Christiansen says in the midst of a lovely summer, right after a long weekend, she couldn't imagine a better time to dedicate New Music Tuesday to some of the most heartbreaking and depressing music she could find.
1. The Civil Wars
Made up of Joy Williams and John Paul White, The Civil Wars released their second album today. Well known for their debut Barton Hollow and working with Taylor Swift, the duo ran into "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition." They took a break but came together to finish the album, and as you can imagine it's a sad and sombre affair, but also truly beautiful and will leave us all with our own ache of what could have been.
2. KT Tunstall
You might associate the Scottish singer-songwriter with the song Suddenly I See because of its use in The Devil Wears Prada, but don't categorize Tunstall in the chick-flick soundtrack genre too quickly. During the making of her newest album release, Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon, her father died and she got divorced, and the album is said to be her most melancholic yet.
3. Dinosaur Bones
The Toronto indie rock band latest release is Shaky Dreams and the quartet says the album is "thematically steeped in self-reflection, yearning for honest communication and filled with a blend of dark pop, bombastic hooks, and flourishing rhythmic drone." Have a listen to Spins in Circles.
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