Listen to Tom Waits and Keith Richards cover 'Shenandoah'
A tagline that reads 'music you'll fall in love with' is justifiable at least by NPR's All Songs Considered, which has a triumphant ability to compile great playlists of exciting new music from around the globe. In this latest edition, humorous discussions of bar mitzvah experiences (relevant because the show is now 13) lead into a heart-wrenching, 'sea-chantey' collaboration between Tom Waits and Keith Richards, as they cover pirate-ballad 'Shenandoah'. Any further attempt at describing such a collaboration would be pointless; trying to do it justice would be in vain. It will never be what you expect.
Also on the programme are new releases from indie-rockers Ra Ra Riot, plus some unexpected moody-electro from STRFKR – listing just a few.
Head over to the show's online blog now to enjoy 49 minutes of new music gold.
With 'Back In The Crowd' Tom Waits shows his softer side, as he recruits David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and long time collaborator, Marc Ribot on the song he describes as "an old fashioned jukebox tune for a slow dance with your girl (or guy)." [read more]
Spine tingling or chilling. Not in a gothic way, not as in Halloween, nor in a melodramatic manner. That would be another, much more fun list. We mean hairs standing up on the back of your neck, shivers down your spine. Here are a selection of voices (mainly) and songs that gently do this for us. They've all got the Spook. We've deliberately not got anything too recent on here, as with new to you songs it's usually impossible for us to distinguish between those that instantly g... (continued) [read more]