Posts Tagged Nick Jaina

My favorite music releases this year (so far)

Adele- 21
–soulful, heartfelt, strong

Death Cab for Cutie- Codes and Keys
–adore this melodic indie band

Nick Jaina- The Beanstalks that have Brought Us Here Have Gone
–impressive range of moods, vocals and compositions. talented women with distinctive voices

The Decemberists- The King is Dead

PJ Harvey- Let England Shake
–songs about England’s history told in a manner only PJ Harvey can do. such an amazing album.

Cake- Showroom of Compassion
–quirky, infectious, great to work-out to

If By Yes- Salt on Sea Glass

The Strokes- Angles

Elbow- Build a Rocket Boys
–so understated that its simplicity is its charm

Rachel Platten- Be Here
–underlying cerebral, often serious-minded messages amidst catchy chords and dulcet vocals.

The Coathangers- Larcey & Old Lace
–The Coathangers growl, grind and sneer through its power rock songs.

The Living Sisters- Love to Live
–This lush aural tapestry with sweet voices harmonizing will make you put the album on repeat.

Juliana Hatfield- There’s Always Another Girl
–I’ve always liked Hatfield’s moody songs as I can easily relate to the topics Hatfield frequently sings about.

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Nick Jaina: music review

Portland, Ore. composer/songwriter Nick Jaina wrote and recorded songs and then asked different women singers to sing the lead vocals. This entire project stands out with its appreciation of talented female vocalists with distinctive voices. Jaina must be applauded for this. “You Were So Good to Me” offers a dark, edgy lounge-act feel with Jolie Holland singing. Annalisa Tornfelt from Black Prairie brings heartache and wistfulness to “Whiskey Riddle.” “The President of the Chess Club” grooves with an alt-country vibe as Amanda Spring from Point Juncture WA sings it. The impressive range of moods, vocals and compositions makes this an eclectic collection that will appeal to many listeners.

Nick Jaina website

Nick Jaina and friends
The Beanstalks That Have Brought Us Here are Gone
Label: Hush Records
Release date: June 21, 2011
PR: Riot Act Media

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