Everything always seems to happen at once around here. Pledge Drive has been raging on through the weekend, the Hill seemed to dissolve into a sludgy green mass for all of Sunday, midterms are having one last vengeful cry before Spring Break washes them away -- it's a manic time on campus right now. Fortunately this week we have some supremely calming additions to rotation that should settle your anxiety down for just a bit before the supreme chill of next week.
William Tyler has released his sophomore effort on through new label mates Merge Records, and once again he's found a way to churn out golden sound waves from his shimmering six-string. Utilizing more electric guitars than on his debut, Impossible Truth is a sunny yet reflective listen that proves once again Tyler's ability to make a song sound impossibly precise yet effortlessly natural.
Thalia Zedek has been recording music since the early 1980s, but it hasn't been until the 21st century that she began to release her own solo material. On the Thalia Zedek Band's Via, Zedek channels her nasally, unique voice into a set of modest singer-songwriter tunes with an Americana twist. Quirky and stuffed with 180 degree genre turns, Via is a refreshingly confessional album.
Lastly, for fans of the classics, The Delfonics have teamed up with producer Adrian Younge to release the appropriately titled Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics. Mixing new-school production techniques with that classic soul sound that only the Delfonics could produce, this collaboration sounds infinitely timeless yet awesomely in the now.
Other additions include:
* All Hail Bright Futures, ...And So I Watch You From Afar.
* Superpowerless, Dump.
* The Invisible Way, Low.
* Indigo Meadow, Black Angels.
-- Sam Goldner is the music director at Radio 1190