As the vibrant colors of changing seasons emerge, enjoy the cool down of Fall with some great new albums from artists old and new.

1. Brooklyn Brothers – The Album

The indie/folk pop duo Ryan O’Nan and Michael Weston are blurring the lines between actor and musician. They are releasing their debut album and also starring in the movie called The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best. The film is about the ups and downs of trying to make it as a musician. The Album, which accompanies the movie, is light and airy folk music with catchy pop melodies interlaced throughout. It’s great music to listen to on a road trip or a sunny afternoon.


2. Cat Power – Sun

Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, is a creative and artistic soul; this really shines through on her new album Sun. Her smooth and sweet vocals weave through the mellow and ethereal sound of her music. She mixes it up a bit with the track “Ruin,” which has a bit of Latin flavor, and also on the track “Nothing But Time,” featuring a vocal cameo by Iggy Pop.


3. David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant

Love This Giant is a haunting and intoxicating album on which David Byrne of the Talking Heads and St. Vincent’s Annie Clark have seamlessly fused their vocals and artistic vision. The album is at times sweet as honey, alive and upbeat, and it travels in waves of colorful and intense explosions of musical brilliance.


4. Lianne La Havas –Is Your Love Big Enough?

English-born Lianne La Havas is a talented folk and soul singer, her new release, Is Your Love Big Enough, is making waves in the music world. She has a soft soulful voice that sounds almost like a cross between Alicia Keys and Feist. This is a great album to put on, kick back and relax, and maybe drink a glass of wine. You’ll enjoy a great piece of music that you can listen to from cover to cover.


5. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Last Of A Dyin’ Breed

Play us some Skynyrd! Lynyrd Skynyrd’s new album Last Of A Dyin’ Breed has the classic Skynyrd style but completely fits into today’s modern music world. They fuse country and classic rock n’ roll on the new album, doing it with that special Lynyrd Skynyrd flair, proving that they’ve still got it. This is a great album to listen to while drinking an ice cold beer, hanging out with friends or for no reason at all other than to hear a great album.


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