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Sondre Lerche – Heartbeat Radio

Video: Sondre Lerche – “Heartbeat Radio”

MP3: Sondre Lerche – “Heartbeat Radio” from Heartbreak Radio, out now on Rounder.

It’s nice to see he’s getting away from the genre hopping of his last couple of releases and getting back to what made us love him in the first place: lush, orchestral pop music with clever but endearing lyrics. 2004’s Two Way Monologue is still his best effort, but this new album sounds better than anything since.

Sondre Lerche: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki, web.

New Son Volt – Down To The Wire

Son Volt 2009

MP3: Son Volt – “Down To The Wire “ from American Central Dust, due July 7 on Rounder.

No, it’s not the Buffalo Springfield outtake, although I can totally hear Jay Farrar singing that. Did Uncle Tupelo used to cover that? This one is an original that sounds like it would’ve fit nicely on 2007’s underappreciated The Search. It features tremelo guitars and swinging drums, and actually sounds kinda fun. And check out that smiley promo picture: could Son Volt have become…happy? (Probably not.)

Son Volt: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki, MySpace, web.