Jason Schwartzman (“oh, are they?“) returns to quirky pop-heaven territory with the sophomore effort from his band Coconut Records. The unassuming debut Nighttiming was one of my favorites last year; I’m a sucker for that chimey, eclectic, slightly-awkward sound and openhearted joy. As I wrote before, normally we can all agree that actors making music spells disaster, but in this case it absolutely spells y-a-y.
Davy is out January 13th on Young Baby Records, but you can now download the first track “Microphone” from his new album on Amie Street for free — and for each download they will donate $1 to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which gives musical instruments to kids. You can also pre-order the album for only five bucks while you’re over on Amie Street.
This catchy new track sounds like it has one of those weird accordion-sounding instruments that you blow into the tube for. That’s a technical music writer descriptive term right there.