CD of the Week

Each week KRCB recommends an album we have some to love and hope you do as well.

Rare is the band that can cover themselves. Rarer is the band that would even think of it and rarer still is a band that would return to the conception and re-imagine its first breakthrough record. Stuff Like That There, a fourteen song collection of covers, originals and reworking(s) happens to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Yo La Tengo’s landmark 1990 album, Fakebook.

Watkins Family Hour - an acclaimed musical collective featuring siblings Sara and Sean Watkins along with Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench, Don Heffington, Greg Leisz and Sebastian Steinberg - will release their debut, self-titled album on July 24. Additionally, in celebration of the release, the collective will take their 'variety show of epic proportions' (Los Angeles Times) to cities across the U.S.

Something More Than Free is the follow up to Isbell's 2013 celebrated breakthrough album Southeastern, which received overwhelming support from the press and went on to sell over 150,000 copies. Isbell was the subject of stories in outlets ranging from The New York Times Magazine and Wall Street Journal to NPR's All Things Considered and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit made multiple television appearances, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Austin City Limits.

Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell's music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers, which includes that well-oiled band at its core.

With their third album Monterey, The Milk Carton Kids have evolved their signature sound into its purest essence. Writing on the road, these duo found themselves finishing and editing each other's songs, resulting in a batch of songs where, for the first time in the band's career, friends and family cannot tell who wrote what.

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: The Traveling Kind

I Can't Imagine is the 13th album from the acclaimed singer/songwriter. I Can't Imagine is Shelby's first for Rounder Records. Perhaps the most beautifully crafted and intensely affecting set of songs since her landmark I Am Shelby Lynne in 2000, I Can't Imagine is powered by Lynne's lustrous vocal performance, indelible, illuminative songwriting, and the sympathetic, versatile playing of her top-flight band. Shelby's career began in 1989 when she released her debut album for the country market.

CD of the week for April 21, 2015

Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

The CD of the Week for April 14, 2015, is Calexico's Edge of the Sun.

Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp

Apr 13, 2015