Weekly US music releases: The Rapture, Grace Jones, Buddy Holly tribute
Monday 05 September 2011
On September 6, New York indie band The Rapture returns after a hiatus of five years, hipster diva Grace Jones comes back after two decades, and Buddy Holly is resurrected in honor of his 75th birthday by The Fray, Imelda May and Stevie Nicks.
The Rapture, In The Grace of Your Love
Currently one of the most blogged artists per The Hype Machine and 15th on Amazon's dance chart, this much-anticipated 11-track collection leads with "How Deep Is Your Love." Produced Phillippe Zdar (Phoenix, Beastie Boys) in Paris and Brooklyn, the New York dance-punk band's third album marks a return to DFA Records.
"How Deep Is Your Love" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grs1OEAj3bU
Grace Jones, Hurricane
The US release of Grace Jones's 2008 European album includes a bonus disc with dub versions of 10 tracks on Play It Again Records America. The 2-disc collection marks her first release in the States in 22 years and a return to form for the singer/actor/model. Her unique voice and striking image were established with her stylish New Wave dance music in 1985's Slave to the Rhythm. Guests include Brian Eno, Sly & Robbie and Tricky.
"Corporate Cannibal" video directed by Nick Hooker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgMn2OJmx3w
Listen to Me: Buddy Holly
Part of a year-long celebration of what would have been Buddy Holly's 75th birthday, this 16-song tribute album features covers by The Fray, Stevie Nicks, Train's Pat Monahan, Imelda May, Cobra Starship with producer Peter Asher's daughter Victoria, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Chris Isaak, Jeff Lynne, Zooey Deschanel and Eric Idle. Fans of Holly's, they perform iconic hits such as "It's So Easy" and "That'll Be the Day" for Verve Forecast Records. This album follows June's successful Rave On collection with The Black Keys, Cee Lo Green, My Morning Jacket and Florence & the Machine.
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