Re: Yeah, that The Goon Sax record is very good
SOPHIE is one of those artist that should be up my alley but just isn't. She did some decent writing/production work on this year's Let's Eat Grandma album (probably my favorite of the year, from a limited sample size), though.
I'll have to check out the Kate NV, I liked her last one. I should also give that Lucinda Williams a spin - I've found her work has gotten increasingly tired in recent years, but maybe a collaboration will bring something interesting to the table.