This week in the Basement: reviews of new records by Lost Horizons (ex Cocteau Twins), Jetstream Pony (ex Wedding Present/Trembling Blue Stars), King Hannah, Half Japanese, Ghost Power (Tim Gane) and Gustaf.
Mercury Rev's re-imagining of Bobbie Gentry's 1968 concept album 'The Delta Sweete' also features Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Vashti Bunyan, Rachel Goswell (Slowdive), and more. Hear the song with Margo Price now...
The Posies' Ken Stringfellow, Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper, and Midlake's Jesse Chandler are will be touring together as Tears of Silver, playing selections from their different catalogs, perhaps a few covers and maybe a new song or two.
The Lost Horizons LP features an impressive cast of guest vocalists, including Sharon Van Etten, Marissa Nadler, Tim Smith (Midlake), Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit), Karen Peris (The Innocence Mission), Cameron Neal (Horse Thief) and more. Listen to a song now.
BNQT is conceived and led by Eric Pulido of Midlake, featuring Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Fran Healy of Travis, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy with backing from other Midlake members McKenzie Smith (drums), Joey McClellan (guitar) and Jesse Chandler (keys).