Navigation for The Sampler

Nick Bollinger reviews a new set of bittersweet songs from Swedish pop crooner Jens Lekman; rustic retro sets from Sera Cahoone and Beachwood Sparks; and speaks to Harry Lyon and Dave McArtney of Hello Sailor about their first album of new songs in 18 years.

Music details:

I Know What Love Isn tArtist: Jens Lekman
Songs: The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love, I Know What Love Isn't, Becoming Someone Else's, The World Moves On, Some Dandruff On Your Shoulder, She Just Doesn't Want To Be With You
Composer: Lekman
Album: I Know What Love Isn't
Label: Spunk

Hello SailorArtist: Hello Sailor
Songs: Gutter Black
Composer: McArtney
Song: Watch Ya Back
Composer: Brazier/Lyon
Album: The Sailor Story
Label: Festival

Surrey Crescent MoonArtist: Hello Sailor
Songs: Looking For My Shades, Big Black Bus, Bric A Brac Shop
Composer: McArtney
Song: Black Patch and Peg Leg, De Dog, Under A Surrey Crescent Moon
Composer: Brazier
Album: Surrey Crescent Moon
Label: Warner

The Tarnished GoldArtist: Beachwood Sparks
Songs: Alone Together, Forget The Song, Water From The Well, Sparks Fly Again
Composer: Beachwood Sparks
Album: The Tarnished Gold
Label: Sub Pop

Deer Creek CanyonArtist: Sera Cahoone
Songs: And We Still Move, Deer Creek Canyon, Rumpshaker
Composer: Cahoone
Album: Deer Creek Canyon
Label: Sub Pop

HarvestArtist: Neil Young
Song: Heart Of Gold
Composer: Young
Album: Harvest
Label: Reprise