Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of October 15th 2008


  • Secret Machines Secret Machines
    Known for their layered, creeping cacophony of self-loathing and sex appeal, the Secret Machines are back with their third record. The release is self-titled, so you know they want to get personal. These citified charmers will seduce you somewhere between the heaving drums, the deep vocals, and stunning guitar.
  • Lucinda Williams Little Honey
    For her ninth solo studio recording, Ms. Williams divulges (and rocks) her love lost. Bluesy and badass, the album also features the likes of Elvis Costello, Matthew Sweet, and Susanna Hoffs.
  • Nikka Costa Pebble To A Pearl
    You might recognize this singer for her soulful hit, “Like A Feather.” And her new album adds even more groovable tracks to her repertoire. “Loving You” is R&B pop at its best.
  • Ray LaMontagne Gossip Grain
    Ray wants you (and him) to stay, but he always promises to be gentle.
  • Keane Perfect Symmetry
    Fronted by the prettiest voice in pop, Tom Chaplin, Keane has released his third album. But unlike the beautiful ballads we’ve come to expect from the Brit boys, these songs are so totally 80’s!
  • Ingrid Michaelson Be Ok
    She has “Be” and “Ok” written on her cheeks on the cover. That’s barely how we feel about the trite lyrics and simple arrangements. If you do pick it up, make sure you skip her “Over the Rainbow” cover. (Judy Garland is rolling over in her grave.)