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New Music Monday Has The Covers

by John Stein

New Music Monday is a collection of the best new releases in music each week. We share them with you every Monday, every hour on WFUV.

Various Artists- Nick Lowe: The Songs of Nick Lowe

The British pop rock singer gets a new element added to his songs with this compilation record. The interpretations range from alternative country to indie rock with artists such as Hayes Carll, JEFF the Brotherhood, and Ron Sexsmith covering the tracks.

Field Report- Field Report

Chris Porterfield first came to prominence as one part of now defunct DeYarmond Edison, a band whose members also included Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and three members of Megafaun. All these musicians have obviously gone on to success, and Porterfield thinks it's his time with his new project Field Report.

Sean Hayes- "Miss Her When I'm Gone"

Musician Sean Hayes has released this cut off his upcoming album ‘Before We Turn To Dust.’ This track has a distinctly more rock feel than much of Hayes’ previous work, and it is likely to intrigue many with it’s Black Keys-esque drive.

The Kennedys- Closer Than You Know

Married couple Maura and Pete Kennedy have been around for a long time, both in solo endeavors and in their band, and have made a name for themselves with their folk, pop songs. Here they cover new ground with a concept album about Impressionist composers such as Debussy and Ravel.

Los Straightjackets- Jet Set

Instrumental surf and garage rock is not something you hear everyday, but Los Straightjackets have been doing it for over 20 years. ‘Jet Set’ is the band’s 11th studio album, and at this point they definitely know how to keep it interesting.

Lucinda Williams- “That Time Of Night”

While many of us might not be familiar with Michael Chapman, the artist who Williams is covering on this new track, here at WFUV we are abundantly familiar with Williams herself. If she thinks the song is worth interpreting; we can trust that it is, so don’t let the seven minute track length deter you.