Philadelphia-based rock outfit Marah will on July 16 release its third album, "Float Away With the Friday Night Gods," via Artemis. The set was recorded in Wales with producer Owen Morris (Oasis, Verve, Ash) and features a guest spot from Bruce Springsteen, who plays guitar on the track "Float Away," tentatively slated as the first single. It's not the first pairing for the two acts, as they've previously jammed during the Boss' benefit shows at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J.
On this entertaining tribute, Ray Davies himself covers his own "Waterloo Sunset," while the non-Kinks participants deliver imaginative choices—which, for better or worse, tend to be in sync with Davies' own song descriptions in the liner notes.
Don't think you're out of the loop if you haven't heard of Hey, Y'all! The variety show, equal parts Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and Hee Haw, is a figment of the slightly warped imaginations of James Deal Jay Byrd and Stephen Chesnik-DeMeyer, two country boys known as Y'all.
At this point in alt-country's evolution, there's no question that the number of people who've heard of the pioneering Uncle Tupelo—through association with its two offspring, Wilco and Son Volt—is considerably larger than the number of folks who've actually heard the band, let alone those who actually own copies of its Rockville (and lone Sire/ Reprise) albums.
The star-studded tracklisting on this collection speaks for itself: Moby's "Porcelain," Dido's "Here With Me," Delerium Featuring Sarah McLachlan's "Silence," Massive Attack's "Teardrop," Craig Armstrong Featuring Elizabeth Fraser's "This Love,"
This debut by Missy Elliott protégée Tweet (née Charlene Keys) has already spun off a No. 1 R&B hit: the sexy, self-love treatise "Oops (Oh My)," produced by beat hypnotist Timbaland. But that tune merely scratches the surface of this gifted newcomer's talent.
On his first recording for Telarc, pianist Michel Camilo strives for elegance in a jazz trio format (his first recorded trio effort in six years) with Anthony Jackson (bass) and Horacio "El Negro" Hernández (drums/percussion).
Former child star Daniel Habif's first solo outing is surprising not only because it doesn't conform with the current standard of processed pop (especially if featuring TV personalities), but because it features a singer with a distinct style and personality who actually—and refreshingly—sounds his age (18).