Romantic New Releases: Cloud Cult and Heather Masse and Dick Hyman

Looking for a romantic sound-track this month? Check out these new local releases.

Love, etc.: Romantic New Releases from Cloud Cult and Heather Masse and Dick Hyman

Lock My Heart

Heather Masse and Dick Hyman

Heather Masse has one of the purest voices in the world and has gained popularity singing with The Wailin’ Jennys and as one of Garrison Keillor’s favorite guest artists. Dick Hyman is an 85-year-old jazz legend, a pianist for the ages. Together, they’ve recorded a gorgeous batch of standards from the great American songbook. For jazz audiophiles, the album is also available as a Hybrid Super Audio CD. Release Date: Feb. 12. Red House Records,



Local chamber-rock collective Cloud Cult’s ninth album is called Love, but it’s not all squishy goo songs; the CD contains several flights of inspired jam-rock and some of the most sophisticated song arrangements the band has ever produced. Cloud Cult fans should also keep their eye out for the new feature-length documentary on the band, No One Said It Would Be Easy, due out on Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon in early 2013. Release Date: March 5 (pre-orders released in early February). Earthology Records,