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Latest Additions:

Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear (June TBA)
Whitehorse - Leave No Bridge Unburned (Feb. 2015)
The Kooks - Listen (9/2)
Annie Stela - Whiplash Blues (TBA)
Jess Klein - Learning Faith (6/24)
Stu Larsen - Vagabond (7/15)
Tiny Victories - Haunts (6/10)
How To Dress Well - What Is This Heart? (6/24)
Chatham County Line - Tightrope (5/20)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - The Revelation (5/20)
Big Wreck - Ghosts (7/15 US, 6/10 CAN)
Levon Helm Band - Midnight Ramble Sessions III (7/1)
Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (7/1)
South Rail - Stars EP (5/6)
PHOX - S/T (6/24)
Sara Lowes - The Joy of Waiting (TBA)
Johnossi - Transitions (4/29)
Emma Ruth Rundle - Some Heavy Ocean (5/20)
Birdy - Fire Within (6/3 U.S.)
The Milk Carton Kids - Live from Lincoln Theatre DVD (4/29)
Bebel Gilberto - Tudo! (7/29)
Sara Swenson - Runway Lights (Summer TBA)
Challenger - Back to Bellevue (5/27)
Jay Brannan - Always, Then, and Now (7/15)
The Shilohs - S/T (5/13)
Wilsen - Magnolia EP (5/19)
Amber States - Saratoga EP (4/28)
Mimicking Birds - Eons (5/13)
Mark Chadwick (Levellers) - Moment (6/16)
Mary Gauthier - Trouble & Love (6/10)
You Are Wolf - Hawk to the Hunting Gone (5/6 UK)
Blair Dunlop - House of Jacks (5/26)
Beverly Craven - Change of Heart (6/17 UK)
Lonely the Brave - The Day's War (6/3)
Eleanor McEvoy - Stuff (5/12)
Heather Peace - The Thin Line (6/9 UK)
George Ezra - TBA (6/23 UK)
James Taylor - TBA (8/19)
Rival Sons - Great Western Valkyrie (6/10)
Meshell Ndegeocello - Comet, Come to Me (6/3)
Paul Weller - More Modern Classics (6/3)

April 22 

Black Prairie (Decemberists) - Fortune
Dwight & Nicole - Shine On
EELS - The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
Fear Of Men - Loom
 G. Love & Special Sauce - Sugar
Hedley - Wild Life
Justin Rutledge - Daredevil (Tragically Hip Songs)
Keb' Mo' - BLUESAmericana
Little Daylight - TBA
Little Feat - Live in Holland 1976
Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos - Sling Shot to Heaven
Sharon Corr - The Same Sun
The Madden Brothers (Good Charlotte) - TBA
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Days of Abandon
To Kill A King - Cannibals With Cutlery (U.S.)
Tom and Hebron - Zoyugo

April 29

Amber States - Saratoga EP
Archie Powell & The Exports - Back In Black
Ben Watt - Hendra
Brigitte DeMeyer - Savannah Road (4/29)
Broken Twin - May
Caitlin Park - The Sleeper (5/2 AUS)
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Phosphorescent Harvest
Curtis Stigers - Hooray For Lovers
Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) - Everyday Robots
Dave Keller - Soul Changes
Edward David Anderson - Lies & Wishes
Fiona Bevan - Talk To Strangers
Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon) - Midnight Sun
Hafdis Huld - Home
Jackopierce - Live 25
Johnossi - Transitions
Little Hurricane - Gold Fever
Pink Mountaintops - Get Back
Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red (U.S.)
Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive
Sam Morrow - Ephemeral
The Currys - Follow
The Howlin' Brothers - Trouble
 The Milk Carton Kids - Live from Lincoln Theatre DVD
The Old 97's - Most Messed Up
Tommy Malone (Subdudes) - Poor Boy
Wye Oak - Shriek 

