John Doe and Exene Cervenka, Singing and Playing [Moonlight Graham Records, 2012]—
This ex-couple were the dual voice of LA punk titans X; this is the first time they’ve recorded together in years, and it’s a fine return. . . X’s frenzy is long gone, but this reconstitutes that band’s distinctive sensibility—intimate and haunted—in a more autumnal vein, serene but quivering with feeling . . . Try 1, 2.