Shintaro Sakamoto

Eric Cooke and Myron Glasper from Myron & E. Photo: William Perls.

1 MYRON & E WITH THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS, GOING IN CIRCLES (Timmion) I love Myron & E’s “Broadway” and “Everyday Love” seven-inch vinyls from 2013, so I was excited to follow their other recent projects. But when I first heard this record, I thought it was a reissue because of its vintage sound. I was surprised to discover that it was actually their latest release, from this year. The restrained quality of the two vocalists is right up my alley.

2 NED DOHENY, SEPARATE OCEANS (Numero Group) I like listening to demo versions of songs I’ve loved for a long time. When I found out that Numero Group—one of my favorite labels—was putting out Doheny’s unreleased demos along with cuts of songs from previous albums that I’d never heard, I was thrilled. They’re amazing. Because the songs have yet to be finished, they sound vividly fresh and raw. When I saw a photo inside the package

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