best consolation prize: basia's belated performance of "the shore" from my home state two years ago. it's was beautifully shot by nate chan for la blogotheque and yours truly. it was archived until now. apparently basia and her label didn't want it posted. her latest album "heart of my own" came out on tuesday. she had to cancel her first brooklyn gig back in october, and i totally snoozed on her intimate release party at professor thom's last thursday thrown by paste and rough trade. this was a nice little gem to mend my broken basia heart. basia please come back soon.
for those haven't discovered her lovely pipes and autoharp skillz, stream her new album below. special note: if you buy the uk version there's a bonus track, "hush", which she sang as her encore at the highline gig i saw back in september 2008.