Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The week for female-led pop

It's new music Tuesday (late, but I have a good excuse this week!) and it was a great bunch of releases. Both of these artists are women. Girl Power!

Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High
They released one of my favorites albums of last year and they're back with their throw-back, Phil Specter-esque '60s girl pop group sound, but still expanding their aesthetic and shown influences. Whereas the debut album featured a cover of Cher's "Baby Don't Go," they cover The Smith's "There is a Light That Never Goes Out."
"There is a Light That Never Goes Out"

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
Wounded Rhymes
I listened to this album on Hype Machine last week and (other than a somewhat weak closer), it is a great followup to her debut. As experimental as that first album was, she is experimenting even more with her sound. It's a braver album and a great payoff!
"Get Some"

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