CD Watch #1

We get a ton of CDs delivered to The Indy offices every
week, so here’s a couple we’re listening to right now that you
should be watching out for in the coming weeks.

Jake Ziah‘s
These Days Do No Justice: Red Parlor Records
second release is the promising debut from this Norwegian quartet,
with haunting vocals, playfully restrained instruments, and
precious songwriting. It’s jangly, pensive Americana put through a
Scandinavian sieve. Due out August 29.

The Black
Keys
Magic Potion: Singer and stringman Dan Auerbach
and drummer Patrick Carney make their Nonesuch Records debut
with this listener friendly, borderline psychdelic, hard rock gem.
It’s as if Jimi Hendrix came back from the dead in the form of
white dudes from Akron, Ohio. Due out September 12.

American Music: The
Hightone Records Story
: If the amazing sampler is any
indication of what this four CD/79-song (plus one DVD) collection
is like, you’ll be stuck to your stereo till your ear goes sweaty.
Mixing some of the country’s best blues, folk, roots, and
rockabilly is what Hightone’s done best over their 23 years, and
this is a testament to that growing legacy. Due out September
12.

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