The Corin Tucker Band - 1000 Years B
1000 Years sounds enough like a Sleater Kinney album to make it instantly likable, yet different enough to stand on its' own. Since leaving SK apparently Tucker has become quite the domestic goddess, fortunately for us it hasn't made the music any less vital.
Favorite tracks - "It's Always Summer", "Dragon", "Riley" and "Doubt"
Kristen Hersh - Cats and Mice B-
Release Date: June 8, 2010
Hersh is never an easy listen for me but she always wins me over with her underdog grit, earthly wit and bewitching voice. Cats and Mice is a live, stripped down, unedited recording of her at Yoshi's in San Francisco. It may not do much for those unfamiliar with Hersh but for the rest of us it's a nice treat.
Favorite Tracks - "Deep Wilson", "Fortune", "Winter", "Teeth"