At Shorewood Library we have a pretty indie-heavy CD collection. When you're looking for a new jam that's a little outside the box, let us suggest you browse the New Materials lists in CountyCat or on our website. You'll more than likely have to request the CDs you want - they're popular! This month we've got a few new albums you NEED to hear if you're in the mood to dance with the windows open and the spring breeze flowing.
On her third studio album, Swedish pop artist Lykke Li transforms heartbreak (she reportedly wrote the album after a major breakup) into a series of powerfully emotional yet brief tracks. Layered, synthy, deep and melodic - don't miss this latest Lykke Li record if you're a fan of artists like Cat Power and Feist. You can literally hear the breeze blowing through a few of these songs, which are somehow dance-y while also being tearful.
tUnE-yArDs is actually jill-of-all-trades singer/songwriter/creator Merill Garbus, whose first album, 2011's Whokill, was extremely well-received. She's back with more crazy experimental pop tracks on this album. Heavily rhythmic, the album includes influences of Caribbean sounds and layers of vocals. The best word to describe this one is "different" - and if that gets you going, you'll love it.
Baseball Project is literally a band devoted to baseball. On their third album, Baseball Project take on baseball history and statistics. It's perfect for this time of year in so many ways - subject matter, the general rock-it-out flavor of the tracks, and the whole idea that this band does not take themselves too seriously. It makes for incredibly fun car dancing that is, oddly enough, totally family appropriate. Pop it in on your way to the Brewers game.