Bret Winans, Turntable Lab
Looking forward to the seductive powers of: Lee Fields, Faithful Man
"If the sounds of classic soul and R&B are more your thing, then keep an eye out for Lee Fields's upcoming Faithful Man. The upcoming record is packed end to end with love songs and baby-making music. He makes the kind of sweet soul song that may make you forget how cold NYC winter gets (and it gets pretty damn icy!) and how nice the summertime in the city is. Authentic soul groove that sounds like it could've come from the seventies, but it's from today."
Release Date: February 7, 2012
James Bradley, Sound Fix
Looking forward to the seductive powers of: Air, Le Voyage Dans La Lune
"Anything by the French duo Air, with their lush, seductive vocals and arrangements, is a sexy affair, but their latest album—a soundtrack to the restored classic 1902 silent film of the same name—is a particularly perfect soundtrack for any night of amour. Guest vocals by Victoria Legrand of Beach House and the ladies of Au Revoir Simone add spice to the mix."
Release Date: Feb 7, 2012
Jeff Ogiba, Black Gold Records
Looking forward to the seductive powers of: The Jealous Sound, A Gentle Reminder
"In the mid-nineties, I fell in love with the music of Knapsack, the Jealous Sound front man Blair Shehan's most notable project to date. His vocals had a way of soothing me, while the melodic driving force of his band kept me motivated and strangely optimistic. Now not only has the Jealous Sound announced the release of an upcoming full length, A Gentle Reminder, but they've also broke the news that Foo Fighters' bass player Nate Mendel (also of Sunny Day Real Estate) has recorded bass on the album with them. If love is anything like it was some eighteen years ago, we're all in for a treat."
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Sean Ragon, Heaven Street Records
Looking forward to the seductive powers of: Pop.1280, The Horror
"Finally, a brand-new record from New York's last bastion of noisy cyberpunk weirdness. If these creeps don't get you and your loved one(s) in the mood for a night of heavy petting, then I don't know what will. I hear their guitar player looks good in a dress … "
Release Date: January 24, 2012
Blake Lindberg, Academy Records & CDs
Looking forward to the seductive powers of: Nina Simone, At the Village Gate
"This is a great intimate recording that highlights her piano skills (classically trained) as well as her magical voice. She was unique in that she was extremely versatile, weaving folk, African, jazz, blues, gospel, and classical all into one fabric of a performance without sounding contrived. Pure nature is at work when you hear her perform."
Reissue Date: February 21, 2012