Thursday, January 04, 2007

Amy Millan + a welcome return...

Boy did I get a surprise when I checked the mailbox yesterday. No, the neighbors hadn't put another rat in there (those crazies know how to party let me tell ya). It was two new eps via the fabulous Dark Beloved Cloud Singles Club. If you've never heard of DBC it's well worth a look since membership in the club is free. All you have to do is provide them with six pieces of art that will end up being covers for other peoples singles and you're in. Very cool. In addition to more mainstream offerings like Ida they also get deep into the nooks and crannies. The eps I received yesterday were from The Nanobot Auxiliary Ballet and the Museum of Modern Insect Art and The In And Out. Both very different and both very cool. If you can't or don't want to join I highly recommend purchasing from these good people.

I've also been digging Honey From The Tomb by Amy Millan out now on Arts and Crafts. It's a country tinged set of folk pop from the voice that makes Stars "Ageless Beauty" so frickin' sexy. It's solid, maybe unspectacular, but very enjoyable record. Think Jennny Watson without twins or Jenny Toomey without the Burt Bacharach obsession.

There's an excellent interview/performance from Ms. Millan over on KCRW that was recorded on Dec. 7th.

Here's a video from Amy Millan:

Skinny Boy


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