The Riff Report: New music this week

November 10, 2014 5:43 PM

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Former Yazoo member (or, for legal reasons in the US, Yaz) and stunning contralto Alison Moyet released her first studio LP, "Alf," thirty years ago. Like any great artist, she hasn't stopped committing herself to her craft since then. Best of all, it's as if she hasn't aged a day since then; her 2013 LP "the minutes" received some of the best press of her career. Following a world tour for the music of "the minutes," Moyet has prepared a live album capturing that tour in action. "All Cried Out," a track from "Alf," was reimagined for Moyet's 2013 tour. (

Dean Garcia, one of the creative forces behind '90s alt-rockers Curve, spearheads SPC ECO, though you might not make the connection to his past work at first on the single "One for the Little One." That's because there's a brightness and bounce to the synth-driven piece that you wouldn't automatical...

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