Today’s Top Tune is your daily download of fresh new music. This week we feature a new song by Regina Spector who just began a sold-out tour in North America. The Divine Miss M is back! We check in with the delicate and indelible sound of Devendra Banhart. Plus new work from beloved duo Sylan Esso and Chet Faker, who turns over a new leaf.
Sylvan Esso’s self-titled debut album turned heads back in 2014. “Radio” offers a glimpse into their 2017 release but if you are lucky enough to be in DC, Kansas City or San Francisco in the coming weeks, you’ll be able to hear more new work at the duo’s shows.
Formerly known as Chet Faker, Nick Murphy announced that he will now write, produce, record and perform under his real name. A symbolic gesture initiating his musical evolution, it doesn’t matter what we call him. We love his sound. Check out “Fear Less.”
Wednesday, Oct 5 Devendra Banhart: Saturday Night from Ape In Pink Marble
The ninth album by freak folk artist Devendra Banhart was written, produced, arranged and recorded in his adopted home base of Los Angeles. An accomplished visual artist, Banhart’s songs are as intricate and enigmatic as his drawings. Here’s “Saturday Night.”
We can’t help thinking of Regina Spektor as a short story writer who puts her musings to music. Concise and pointed, she makes it easier to absorb hard topics, as she does in “Bleeding Heart.”
The Divine Miss M is back! The iconic 1972 debut album that launched Bette Midler’s career will be re-released in October alongside a bonus disc of singles, outtakes and demos. Miss M went on to become the second female singer to score a Top 10 album in the US in five consecutive decades. She sold over 30 million albums, earned four Grammys, two Academy Award nominations, three Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe Awards. Feel free to sing along with her hit “Do You Want to Dance.”