New discoveries

3 of the bands I already love have released new albums in recent months – She and Him, Camera Obscura, and Saturday Looks Good To Me. But I haven’t bought any of them yet. And no, I haven’t downloaded them either.

For each album, something was just holding me back, and I wasn’t sure what it was. Granted, they had a couple of nice tracks on each, the sort that I wanted to replay over again. Eg. She and Him’s I Could Have Been Your Girl. I worried I was losing my music obsession or morphing into a responsible adult.

Thankfully that wasn’t the case, because yesterday I finally discovered something that compelled me to buy buy buy. Adam Green & Binki Shapiro released this record in January 2013. Overall, it reminds me of slightly smokey, mysterious duets of the 60s – Serge Gainsbourg/ Jane Birkin, Lee Hazlewood/ Nancy Sinatra. Especially this track:

And this sounds like it could have been taken straight of an Ace Records obscure 60s girls compilation:

Zooey Deschanel is still a girl crush of mine, but I have to admit that Adam Green & Binki Shapiro’s record just sounds so much more authentic and heartfelt than She & Him’s Volume 3.

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