Monday, February 04, 2013

Now Streaming: Hear New CDs from Eels, Ron Sexsmith,The Bronx, & More

If you're a fan of Eels, the eclectic rock group led by (and sometimes consisting solely of) Mark Oliver Everett, better known as simply "E," you'll want to check out their new modestly titled album, "Wonderful, Glorious Eels," which is steaming on Spinner this week.

[Update, Feb. 8th: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "" is now streaming at NPR Music as of today. See link below.]

Among the other albums streaming this week are new releases from Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith and L.A. punk group The Bronx (which put out a mariachi album a couple of years ago). And, speaking of eclectic, NPR Music has "The Jazz Age" by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, which features the Roxy Music leader giving the band's music a new twist as jazz pieces will full orchestra. If you're curious to see how Ferry interprets classic tunes like "Love is the Drug" or "Avalon" as big-band tunes, this is the album for you.

The album seems to have been issued late last year, but is streaming this week on NPR Music.

NPR First Listen:
"Push the Sky Away" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
"The Jazz Age" by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
"At Peace" by Ballake Sissoko

KCRW Album Preview: 
"Automechanic" by Jenny O's Listening Party:
"Regions of Light and Sound of God" by Jim James
"Wonderful, Glorious Eels" by Eels
"The Bronx IV" by The Bronx
"Fury Oh Fury" by Nico Vega
"Forever Endeavour" by Ron Sexsmith
"Companion" by Companion
"Us Alone" by Hayden
"Closer Still" by Summer Hours

AOL Music Listening Party: 
"House of Mercy" by Bex Marshall

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