Four music CD covers are featured as new music at the library this July 2022.

New Music CDs – July 2022

Here are a few selections in new music this month. Look for these titles in our Music CD collection and on hoopla.

Texas Moon / Khruangbin & Leon Bridges 
A nighttime motif shapes the second EP from groove-oriented psychedelic favorites Khruangbin and the slowly metamorphosing singer-songwriter, Leon Bridges. While many may not have initially thought to link these two entities during the ignorant bliss at the top of 2020, “Texas Moon” further proves the value of their collaboration, launched soon after. From the gorgeous downtempo opener “Doris,” to the buoyant (yet longing) first single “B-Side,” there is a lot to enjoy here, and hopefully more to come. 

(watch my moves) / Kurt Vile
Philadelphian indie-rock workhorse and perpetually chill dude Kurt Vile makes his debut for Verve Records (his ninth). Like other records in his catalog, Vile offers his trademark conversational lyrics, but over even looser, more atmospheric soundscapes. Highlights include “Goin on A Plane Today,” “Like Exploding Stones,” and a cover of one of Bruce Springsteen’s rarest gems, “Wages of Sin.” 
Also available on Hoopla. 

Ledisi Sings Nina / Ledisi 

Ledisi follows up her first independent release “The Wild Card” with a stunning suite of recordings by the legendary Nina Simone. Ledisi navigates highlights of Simone’s catalog with grace, versatility and her mighty voice. Backed by Metropole Orkest (based in the Netherlands), she opens with the enduring classic, “Feeling Good,” shares a contemporary take on “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” and gives a haunting-to-searing take on “Four Women,” featuring vocalists Lizz Wright, Alice Smith and Lisa Fischer.  

Once Twice Melody / Beach House 

The beloved duo follows up their 2018 release “7” with an LP initially released in four parts, spanning over 80 minutes (18 tracks in total). Thankfully there are few wasted moments on “Once Twice Melody.” The album contains much of what fans know Beach House for, like the gorgeous imagery found on “Sunset,” to the darker, gothic end of the spectrum, as found on songs like “Masquerade” and “Black Car.” Upon first listen, we are reminded that the band continually tweaks elements of their sound, while giving fans much of what they’re used to—a continually winning formula for Beach House.  
Also available on Hoopla. 

DF: 7/22