Ryan Adams, Aimee Mann, Of Montreal : All Songs ConsideredNew music from Ryan Adams; A boxing metaphor from Aimee Mann; A bluegrass classic with Doyle Lawson; The ghostly sounds of Liz Durrett; From the Elephant 6 collective: Of Montreal and more.
New music from Ryan Adams; A boxing metaphor from Aimee Mann; A bluegrass classic with Doyle Lawson; The ghostly sounds of Liz Durrett; From the Elephant 6 collective: Of Montreal; Former '80s rock icons The Go-Betweens; From Chicago via London, it's The Zincs; Strange sound designs from Negativland.
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Ryan Adams, Aimee Mann, Of Montreal
from Cold Roses
by Ryan Adams
This double CD is one of three new releases expected this year from the ever prolific singer/songwriter Ryan Adams. He's joined by a backing band here called The Cardinals. We first featured Adams on All Songs Considered episode 18.
Aimee Mann got her start in the early '80s as the lead singer for the pop group Til Tuesday. She broke up the band in 1989 and embarked on a solo career. Mann finds inspiration for her latest CD in a new hobby of hers: boxing.
Of Montreal is part of the Elephant Six recording collective, a group a musicians with shared interests who play in each others bands, including The Apples in Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel and The Olivia Tremor Control.
Originally formed in the early 1980s, The Go-Betweens were a new wave group with a cult following until their break up in 1989. They reunited in 2000 and collaborated with all three members of Sleater-Kinney for a new album. This is The Go-Betweens third new release since getting back together.
Originally from England, Jim Elkington started the Zincs as a solo project, drawing inspiration from British folk. Now living in Chicago, he recorded this album with a backup band. It's his debut for the Thrill Jockey label.
The members of Negativland have been making wildly experimental and satirical sound collages since the late 1970s. Their latest CD, which includes 50 pages of liner notes, takes on the recording industry, particularly on this track about file sharing.