- Rockville band O.A.R. has a new album out today. (publicity photo)
New music to buy/stream/steal.
The Internet says: "O.A.R. works hard to maintain an intimacy with its fans. The group hasn’t entered our greater cultural bloodstream — they’ve never graced the cover of 'Rolling Stone' or performed on 'Saturday Night Live.' That might be why their most fervent followers still see them more as friends than superstars." (Washington Post)
Watch: The Rockville, Md., band talk about the making of their latest project.
Ximena Sariñana, Ximena Sariñana
The Internet says: "Sariñana’s range across this disc is impressive, and it’s admirable that she chose to explore it on her crossover debut, rather than gunning purely for potential radio single material. Sariñana has an excellent voice, and Ximena Sariñana shows she’s also a gifted young songwriter regardless of language. She’s an artist who lives up to all the fanfare she’s received at home, and one worthy of your international attention." (Consequence of Sound)
Watch: Sariñana sing "Shine Down" from the new album.
Fountains of Wayne, Sky Full of Holes
The Internet says: "For 15 years, Fountains of Wayne have been rock's sharpest storytellers, chronicling the dreams and setbacks of middle-class types with heartbreaking precision and crunchy guitar hooks. Their fifth LP is rootsier than usual, but the characters are as vivid as ever." (Rolling Stone)
Watch: FoW perform "Dip in the Ocean" on Late Night with David Letterman.