Andy Bell: Listen, The Snow Is Falling

Strange Loops & Outer Psych, the forthcoming compilation album from Andy Bell, chronicles a milestone year for the British singer-songwriter (and Ride vocalist and guitarist). It features 16 tracks, including those from his three-EP run earlier this year. Among them is “Listen, The Snow Is Falling,” a dreamy, warm and wondrous cover of Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band 1971 B-side opposite John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas …

Japanese Breakfast: Nobody Sees Me Like You Do (Yoko Ono Cover)

Death Cab for Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard serves as executive producer on the forthcoming tribute album Ocean Child which celebrates the songs of iconic artist and activist Yoko Ono through 14 inspired cover versions. Among the extensive talent—which ranges from David Byrne and Yo La Tengo to Sharon Van Etten, Jay Som, Stephin Merritt and Amber Coffman—Japanese Breakfast contributes an endearing iteration of the classic “Nobody …

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A dreamy tune from Girlpool, Yoko Ono's new take on "Imagine," genre-spanning Phony Ppl and more in this week's musical round-up

Phony Ppl: somethinG about your love.

From their new album mō’zā-ik. (available to stream in its entirety on NPR today), Phony Ppl‘s “somethinG about your love.” is a sunny tune that—like all of the BK-based band’s music—bounces between several genres. The entire album spans neo-soul, hip-hop, funk, bossa nova, pop and just about everything between, in a delightfully satisfying and infectious manner. While the five-piece has gone through a few line-up changes since 2015’s Yesterday’s Tomorrow, the music remains unfettered and playful without feeling hollow.

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