Tuesday Reviewsday is our weekly new music segment, and this week Oliver Wang joins Josie Huang to talk about the latest releases.
Following are his picks:
Album: War & Leisure
Song: City of Angels
This is the fourth album by this L.A. rising star (or is he just a star-star now?)
It's not nearly as funky as his previous LPs because this one has more fuzzed out/psychedelic touches.
Still a very sexy sound, though!
Weird Al Yankovic
Album: Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of Weird Al Yankovic
As a kid growing up in L.A. in the 80s, Weird Al’s music were legitimate hits despite being total parodies.
It’s kind of hard to imagine the same thing working now, but I appreciate how prolific his career has been over that time.
This new box set collects everything: 15 albums deep! All in an accordion box!
Plus, with the new Star Wars film around the corner, it's never a bad time to bump, “Yoda.”
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Album: Soul of a Woman
Daptone Records released the album a year to the day after Jones’s death from cancer.
This posthumous release keeps true to the sound that she and the band crafted ever since they broke out 15 years ago, and it's a wonderful way to remember her.