More Music from the Inbox: 06 September 2012

It may have been a dry summer when it comes to big-name major label releases, but there’s been a steady stream (okay, a fire hose worth) of new indie material coming through the inbox.  Juliette Jagger presides over final judgement of the latest round of music submission. – AC

Artist: Diana Krall, “There Ain’t No Sweet man That’s Worth The Salt Of My Tears”

Album: Glad Rag Doll

This song has a real sexy little ragtime feel to it. It’s classic Krall musicianship, but it’s sassy as hell.  [Elvis Costello is one lucky dude, no?  -AC]

Sounds like: A dusty old saloon piano and whisky on the breath

Link/Listen/Watch:  Stream the whole album here.


Artist: The Presets, “Ghosts”

Album: Pacifica

“Ghosts” has such a killer rhythm to it. It’s almost tribal in nature, and it pounds like a pulse with its needlepoint pronunciation.

Sounds like: Lost my mind in the streets of neon.



Artist: Session Americana, “Empty Sea”

Album: Love and Dirt

Session Americana just totally and completely embodies that bottom of the bottle, love sick sadness that resides within each of us, and that’ll leave a guy howl’n, alone in the American night.

Sounds like:  The heart and soul of American music



Artist: Autumn Owls, “Great Atlantic Drift”

Album: Between the Buildings, Towards the Sea

“Great Atlantic Drift” is as atmospheric as it is powerfully immersive – it starts with a quiet whisper and then opens its mouth up wide, to swallow the listener up.

Sounds like: Something’s brewing.

Link/Listen/Watch: Soundcloud


Artist: Jason Collett, “Where Things Go Wrong”

Album: Reckon

Although the sentiment on this record seems to be loss – “lost jobs, lost homes, loss of faith in our political and financial institutions” – it is told with poetic clarity.

Sounds like: Inevitably political.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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