Hello there. This tasty new compilation of Townes Van Zandt covers was added to Spotify earlier this week. Some of the artists included are Alela Diane, Neal Casal, Phosphorescent and The Deep Dark Woods. Genre: folk (mostly). Enjoy!

(Read more about the project here.)

More Townes Van Zandt by the Great Unknown

Various Artists – More Townes Van Zandt by the Great Unknown

Morning. Here are six new albums, all recently added to the Spotify library. I’m too lazy to write out the genres, but most belong to either pop, rock or singer-songwriter. The easiest way to sample new releases is by subscribing to the latest playlist, currently Spotinews 050, where I post at least one sample from every release I write about. Enjoy!

Broken RecordsBryan FerryKT TunstallMarnie SternNew Found LandThe War On Drugs

Broken Records – Let Me Come Home
Bryan Ferry – Olympia
KT Tunstall – Tiger Suit
Marnie Stern – Marnie Stern
New Found Land – The Bell
The War On Drugs – Future Weather

Evening. The new album by German composer Hauschka was recently added to Spotify. Read some reviews and enjoy!


Hauschka – Foreign Landscapes

Morning. The new album by promising singer-songwriter Lucy Schwartz is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. She reminds a bit about Ingrid Michaelson and A Fine Frenzy. Thanks to a reader for the find. Enjoy!

Lucy Schwartz

Lucy Schwartz – Life In Letters

Tokyo Chillout


Good evening. Are you in the mood for some new chillout? If so, you should give this compilation a listen. It was added in todays Spotify update. Enjoy!

Tokyo Chillout

Various Artists – Tokyo Chillout



Hi. This interesting new album by NYMPH was recently added to the Spotify library. Genre: mainly experimental/psych/jazz/rock. Read the Pitchfork review and enjoy!

(Note: This is the “Bonus Track Version” where the last track is a bonus live track.)



Hello there. The latest album by American punk rock band Screaming Females was added to Spotify a couple of weeks ago. Good stuff. Enjoy!

(Read one review here.)

Screaming Females

Screaming Females – Castle Talk

Hi. The new album by American rock singer-songwriter Willie Nile was added to Spotify last week. Enjoy!

Willie Nile

Willie Nile – The Innocent Ones

New Electronic x5


Hello. Here you have five very solid albums from 2010. All belong somewhere inside the broad electronic genre and all are worth checking out. The Ikons album was originally released back in January while the other ones were released this month. However, all five albums were very recently added to the Spotify library. Enjoy!

Banjo Or FreakoutIkonsKissesSmall BlackSuuns

Banjo Or Freakout – Way Slow Volume One
Ikons – Ikons
Kisses – The Heart Of The Nightlife
Small Black – New Chain
Suuns – Zeroes QC

Howdy. It’s time for a mood change at the Spotinews blog. From a very recent Spotify update comes the stellar new album by American metal band Kylesa. Read some reviews and enjoy!


Kylesa – Spiral Shadow