Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Hold Time

Having been on my sick-bed for the last couple of days, i haven't been able to pick up M Ward's new album, Hold Time, yet, but I can't wait. One of my favourite artists, by a country mile, this new album includes contributions from Lucinda Williams (hooray), Zooey Deschanel (She - hooray) and Jason Lyttle (Grandaddy - hooray) and promises many treasures, not least covers of Don Gibson's 'Oh Lonsome Me' and Buddy Holly's 'Rave On'. Anyone who may have heard his earlier covers, such as Bowie's 'Let's Dance' and Louis Armstrong's 'Sweethearts on Parade' will know that here's a man who knows how to take on a great song.
For a preview of the album and some cool videos (check out the very cool animation in 'Chinese Translation') see mwardmusic
And if you're going, see you at his Borderline show next week...


Luke and Jon said...

I have been enjoying M Ward recently but keep going back to Sun Kil Moon, Mark Kozelek's new band. April is the latest album I think and it is just fantastic if you like that beat up dusty songs kind of thing.

The DJ said...

just listening to Hold Time now and it's rather lovely, as expected.

I like Kozelek for sure, haven't heard the new album yet, but he did an album a while ago of ACDC covers - recast as sad acoustic songs - that's really amazing, 'What's Next to the Moon'