May 6

Ben Harper/Ellen Chase-Verdries - Childhood Home
Brian Eno/Karl Hyde - Someday World
Bridie Jackson & The Arbour - New Skin
Current Swell - Ulysses
Gabrielle Aplin - English Rain EP (U.S.) 
  Gregg Allman & Various Artists - All My Friends (CD/DVD)
Gruff Rhys - American Interior
Imogen Heap - Sparks 
Jenny Scheinman - The Littlest Prisoner
Kina Grannis - Elements
Leisure Cruise (Dave Hodge, Leah Segal) - S/T
Liam Finn - The Nihilist
Lily Allen - Sheezus
Luke Elliot - Provisions
Lykke Li - I Never Learn
Natalie Merchant - S/T
Nikki Lane - All or Nothin'
Pacifika - Amor Planeta
Papercuts - Life Among the Savages
Rachel Taylor Brown - Falimy
Rae Morris - Do You Even Know? EP (UK)
Ray LaMontagne - Supernova
Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera) - Seven Dials (UK)
Sarah McLachlan - Shine On
South Rail - Stars EP
The Horrors - Luminous
Thomas Dybdahl - What's Left Is Forever (US)
Tiny Ruins - Brightly Painted One
tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack
Willie Watson - Folk Singer, Vol. 1
Wooden Wand - Farmers Corner
You Are Wolf - Hawk to the Hunting Gone (UK)

May 13

Amen Dunes - Love
Braid - No Coast
Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt - For Keeps
Collin Herring - Some Knives
Eleanor McEvoy - Stuff
Jake Bugg - Messed Up Kids EP (UK)
Jeremy Fisher - The Lemon Squeeze
Jesse Denaro - Dear, Love
Joseph Arthur - Lou (Lou Reed Tribute)
Kris Delmhorst - Blood Test
La Sera - Hour of the Dawn
Little Dragon - Nabuma Underground
Megson - In A Box 
Mimicking Birds - Eons
Mirah - Changing Light
Molly Beanland - Night Dreams
Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband
Nick Mulvey - First Mind
Rhodes - The Morning EP (5/11 UK)
Swans - To Be Kind 
Sylvan Esso - S/T
The Black Keys - Turn Blue
The Shilohs - S/T
The Trouble With Templeton - Rookie
Tom The Lion - Sleep
Tori Amos - Unrepentant Geraldines
Walter Martin (The Walkmen) - We're All Young Together

May 20

Bry Webb - Free Will
Cara Dillon - A Thousand Hearts (UK)
 Chatham County Line - Tightrope
Coldplay - Ghost Stories
Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) - Upside Down Mountain
Emma Ruth Rundle - Some Heavy Ocean
Haley Bonar - Last War
Hundreds - Aftermath
Jolie Holland - Wine Dark Sea
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Going Home
LCD Soundsystem - The Long Goodbye: Live @ Madison Sq. Garden
Malka Spigel - Gliding EP
Nightmare & The Cat - Simple
Oasis - Definitely Maybe 20th Anniv. Ed.
Phillip Phillips - Behind the Light
Smoke Fairies - S/T
Syd Arthur - Sound Mirror
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - The Revelation
The Roots - And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
Wilsen - Magnolia EP (5/18)
Yann Tiersen - Infinity

May 27

Amy LaVere - Runaway's Diary
Blair Dunlop - House of Jacks
Challenger - Back to Bellevue
John Fullbright - Songs
John Illsley (Dire Straits) - Testing the Waters
Little Barrie - Shadow
Madison - The Bright Light EP
Matthew Barber - Big Romance
Miniature Tigers - Cruel Runnings
moe. - No Guts, No Glory
Owen Pallett - In Conflict
Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
Teleman - Breakfast
The Ghost Wolves - Man, Woman, Beast
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers - World of Strangers

May TBA

Erlend Øye (Kings of Convenience) - Legao
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

June 3

Alice Boman - EP II
BANKS - Goddess (Full Length Debut) 
Birdy - Fire Within (U.S.)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Only Run
Echo & The Bunnymen - Meteorites (4/28 UK)
Ethan Johns - The Reckoning (Prod: Ryan Adams)
Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen) - Black Hours
Howling Bells - Heartstrings
James - La Petite Mort
JD McPherson - TBA
Joe Henry - Invisible Hour
Josh Record - Pillars (UK)
Kan Wakan - Moving On
Lonely the Brave - The Day's War
Matisyahu - Akeda
Meshell Ndegeocello - Comet, Come to Me
Paul Weller - More Modern Classics
Peter Murphy - Lion
Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour
Sleep Party People - Floating
The Donkeys - Ride the Black Wave 
The Peach Kings - Mojo Thunder EP
The Pierces - Creation
The Shoe (w/ Jena Malone) - I'm OK

