Saturday, January 24, 2009

MP3 Saturday: Jon Boden, Wild Light, Marissa Nadler

Check out a song from each of these recommended artists. Some of the music is available only for a limited time, make sure you take a listen!

Jon Boden - "Has Been Calvary"

It's unlikely that you've heard of Jon Boden if you live in the U.S., but the British singer/songwriter has been making music with various folk groups for some time now. Both The Observer and The Guardian have good things to say about him, and for good reason; his classic folk sound and strong songwriting deserve attention. "Has Been Calvary" is the first single from his upcoming album, Songs from the Floodplain, which will be released March 2, 2009 in the U.K. Check it out below.

Has Been Calvary (MP3)

Wild Light - "Heart Attack"

I've already written about Wild Light once before when they gave away another song, and now we have the pleasure of hearing a second track, "Heart Attack," one of my favorites from their upcoming album, Adult Nights. The song is available over at Spin, but only for a few more days, so go download it! Otherwise you'll have to wait until March 3rd when the record is released.

Heart Attack (Spin download page)

Marissa Nadler - "River Of Dirt"

I don't know much about Marissa Nadler, except that the Boston singer/songwriter makes beautiful music, as evidenced by "River Of Dirt," the gorgeous, haunting first single from her new record Little Hells, which will be released on March 3rd. Her striking voice alone makes this song one you should hear, and provides yet another reason as to why March is shaping up to be a great month for music.

River Of Dirt (MP3)