Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The other album out today

OK, it's past midnight, so the other album out yesterday...

Add the Arctic Monkeys to the list of new-music wonderkids whose second album barely makes a peep. Come on, be honest, did you even know it came out Tuesday? Did you even care? Seriously, we have to start taking a deep breath before we go berserk on these bands. But I digress...

The album that's been getting a lot of play around here has been "Woke on a Whaleheart" by Bill Callahan (aka Smog). A student of Kris Kristofferson and John Prine, and sounding a bit like a less-gravely Silver Jews, Callahan shows that, many times, the ticket to getting out of the coffeehouse is solid lyrics.

Bill Callahan — Sycamore (Highly Rec.) (MP3)

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