Tina Dico - Whispers

"Basically a-girl-with-a-guitar-with-a-twist," sums up Danish singer/songwriter Tina Dico of Whispers, her ninth studio album and one of her best. A return to to a more stripped down and basic acoustic production following her sleek, electronica-fueled 2012 album Where Do You Go To Disappear?, Dico's new songs alsoreflect her new, more stripped down and basic life style in Iceland as wife (she recently married musician/producer Helgi Jónsson) and mother of two. There's a sense of contentment here, that after more than a dozen years of releasing one fine if unheralded album after another on her own label and her own terms, there's really nothing left to prove.

While Where Do You Go was a bold shift in style, the more introspective Whispers is perhaps an even more confident statement. With mostly acoustic backing and a production that lets her remarkable singing practically hang in the spaces between the notes, Dico reaffirms both her way with a sweetly supple melody and the rich, exquisite instrument that is her voice: a cool, expressive and restrained force of nature. Head over to the Currents page to watch the starkly beautiful video for "Someone You Love" and stream "I Want You."

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Watch: The Moth & The Flame - "Sorry" (Live)

L.A.-based (sm)art-rock trio The Moth and The Flame have announced a major label deal with Elektra and news that they're wrapping up work on their second full length and first with noted producer Peter Katis (The National) for release next year. Known for their kinetic, tightly-wound songs and elaborately staged visual performances, the band also released this "live" video for their best known song "Sorry" and a DC favorite from last year.


Friday Cover - Annie Lennox - "I Put a Spell On You"

"When I recorded this song I was kind of like 'I think I really get this from the perspective of a vengeful woman.' There are so many ways to interpret it, but I've taken the infidelity line. This issue of infidelity is a common theme that a lot of people will identify with. I'm not saying that men are the only ones to 'betray," it goes both ways, but it does seem that, broadly speaking, men are created with a somewhat different take on their sexual behavior than women. Screaming Jay Hawkins was the man saying he'd put a spell on the woman to own her 'because you're mine.' To sing it from a woman's perspective gives it a different kind of twist." -- Annie Lennox

New album of classic covers -- Nostalgia -- drops October 21. More on the album at the DC News page. Watch an interview (with music) on the making of the album at the Currents page.


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Dave Davies (Kinks) - Rippin' Up Time (10/28)
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Bertie Blackman - The Dash (10/31)
Yusuf (Cat Stevens) -Tell 'em I'm Gone (10/27)
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Young Statues - The Flatlands Are Your Friend (10/21)
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