Tara Jane O'Neil- sung and illustrated
TJO has been quite the unique artist, not only indulging in her own solo work but also working with several bands and collaborating with other performers. Now in another interesting move, she's put together wings. strings. meridians. (Yeti Publishing), a picture book with her sweetly surreal (think Miro though she subtitles it "a blighted bestiary") drawings along with an accompanying CD. The music recalls prime Calexico (you know, that distant movie soundtrack sound) and is as nice and mysterious as her artwork, and recorded as sort of a travelogue in locales such as Paris and Istanbul. It's also limited edition so get it while you can.