Artist: Sophie PowersSingle: “Nosebleed”Details: This is Sophie Powers’ debut single with Atlantic Records. Congrats! The cover, with a photo by Anya GTA, looks like Powers is in a very fun game. Except for the nosebleed, of course. I like the bubbles, and Powers’ expression is spot on with the song’s lyrics: Yeah, we don’t care at all/And […]
Artist: RowanAlbum: DOES IT MAKE YOU HAPPY?Details: With artwork by Stewart Armstrong and Rowan’s drummer Fionn Hennessy-Hayes on photographer duty, DOES IT MAKE YOU HAPPY? is a colorful mix of flowers? Oil paint? I am not sure what this is exactly, but it’s very pretty. This is the Irish band’s debut album.
Artist: Luke EvansAlbum: A Song For YouDetails: Welsh actor/singer-songwriter and the generally amazing Luke Evans just released his second album, A Song For You, including covers of “Over the Rainbow,” “Last Christmas” and “My Way.” There’s also a duet with actress/singer Nicole Kidman on “Say Something.” I believe this is the first song Kidman’s done […]
Artist: Meditations on CrimeAlbum: “Heloise” (single)Details: Meditations on Crime, Julia Holter & Harper Simon, have released a single called “Heloise.” Artwork for the single comes courtesy of photographer Jessica Craig-Martin, whose work is often “cropped and obliquely angled photographs (which) rarely allow for the identification of her subjects’ faces.” Those curious to see the full photo […]
Artist: Kishi Bashi Album: 151a (Reissue)Details: Kishi Bashi reissued his first album, 151a, to commemorate its 10th anniversary. Hsiao-Ron Cheng contributed the artwork for the cover of a cute little child and a cute huge tiger. Cheng, who is originally from Taiwan, is a painter, illustrator and digital artist. Happy Year of the Tiger! 151a cover art