Tuesdays are big in entertainmentville: not only do all the new DVD releases hit Netflix, but new music also pours into stores. So I take a spin through each week's music releases and pick out some albums and tracks worthy of a download.
Singing and songwriting: Technically, Pete Yorn's new album doesn't drop until June 23, but today you can download it on iTunes. I'm always open to a new Yorn album and I find his style of alt-country totally appealing. This is the kind of music that's well-suited for these long Summer days. Oh, and I should note this is not the album Yorn's working on with Scarlett Johansson. Check out "Don't Wanna Cry" and "Thinking You" to start.
The greatest hits: I can't get enough of Beatles music, and today we have a whole new compilation of George Harrison's greatest hits. His widow, Olivia, recently said of the album: "It's a collection that spans his career, and we put them together in a way we thought they would just kind of flow, you know, musically, into one another." I really love "My Sweet Lord," and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
One more up next, so
A little bit country: Holly Williams is Hank Williams Jr.'s daughter and today she follows up her excellent debut album with the release of Here With Me. It's heartfelt country that I'm really digging. Check out "Alone" and her cover of Neil Young’s "Birds."