Elvis Costello is not one to sit on his hands. This year he released "Momofuku" on vinyl and digitally and has dueted with both Lucinda Williams and Jenny Lewis for their 2008 albums. Now he's ready to debut his latest project "Spectacle." The 13 episode show has him talking with Lou Reed & James Taylor, Jenny Lewis & former President Bill Clinton. The shows also feature live music between Costello and his guests. The first episode airs Wednesday at 8pm on The Sundance Channel. The first "Spectacle" guest is Elton John and here's an idea of what's to come on the new show...
A name that easily rolls off the tongue, strangely, isn't a household name....yet.
But, the daughter of an Italian restaurateur in Reykjavik has garnered hobbit-sized notice for "Gollum's Song," her soundtrack contribution to Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and for writing one of Kylie Minogue's more interesting tunes "Slow."
But, Me and Armini solidifies her talent for jazzy, confessional, confident acoustic and trip-hop songs that go from whimsically curious to even getting in the mind of criminal.
The childlike skip of "Big Jumps" puts a refreshing spring in the voice of an artist, who, like her fellow countrywoman, Bjork, never gets over-precious and continues to disarm discerning listeners.
A late entry into my list of the best albums of 2008. We'll feature it tomorrow, on New Music Tuesday.
...and and old TMD favorite from 2005's Fisherman's Woman ("Sunny Road.")