This week, some dude claimed he was a transdimensional thief who was able to visit another dimension in which there were unreleased Beatles albums. He says he came back to our dimension with one of those records and is presenting it to the world. If we’re talking odds between reality, promotional nonsense, and totally crazy, our vote’s on nonsense (but totally fun nonsense). But for a second, think about it: We’re also about to get a brand new David Bowie single and album. So maybe it’s not all that farfetched? Well … Regardless, check out our list of the week’s best new songs to see if any other mysterious dimensionally-displaced tracks check in.
10. Sonya Kitchell – “Mexico”
Massachusetts-born songwriter Sonya Kitchell was just 19 years old when her last album came out in 2008. She’s 26 now, and she lives in Brooklyn, and she’s not just a songwriter anymore — on her forthcoming album, We Come Apart, due out January 22nd, she served as producer and engineer, overseeing collaborations with members of bands as far flung as Bright Eyes and the Dap-Kings. The album’s first single, “Mexico” comes generously layered, but hardly packed; Kitchell left plenty of space open for her sandy voice, which tends to recall Feist in its brand new and newly lush surroundings. –Sasha Geffen