I’ve made a pact with myself to do a better job of keeping up with new music — and more specifically, new artists — this year and I think I’m doing pretty well.
For this week’s mixtape, I’m going to share with you my favorite songs from some of my favorite albums released — or very-soon-to-be-released — in 2011, so far. If there’s already this much great music out in the first 2 1/2 months of the year, making a year-end list is going to be a massive chore.
Enjoy and I hope you’ll check these albums out!
Anna Calvi – Desire from Anna Calvi
PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder from Let England Shake
Tristen – Tadpole from Charlatans At The Garden Gate
Gruff Rhys – Sensations in the Dark from Hotel Shampoo
Zoey Van Goey – Another Day, Another Disaster from Propeller Versus Wings
The Twilight Singers – Never Seen No Devil from Dynamite Steps
Emily Clay & the Red Halo – Openings from Almanac
Holly Throsby – We are Glowing from Team
Adele – I’ll Be Waiting from 21
Jessica Lea Mayfield – Nervous Lonely Night from Tell Me
Twilight Hotel – Ham Radio Blues from When The Wolves Go Blind
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Muscle Relaxants from Departing
Acid House Kings – There Is Something Beautiful from Music Sounds Better With You
Tennis – Pigeon from Cape Dory
Keren Ann – Blood On My Hands from 101
Marianne Faithfull – Eternity from Horses & High Heels
Deerhoof – The Merry Barracks from Deerhoof Vs. Evil
Kid Sister – Kiss Kiss Kiss from Kiss Kiss Kiss Mixtape
Souvenir – Talk to Me from Travelogues
Dominique Young Unique – Do My Own Thing from Glamorous Touch Mixtape