June 10

Bob Mould - Beauty & Ruin
Cowboy Mouth - Go
First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
Glass Aniimals - Zaba
Got A Girl - I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now
Heather Peace - The Thin Line (UK)
Jose James - While You Were Sleeping
Jack White - Lazaretto
Mary Gauthier - Trouble & Love
O.A.R. - The Rockville LP
Passenger - Whispers
Rival Sons - Great Western Valkyrie
The Who - Quadrophenia Live In London
Tiny Victories - Haunts
Tomas Barfod - Love Me

June 17

Beverly Craven - Change of Heart (UK)
Glass Towers - Halcyon Days
Lewis Watson - The Morning
Mark Chadwick (Levellers) - Moment
The Antlers - Familiars
The Felice Brothers - Favorite Waitress      

June 24

Ed Sheeran - x (multiply)
George Ezra - TBA (UK)
How To Dress Well - What Is This Heart?
Jess Klein - Learning Faith
PHOX - S/T

June TBA

Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear

July 1

Levon Helm Band - Midnight Ramble Sessions III
Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy

Beyond

Allen Stone - TBA (Summer)
Annie Stela - Whiplash Blues (TBA)
As Animals - S/T
Bebel Gilberto - Tudo! (7/29)
Ben Ottewell (Gomez) - Rattlebag (TBA)
Big Wreck - Ghosts (7/15 US, 6/10 CAN)
Charlene Soraia - Love Is The Law (TBA)
Dear Plastic - The Thieves Are Babes (TBA)
Deluka - BONDS EP (Spring TBA)
Don Henley - Cass County (TBA)
Ellis Paul - Chasing Beauty (TBA)
Empires - Orphans (TBA)
Fink - Hard Believer (7/15)
Haroula Rose - Here The Blue River (TBA)
Imelda May - Tribal (7/29)
James Taylor - TBA (8/19)
Jay Brannan - Always, Then, and Now (7/15)
Jonah Tolchin - Clover Road (Summer TBA)
Kite Club - Fresh Air for Humans (TBA)
Kris Delmhorst - Blood Test (Spring TBA)
Little Daylight - TBD (7/15)
Miranda Lee Richards - Echoes of the Dreamtime (TBA)
Morrissey - World Peace Is None of Your Business (Summer)
Nick Mulvey - First Mind (9/16 U.S.)
Peter Himmelman - The Boat That Carries Us (TBA)
Puss N Boots (Norah Jones) - No Fools, No Fun (7/15)
Rich Robinson (Black Crowes) - The Ceaseless Sight (TBA)
Sara Lowes - The Joy of Waiting (TBA)
Sara Swenson - Runway Lights (Summer TBA)
Sasha Siem - Most of the Boys (TBA)
Scott Matthews - Home Pt. 1 (TBA)
Slow Club - Complete Surrender (7/14)
Stu Larsen - Vagabond (7/15)
The Felice Brothers - Favorite Waitress
The Good Natured - Prism (Summer TBA)
The Kooks - Listen (9/2)
The Vespers - Sisters and Brothers (TBA
Tiny Ruins - Brightly Painted One (TBA)
Toby Lightman - Every Kind of People (TBA)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye (Summer TBA)
Wakey! Wakey! - All It Takes Is A Little Love (TBA) 
 Whitehorse - Leave No Bridge Unburned (Feb. 2015)
Winterpills - Echolalia (Covers) (TBA) 
Woman's Hour - Conversations (7/15)

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Wednesday
Apr232014

Coldplay to Preview 'Ghost Stories' on May 18 NBC Special; Watch Trailer

Coldplay will present songs from their forthcoming May 19 album Ghost Stories in an hourlong TV special Sunday May 18 at 7pm ET/PT on NBC. Watch the trailer below.

