner on KEXP at 6:00 p.m. (ET)
Wednesday, April 11:
Dean & Britta on KEXP at 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Happy listening. And I've been finding some new and interesting bands on MySpace that I'll be telling you about in the near future.

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