Corsicana Lemonade, White Denim’s sixth album, finds the band polishing their sound with the help of Jeff Tweedy’s production. The result is the sleekest and most immediate record the group has made to date.
In a word, Valerie June’s voice permeates. It’s quite a task to divert your attention to anything else when it invades and envelops your eardrums. On this latest album, she remains utterly compelling while trying her hand, or rather voice, at country, folk, blues, and rock.
A Color Map of the Sun is the fourth album Pretty Lights album of a discography that blends together nearly seamlessly. It is the sound of an established voice in electronica completely taking over the reins on a grandiose effort with manifest success.
Alela Diane’s latest album, About Farewell, is about, you guessed it, saying goodbye. The Portland-based folk songstress’ full-length comes in the wake of her divorce from guitarist Tom Bevitori, who had played on and co-wrote Diane’s last album, 2011’s Alela Diane & Wild Divine.