From the Press Release: Directed by “Coldplay Live 2012” helmer Paul Dugdale, this in-the-round special — recorded in front of an 800-person audience in Los Angeles in March — will blend live-performance footage with cinematic film. Atmospheric projection will deliver awe-inspiring 360-degree imagery — around, above and below the band — while being woven into the overall filmed narrative.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Old Crow Medicine Show Offer July 'Remedy' for Unfinished Dylan Track

Acclaimed Nashville roots-folk collective Old Crow Medicine Show will release their new studio album Remedy on July 1 via ATO. Lead single "Sweet Amarillo," according to the band, began as an unfinished Bob Dylan song that the iconic writer asked the band to complete. "We received a cassette tape in the mail from Bob Dylan," the band's Ketch Secor announced from the stage during an intro to the new songs at a recent concert. "He asked us if we wanted to finish a song of his that was on the tape." 

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Tuesday
Apr152014

Birdy Set to Fly with U.S. Drop of 'Fire Within' June 3; Watch "Light Me Up"

British singer/songwriter Birdy will release her second album Fire Within in the U.S. on June 3. The new album will include the song that originally got the then-15-year-old Jasmine Van Den Bogaerde -- aka Birdy -- noticed in the first place: a stripped piano-ballad version of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love." Stream "Wings" and watch "Light Me Up" from Fire Within below. Birdy has also contributed three songs to the upcoming soundtrack to the film The Fault in Our Stars arriving May 19.

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Thursday
Apr102014

David Gray Announces 'Mutineers' for June 17; Watch "Gulls"

British singer/songwriter David Gray will release his 10th studio album Mutineers on June 17. The new project,  Gray's first in four years, was produced by Andy Barlow (Lamb) and recorded at The Church Studios in London. A special deluxe edition of Mutineers will feature two additional discs of live recordings. Watch the video for lead track "Gulls" below.

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Monday
Apr072014

Norah Jones' Twangy Puss N Boots Set 'No Fools, No Fun' July 15 Debut

Puss N Boots, the countrified female trio of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper, will release their debut album No Fools, No Fun on July 15. The album will arrive following a string of showcase performances this spring and summer including The Newport Folk Festival. Coming on the heels of Foreverly, Jones' recent tribute to the Everly Brothers with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, the album will be released by her longtime label Blue Note.

Puss N Boots originated six years ago in the clubs of New York's Lower East Side and Brooklyn where Jones, fellow songwriter Dobson and bassist/vocalist Catherine Popper (late of Grace Potter's Nocturnals) would get together to have fun covering classic country, folk and rockabilly standards under the moniker of Dixie Fried. Check out Dobson's 2013 Aquarius solo album at DC here.

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Monday
Apr072014

Ed Sheeran Moves to Multiplication on June 23 'x'; Preview "Sing"

Keeping with a math symbol title theme, British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced the release of his sophomore album x, or multiply, on June 23, the follow up to his breakout debut album + (plus). The new album was executive-produced in L.A. with legendary studio man and label executive Rick Rubin, a man who has helped define the sound and guide the careers of artists such as Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, Adele and The Dixie Chicks. Also involved: Pharrell Williams and producer Jake Gosling who worked with Sheeran on his debut.

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Wednesday
Apr022014

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Ready to 'Run' June 3; Stream "Coming Down"

Press Release: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have announced the June 3 release of its new record Only Run. The new album's first track, "Coming Down" can be streamed below. Like the band's first three records, Only Run will be marketed and distributed directly and independently by them. While this ethos initially struck a chord with fans when the band started, it was always truly an extension of lead singer/songwriter Alec Ounsworth's core belief: "The general rule is to be appreciative of your audience," he recently told Fast Company magazine.  "If you can organize and are motivated, you should approach fans directly."

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Wednesday
Apr022014

Gabrielle Aplin Predicts 'English Rain' U.S. EP Drop May 6; Watch EPK

Press Release: British chanteuse Gabrielle Aplin is on her way to cementing her status as a breakout artist of 2014 following the massive success of her single "The Power of Love" that launched to #1 on the U.K. and Australia iTunes Chart, achieving certified Gold status in both countries. Now, Aplin is gearing up to take the U.S. by storm with the release of a 6-song EP English Rain on May 6, followed by a 7-city U.S. tour including stops at NYC's Studio at Webster Hall on May 6 and Hollywood's Hotel Café on May 21. For a full list of confirmed dates, see below.
  

