:: a new music guide by DJ & music supervisor Tricia Halloran ::

Monthly archive February, 2012
Pick Of The Week: Lambchop "Mr. M"

Pick Of The Week: Lambchop “Mr. M”

Lambchop is an odd band, they’ll be the first to tell you. And its not for everyone. There’s not space on this blog to properly explain their quirky sound and outsider path to success but you can read all about it on AllMusic.com. They rarely (never?) misstep, so all their releases are recommended but the...
Pick Of The Week: Heartless Bastards

Pick Of The Week: Heartless Bastards

There’s no lack of buzz on this release and well deserved. I love Erika Wennerstrom’s vocals, her songwriting, her emotion, the production (by Jim Eno of Spoon), the way the record builds from a whisper to a wail, and I don’t know why there is a buffalo on the artwork but I love that too....
Valentine's Day Playlist

Valentine’s Day Playlist

The romantic and sexy editors over at the new Reign magazine asked me to come up with ten songs to make you swoon on Valentine’s Day, it’s a varied list from Billie Holiday to Wilco to James Vincent McMorrow, here you go! Ten Songs To Make You Swoon
Pick Of The Week: Dr. Dog

Pick Of The Week: Dr. Dog

We love Dr. Dog! Each of their last several albums has reached a little bit in a new direction, their songwriting craft is in peak form, they’re loose and fun without being sloppy or lame. They love their pop melodies and harmonies just as much as their raw vibe and fuzzy guitars, and it all...
Louis Armstrong Sighted On Castle

Louis Armstrong Sighted On Castle

Even though I’m die-hard indie rock girl, 40s and 50s jazz is a secret passion of mine so working on this episode was quite a thrill! It was fun (and nerve-wracking) to try to find the right Louis Armstrong recording that matched the era as well as the band members we would have on-stage. Kudos...
Pick Of The Week: Imperial Teen

Pick Of The Week: Imperial Teen

It’s always fun when long-time favorites make a great new album and I have a chance to introduce them to a new audience. Imperial Teen released their first album a remarkable 16 years ago. Way back in 1996, their quirky pop (with a bite) was a bit rebellious since the music world was obsessed with...