Record Time 2-19-08

Record Time 2-19-08 Check out new releases from The Raveonettes, Mike Doughty, Allison Moorer, and Ray Davies.

The Raveonettes have re-emerged with an album that perfectly distills the Danish duo’s 60’s noir-pop song craft and fuzz-guitar clamor into a sensuous voyage. Showcasing a broader palette and a newly cinematic sense of drama on Lust Lust Lust, the band retains the compelling combination of sexy pop songs and rock 'n 'roll urgency that have made them critics 'darlings.

Mike Doughty is a true multi-media artist: musician, songwriter, poet, playwright, photographer, and an avid, eloquent blogger. On his new album, Golden Delicious, Doughty and Grammy-winning producer Dan Wilson worked with Doughty's touring band to craft a driven, organic sound around Mike's savvy, agile lyrical escapades. “Golden Delicious” is the follow-up to Doughty's AAA radio top five album “Haughty Melodic” (2005).

Working with producer and acclaimed roots artist Buddy Miller on this release, Allison Moorer has conjured a rich pastiche of the phases of women's hearts, lives, needs, and yearnings on this recording of other peoples' songs. The album is about honoring the women who inspired her, and on it, she covers songs from several of music’s most captivating ladies, including June Carter-Cash, and Joni Mitchell. Mockingbird is an album of subtlety, sensuality, and grace. Moorer is a 2008 Grammy Award nominee for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (Steve Earle & Allison Moorer).

Kink’s frontman, Ray Davies, has released his third solo album this week titled Working Man’s Café. The deluxe version of which, contains a limited edition DVD featuring footage from his fall 2001 Storyteller Tour. Davies narrates over the post-9/11 landscape of airports, freeways, hotels, sound checks and performances. The film is a fascinating glimpse into life on the road with one of rock 'n 'roll's most legendary artists.