Right now NPR is streaming the entire Karen O solo album,
This is a very lo-fi affair. It sounds like it was recorded in a bedroom to a cassette recorder, which is its charm.
Sometimes less really is more.
Hear the whole album
[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.” There’s info about it
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ front woman Karen O’s solo album,
Crush Songs, will be released on September 9, 2014 on Cult Records.
This is Karen’s O’s first solo album, although she has previously recorded and released solo material including the Oscar-nominated “The Moon Song.”
The album was recorded in 2006 and 2007 and is described in a press release as “an intimate collection of lo-fi bedroom recordings in the vein of Karen’s Oscar-nominated “The Moon Song.”
“The Moon Song”:
Here’s what Karen O says about the album:
Cult Records is The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas’ label.
The album can be pre-ordered
here. A vinyl version will include “personal drawings” by Karen O and handwritten lyrics.
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Check out this glittery version of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” by Karen O, Sam Spiegel, and his production duo N.A.S.A.
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Nick Zinner with Songhoy Blues via Africa Express.
A trip to Mali by a bunch of Western musicians including Damon Albarn, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner and Brian Eno has resulted in
Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes.
For a week in October the Africa Express musicians and producers set up a studio at a city youth club and collaborated with a new wave of contemporary Malian musicians. The album was completed in one week. It will be released digitally on Dec. 9, 2013.
Read all about it
Listen to this awesome recording by Songhoy Blues and Nick Zinner perform “Soubar.”