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Tuesday
Apr012014

Jack White Announces 'Lazaretto' for June 10; Stream "High Ball Stepper"

Jack White will release his second solo album Lazaretto on June 10 via Third Man Records/Columbia. The new project, described as "stormy, delicate, dramatic, volatile, scratchy and velveteen," is being previewed with lead instrumental track "High Ball Stepper." Watch the video below.

From the Press Release: In celebration of the new album and their 20th Vault package, Third Man has unveiled their most unique Vault package yet.

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Monday
Mar312014

The Antlers' 'Familiars' Arriving June 17; Watch "Palace"

Brooklyn art-pop trio The Antlers have announced the June 17 release of their fourth studio album Familiars via ANTI-. The new project was recorded, engineered and produced by the band in their Brooklyn studio and mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Beach House) and follow up the band's critically acclaimed 2011 album Burst Apart. Watch the video for lead track "Palace" below.

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Monday
Mar312014

Ethan Johns Sets His Ryan Adams-Produced 'Reckoning' for June 3

Noted producer Ethan Johns (Laura Marling, Kings of Leon) will release his new album Reckoning on June 3. The album is something of a role reversal for the producer/musician as Ryan Adams, who has tapped Johns to produce for him in the past, steps into the role of producer for Johns and his Reckoning. The new album was recorded at Adam's Pax-Am studio in Los Angeles and follows up John's 2012 debut If Not Now, When?

Adams new album for Blue Note, originally due last fall, has yet to be announced. The new project was produced by Ethan's father -- and famed studio man -- Glyn Johns. But not to be left out, Ethan, who worked with Adams on his  Heartbreaker and Gold albums, is a member of Adams' post-Cardinals studio and stage band joining Tom Petty sideman Benmont Tench on keyboards, Don Was (president of Blue Note) on bass, Cindy Cashdollar on steel guitar and Jeremy Stacey on drums.

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Monday
Mar312014

First Aid Kit Look to 'Stay Gold' on June 10 LP; Stream "My Silver Lining"

Swedish folk/pop duo First Aid Kit will release their new album Stay Gold on June 10 via Columbia. Stream first single “My Silver Lining” below. Recorded at ARC studios in Omaha and produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk), the duo also enlisted The Omaha Symphony Orchestra to play on the record, with arrangements by Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes, Broken Bells, Rilo Kiley).

From the Press Release: With Stay Gold, First Aid Kit - sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg – have honed their lush arrangements and blossomed as vivid storytellers in creating this ambitious 10-song collection of originals. They say of the recording process, “We took new directions and turns with the arrangements, building them up and creating more dynamics, yet always following where the songs wanted to go.”

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Monday
Mar312014

Joe Henry's 'Invisible Hour' Set for June 3; Stream "Lead Me On"

Press Release: Singer/songwriter and Grammy winning producer Joe Henry has confirmed the June 3rd release of his thirteenth album Invisible Hour, his first since 2011's acclaimed Reverie. Produced by Henry and to be released on his own Work Song label, the album features numerous guests including The Milk Carton Kids as well as Lisa Hannigan, who co-wrote the title track along with Henry and best-selling novelist Colum McCann. Stream lead track "Lead Me On" below.

These are all, perhaps, “songs about marriage;” says Henry of the album. But I should hasten to add that that is a personal observance, and recognized much after the fact. That thread —of commitment, surrender, and hair-raising mystical alignment— does indeed snake through the whole in ways both overt and peripheral, literal and metaphoric. But though marriage as a notion moves like significant weather through its rooms, it is really the redemptive power of love in the face of fear upon which this house is built. Love is the story; and the characters paw lustfully after it –formal pairings notwithstanding.

