Record Time 2-5-08

Record Time 2-5-08 Check out new releases from K.D. Lang, Sheryl Crow, Nada Surf, and Life Long Tragedy.

Watershed represents a significant juncture in K.D. Lang's 25-year career - a collection of original songs produced, for the first time, by Lang herself. “Watershed” highlights the warmth in her voice, the maturity of her songwriting and the simple beauty of her arrangements. The Grammy Award-winning artist draws on her wealth of experience with a wide range of genres to fashion a revealing self-portrait.

Sheryl Crow’s sixth studio album, Detours, marks the return of producer Bill Bottrell, who previously worked with Crow on her breakthrough debut album Tuesday Night Music Club. The duo’s work earned Crow three Grammy Awards and sold more than ten million copies worldwide. When asked if the same magic was re-created for this new album, Sheryl said "This is the most honest record I've ever made. It's about being forced to wake up."

Indie rock band, Nada Surf's latest effort is the final piece of a rather astounding trilogy. Lucky, taken as a whole, manages to express more about the frustrations and joys of modern life than most artists can expect to assemble over a career. Guest appearances on the album include Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Sean Nelson (Harvey Danger), and Phil Wandscher (Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter).

With a live energy and drive that is second to none, Life Long Tragedy is one of the best California hardcore bands out there today. Their approach is both musically melodic and brutal, fusing the heart of their influences and the rage of contemporary hardcore. Their latest offering, Runaways, captures the raw beauty that weeps from the core of the band’s intensity.