For new music Tuesday my pick for the day is more mainstream than one might assume here, Tristman Prettyman's "Hello." Not only is it sexy singer-songwriter tastiness polished to a delectable sheen by Martin Terefe and Sacha Skarbek (the wizards who make KT Tunstall's roots pop so good) but it features the femme fatale pop tart "Madly," which might be this decade's "Black Velvet." Prettyman (whose name sounds like a medieval play but who actually surfs and does ecological activism) is playing massive dates up and down the coast (as part of her Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project) but even though she's hitting Vancouver, B.C. and Portland, there are no stops planned in Sea-Town in-between for her tour. Hey!
"Hello" will probably do fine without me hyping it here, as iTunes featured it today and Virgin has achieved VH1 and MTVU rotation with it, but I wanted to let you know about its sassy treasures before the Capitol Records marketing department insists the cover of Britney Spears' "Toxic" is taken off and released as a single to follow up "Madly."
I have the feeling it might become a guilty pleasure on many snob's iPod rotation in the following months (and even measures up to cult artist Richard Thompson's excellent take on "Oops, I Did It Again" a couple of years ago).