I'm always interested in what's new on the American classical scene. One of my habits is to flip through all 3000+ new recordings of the week on rdio (although only maybe 5% of those are classical, on a good week). I then feel compelled to listen to those of interest in my queue even if it's unlikely to be something I really like.
I had that sense of dread when it came time to listen an album "Shelter" - Songs for Soprano and Cello with Piano Accompaniment. It turns out to be much better than expected. The recording by Mela Dailey, Scott Kluksdashl, and Rick Rowley has some interesting works by Andre Previn, John Tavener, Jake Heggie and others and overall is quite pleasing.
It's on the Pierian Recording Society label but I don't yet know what to make of the assortment in it's catalog. I did find The Roaring 20's! Original Popular Recordings for Dancing & Singing, played and arranged by Ferde Grofé as well as a Benjamin Lees Piano Concerto.