Stuck In My Head: Neneh Cherry + The Thing – “Dream Baby Dream (Four Tet Remix)”

Artist: Neneh Cherry + The Thing
Album: The Cherry Thing
Hails From: UK
Release Date: June 18, 2012
Featured Track: “Dream Baby Dream (Four Tet Remix)

This track is hot, hot, hot. And is on heavy rotation on my playlist. Stuck in my head to be exact. A woman on the move with a fascinating heritage, Neneh Cherry is a creative force to be reckoned with. Don’t put her in a box. On her latest effort, she’s partnered with Sweden jazz trio The Thing, a group who took its name from a piece by world/free jazz trumpet great Don Cherry. So it makes sense that they should eventually team up with Don Cherry’s daughter.

The Cherry Thing tracklisting:
1. Cashback (Neneh Cherry)
2. Dream Baby Dream (Suicide)
3. Too Tough To Die (Martina Topley-Bird)
4. Sudden Movement (Mats Gustaffson)
5. Accordion (MF Doom)
6. Golden Heart (Don Cherry)
7. Dirt (The Stooges)
8. What Reason (Ornette Coleman)

Cosmonauts – “Motorcycle One”

Artist: Cosmonauts
Album: If You Wanna Die Then I Wanna Die
Hails From: Fullterton, CA
Release Date: May 17, 2012
Featured Track: “Motorcycle One”

So Velvet Underground and perfectly aligned with so many other San Francsico garage rock groups I love so much – think Thee Oh Sees, Moon Duo. Check out their new album. Love.

Sonny & The Sunsets Go Country with “Longtime Companion”

Artist: Sonny & The Sunsets
Album: Longtime Companion
Hails From: San Francisco
Release Date: June 26, 2012
Featured Track: “I See the Void”

I heard this track a while ago. Saved it and listened to it many times before realizing it was a Sonny & The Sunsets track. Proving that I truly do love every single thing he releases. This, their forthcoming release, is a country album. And fittingly so because it’s a breakup record about love and heartache. Every song written while ending his 10 year relationship with his girlfriend. Let’s hope it’s as healing as it is beautiful.

Dusted – “Property Lines”

Artist: Dusted
Album: Total Dust
Hails From: Toronto
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Featured Track: “Property Lines”

Holy Fuck! Brian Borcherdt (Holy Fuck) has gone rogue and formed a stripped down twosome with Leon Tahney (Final Fantasy, Rituals, Bruce Peninsula) called Dusted. And bravo is it good. A great combination of fuzzed out guitars and haunting, melodic vocals. A little Neil Young Crazy Horse meets Fleet Foxes, if you will. Good, right? Due out July 10, you can pre-order the album now.