Guster: Live Acoustic with Guster Strings – Recorded during their 2012 acoustic tour, the members of the band mainly stick to the acoustic guitars on Live Acoustic, the songs are fleshed out with Charlene Huang on violin and April Guthrie on cello – helping to bring out the parts and arrangements that have made Guster’s studio recordings such mainstays.
The Beck Song Reader: with FUN – The record, titled Warby Parker Presents Beck Song Reader, will instead feature studio recordings of Song Reader’s 20 tunes as interpreted by Jack White, Jack Black, Jeff Tweedy, Fun., Norah Jones, David Johansen and more, alongside one song, “Heaven’s Ladder,” by Beck, who coproduced the compilation with Wes Anderson and Martin Scorsese music supervisor Randall Poster.
Moira Smiley & voco: Laughter Out of Tears – Wild, outdoor folksongs and tender originals are woven through voice and stomp. A slow walk from the chilly exile and longing into a warm room of kindred souls. A few Croatian, Serbian and Bulgarian songs are sprinkled between banjo, uke, cello-driven songwriting. Includes 5 beautiful tracks that feature the ‘Choir of YOU’ – voices of VOCO’s fans around the planet.
David Rosenboom: In the Beginning II – with Mike Svoboda, trombone; William Winant, percussion; Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Aniela Perry, Derek Stein and April Guthrie, cellos. The compositions mirror nature in the creation of singularities, particles, or differentiated units of perception. New World Records, #NW80735-2, New York, 2012, [2-CD set]