Beth Orton is one of many artists contributing to the Judee Sill tribute album Crayon Angel. And, if her rendition of Reach For The Sky is any indication it will be a perfect cozy into fall album. It is out now on American Dust.
Lake is another band with a rotating cast of characters but the ever present Eli Moore & Ashley Eriksson have a true talent for crafting a retro tune. With a hint of 70's folk pop they are about to hit the road to support their recent release Let's Build A Roof. Check out their single Don't Give Up and see if its the kind of thing you might dig. I have a feeling they do quite the live show.
There are a few things that tend to get me really quick and Mumford & Sons possess quite a few in the highest of quality: breath taking harmonies, British accents, a stand up bass player and banjos. I came upon the new video for White Blank Page over at the superb Song By Toad and was excited to see they are finally releasing a full album. Sigh No More comes out on Tuesday and they will be doing a few shows in the States in the next few months. Here is another excellent video for the song Little Lion Man
The Eels released an album, El Hombre, earlier this year that was front man Mark Oliver Everett's take on love in all its forms. True to their straightforward style the album is a very honest depiction of what, good and bad, love can bring. When this video was released I felt it was most appropriate. And, despite the fact that I am not the biggest Lakshmi fan I still feel compelled to share.
That Look You Gave That Guy