Whether you're familiar with these albums, or they're brand new to you, this is what's been in my music playing device this week:
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Present: Dark Night of the Soul
This album would sound fantastic with Brian Burton (better known as Danger Mouse) and Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) alone, but the deal is sweetened with appearances from Black Francis, Iggy Pop, and film director David Lynch; among others. Lynch also provides photos for an accompanying book, which can be purchased at dnots.com. Listen to the album streaming here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104129585
The Avett Brothers, I and Love and You
Brothers Seth and Scott hail from North Carolina, fusing hints of bluegrass and folk into their likable songs. An easy listen, great for a road trip.
Dave Grohl playing all instruments, on a cassette-only release with poor audio quality.
Not quite Nirvana, and pre-Foo Fighters, some of the songs on Pocketwatch would later be re-recorded with a full band and released as b-sides.
A must have for Grohl devotees.
What are YOU listening to this week?