Mon October 17, 2011

What's New This Week on KUNC Music

If new Indigo Girls, Feist, & Laura Marling isn't enough for you, well then, you are in luck. There is more this week in Denver's very own Steve Law, singer/songwriter Mason Jennings, and guitarist Nick Charles. Tune if for KUNC Music every M-F from 9a - Noon.

Canada's very own Leslie Feist is back, following up her 2007 smash, The Reminder, with Metals. It is already out in records stores everywhere, and her follow up to the The Reminder is much more soft and understated than you would expect for a follow up to an album that spawned "1234" and ipod commercials. However, for an artist that got her start in an all-girl punk band, maybe doing what you don't expect is just in her DNA.

Feist - "How Come You Never Go There"

I'm not going to tell you the odyssey of our copy of Laura Marling's latest album, A Creature I Don't Know. Suffice to say the album took a Iliad-esque journey around the studios, before re-appearing out of the blue. Marling's third album and follow up to the Mercury Prize nominated, I Speak Because I Can, was worth the wait though. "The Beast" and "All My Rage" are favorites, as is "Sophia" which was featured as an iTunes discovery download in early September.

Laura Marling - "Sophia"

I think All Music's Matt Collar says it best:  "Ruminative and melodic with a light strain of funky freak-folk running throughout, Mason Jennings' 2011 effort Minnesota is a tidy little backwoods opus." Minnesota is on shelves now.

Mason Jennings - "Bitter Heart"

Amy and Emily, or as they are probably better known, as Athen GA's Indigo Girls, are back with Beauty Queen Sister. The album is out now, hitting shelves on Oct 4th, here's the title track from Beauty Queen Sister preformed for the first time, with Julie Wolf and The Shadowboxers on 6-26-2011 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ.

Indigo Girls - "Beauty Queen Sister" (live)

Denver's Steve Law has a new album out. His latest is Balance, you can learn more or pick up a copy at SteveLaw.com.

Where I'm Going by stevelaw

Nick Charles has been working in roots music for 25 years. And while Closer to Home came out in 2008, it's our throwback pick for the library this week.

Nick Charles - "In The Light"


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