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It’s a new week and that means new music so let me, Mark Sharpley, give you the four choice cuts that will get you down to the record shop or indeed have you popping onto the iTunes store.[hr color=”light-grey” width=”100″ border_width=”50″ ]
First choice this week is the welcome return of Beck. Six years after the release of Modern Guilt, he returns with his new album Morning Phase and by the sounds of things its an absolute belter. Here is “Waking Light” from the album which is available on the Capitol Records label. | www.beck.com
Beck on iTunes
My second choice is 20 year old Jake Bugg with the third release from his second album Shangri La. This is “A Song About Love”. His second album following 2012’s self titled debut, Bugg, has supported the likes of The Stone Roses as well as going on his own headlining tour. Youngsters, eh! Available on the Mercury Records label (Island in the US), here is the video for “A Song About Love.” | www.jakebugg.com
Jake Bugg on iTunes
Believe it or not, English indie rockers Wild Beasts have been around for a good few years now. With the release of their fourth (yup, fourth) album Present Tense set to hit the shops this week, it would be rude not to see what this band is currently up to and indeed what they have been up to since forming in 2006. Available on the Domino Records label, this is the video for “Wanderlust.” | www.wildbeasts.co.uk
Wild Beasts on iTunes
St. Vincent, or Annie Erin Clark as she is better known to friends and family, is my final choice of this week with the release of her fourth solo album simply named St. Vincent. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (within 24 hours maybe?) and growing up in Dallas, Texas, St. Vincent has been on the solo album scene since 2006 and has collaborated with Talking Heads legend David Byrne no less. If you haven’t checked her out, her new album is available on the Loma Vista label and here is a take from that album, it’s “Digital Witness.” | www.ilovestvincent.com
St. Vincent on iTunes
So there is another four artists to get your mojo rising (musically speaking, of course) and I will be back next week with more tunes to make your mouth water. Keep on keeping on.
— Mark Sharpley
This week’s column is dedicated to the memory of Paul Thrower.
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