This week on New Hot, read about a band whose front-woman is the daughter of a famous puppeteer, an album from Will Oldham's alter-ego and the next breakout act from Australia. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, February 19.
Atlas Genius — When It Was Now
Atlas Genius got initial attention in their hometown of Adelaide, South Australia in 2011 when first single "Trojans" started making the rounds. A premiere on MTV2's 120 Minutes gave them an international breakout in 2012, a spot on the Billboard Alternative charts, as well as a Warner Brothers. signing. It's been a long time coming for their debut full-length — we already got a tease with their Through The Glass EP — but the wait is finally over, and the duo-turned-quartet from Down Under will be on the global radar in 2013, especially after their new song "If So" gets featured on the FIFA 13 soundtrack.
Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy — What The Brothers Sang
Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy — also known as Will Oldham's musical persona — are teaming up for another country-tinged album with What The Brothers Sang. The duo have taken their inspiration this go-around from The Great American Songbook, specifically from idols The Everly Brothers, who spent much of the '50s releasing their takes on now classic People's Standards.
Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside — Untamed Beast
Sallie Ford was working as a waitress in Portland when she met some Alaskan fisherman. That chance encounter turned into a full-fledged band, and the quartet is already preparing to release their third album Untamed Beast. Now more than ever, Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside have a lot of attention riding their coattails, including acknowledgment and accolades from The Avett Brothers.