Listen Up: New Music We Love

Posted Aug 18, 2015

Our top picks for new music hitting the shelves at Shorewood Library.


Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley - Kronos Quartet

New recordings, including the title track which was commissioned for Kronos, and previously unreleased works by American composer Riley showcase the breadth of his career.


Silver Tongue Devil - Madchild (explicit)

Canadian rapper Madchild takes a self=critical, introspective view in this dark but catchy album.


Payola - Desaparecidos

Indie musician Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) makes political punk - think Sex Pistols - relevant  again with a fun and fueled-up album.

State of Gold - Matt Pond PA

Take a chance on Matt Pond PA for introspective, emotion-driven song writing and stick around for the energy, melody, and engaging tunes.


Dee Dee's Feathers - Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Broadway star and jazz singer Bridgewater unites with Mayfield's NOJO to bring forth a modern vision of jazz-filled New Orleans with traditional standards and new compositions. 


Blood - Lianne La Havas

A little soul, a little funk, a lot of great vocals and catchy songwriting.

Double Vision - Prince Royce

If you're looking for music to get you on the dance floor, look no further than Prince Royce.


Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams - Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

Producer husband and singer wife team up for the first time to make gospel- and blues-influenced classic rock n' roll.


Woman - Jill Scott

Scott's silky voice layered over smooth beats makes for perfect music to listen to during the last long days of summer.


From Kinshasa - Mbongwana Star

Traditional Congolese music mixed effortlessly with more Western style (production and distortion creating a slightly techno sound) to create something eye-opening and dance-able.

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