My weakness for Susanna Hoffs has not waned over the years.
For those who've discussed this with me, I know it's odd. It could have been The Allnighter (IMDB Link) It could have been the Bangles, it could be that she's a cute girl with a Ricky… who knows.
Anyway, she and Matthew Sweet have gotten together to do a covers album of songs they love from the late 60's to early 70's.
Susanna is no stranger to cover albums, having been part of the wonderful Rainy Day album (link) and revisits a few of the artists covered on that album, most notably Neil Young, with 2 cuts from the 1969 album Everybody Knows This is Nowhere.
The vocal pairings are grand, and the arrangements, done by Van Dyke Parks, is wonderful.
Do yourself a favor and check it out. You can hear songs streamed from the site Sid n' Susie