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Thursday
Mar272014

Fink Announce 'Hard Believer' for July 10 Drop; Stream Title Track

Fink, the trio fronted by U.K. singer/songwriter Fin Greenall, will release their new album Hard Believer on July 10 on their own R’COUP’D label. The album was produced by Billy Bush, who handled their 2011 album Perfect Darkness, and was recorded in Hollywood and "a variety of other places around the world," according to the band. Stream the title track below (free download at the Fink site).The CD will include a bonus disc of 4 acoustic songs title the Denmark Street Session. Greenall, whose bandmates include Tim Thornton and Guy Whittaker, wrote about the new project at the Fink site:

"During our little break, “Warm Shadow” got released as a single after it was featured in the hit TV show The Walking Dead. It’s proved arguably the most popular thing we’ve had out there, and gave us even more evidence that people kinda like the weirder, more experimental side of Fink. So that, coupled with the orchestral experience (2013's Fink Meets The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), showed us the way to go… we met up in a few different locations (London, Amsterdam, LA, Brighton… even when you’re not touring you still feel like touring) and jammed about 20 or 30 new tunes, which got whittled down to 12, which then got whittled down to 8…

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Wednesday
Mar262014

O.A.R. Looking for Hometown Vibe on June 10 'Rockville LP'; Stream "Peace"

O.A.R. have announced the June 10 release of their new studio album The Rockville LP, the band's first for Vanguard Records. Stream the first single "Peace" below.

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Wednesday
Mar262014

Passenger Announces 'Whispers' for June 10 Release

Passenger -- the one man musical outfit of singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg -- will release the new album Whispers on June 10 via Black Crow/Nettwerk. Lead single "Hearts on Fire" is scheduled to drop April 14. The new album follows up the best-selling breakout album All The Little Lights and the international hit single "Let Her Go."

From the Press Release: Brighton based singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg has penned the new album over the last 2 years, some written before and some written after all the mayhem began but what is evident is that all eleven new songs sparkle with the same passion that made "Let Her Go" the biggest selling single in the UK last year, a top 5 US hit and topped the charts in 20 countries.

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Tuesday
Mar252014

The Felice Brothers Serve Their 'Favorite Waitress' June 17

The Felice Brothers will release their fifth studio album Favorite Waitress on June 17 via new label home Dualtone. The album is the band's first new project since the synth-laden 2011 album Celebration, Florida and a return to the brother's original rootsy sound. The album was recorded at Mike Mogis and Conor Oberst’s Arc Studios in Omaha, Nebraska -- the first time the band has ever recorded in a "proper" studio setting -- and produced by the band's longtime producer and collaborator Jeremy Backofen.

“We realized that we could have these interesting sonic motifs and have weird sounding songs,” James Felice says of their last record, “but on Favorite Waitress we really wanted to make sure that we could perform them live. More than anything we’ve ever done, our new record has been the product of the Felice Brothers as a live touring band.” Watch the trailer below.

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Monday
Mar242014

Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt Play 'For Keeps' on May 13 Album

Singer/songwriters Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt have partnered for the May 13 album For Keeps via Twin Cities roots/folk label Red House. The title has special meaning given the announcement of Elkin and Schmidt's engagement and the new album has been called "a sort of his and hers take on life and love."  Stream two new tracks -- "Two White Clouds" featuring Schmidt and "Echo in the Hills" featuring Elkin -- below.

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Monday
Mar242014

The Black Keys Set to 'Turn Blue' on May 13; Stream "Fever"

Press Release: The Black Keys’ new album, Turn Blue, will be released May 13 on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue features 11 new tracks including the first single, “Fever.” Stream the track below.

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Thursday
Mar202014

Amy LaVere Taps Luther Dickinson for Her May 27 'Runaway's Diary' 

Memphis singer, songwriter and mistress of the upright bass Amy LaVere will release her new album, the biographical Runaway's Diary, on May 27 via Archer Records. The new project, the follow up to her 2011 album Stranger Me (called "The Break-Up Album of the Year" by SPIN), was produced by Luther Dickinson of The Mississippi All-Stars, a longtime friend and collaborator who happens to be the son of LaVere's late musical mentor and producer Jim Dickinson. Amy and Jim had worked together on folk supergroup The Wandering (with Valerie June, Sharde Thomas, and Shannon McNally) and Dickinson's recently-released solo album, Rock n' Roll Blues.

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