really digging this new bonnie prince billy record "the letting go" (drag city)...less wispy than the last couple albums, just solid and beautiful arrangements, really cool sounding. going to Iceland to make a record has an appeal...for some reason i think it's funny that the pretty cover photo is of Hawaii.
also new but haven't cracked yet:
Aki Tsuyuko "Hokane" (thrill jockey) - comes in a hardback book with illustrations
Solomon Burke "Nashville" (shout factory) - meeting Burke in LA at a post-Grammys party made going to the Grammys worth it! he was cordial and asked about North Carolina.