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Latest Additions:

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

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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Tuesday
Mar272012

DC March 27 New Release Recap

Eclectic alt-folk and Americana offerings dominate the DC picks for new releases today, from the dark and shimmering music of Lindsay Fuller to the Memphis soul-influenced new album Justin Townes Earle. Canada's Cowboy Junkies saved the best of their four-album Nomad series for last with the wondrous new project The Wilderness while Minnesota's fine songwriter Andra Suchy delivers some unpretentious acoustic music via the subtle beat of her Little Heart. Joan Osborne makes a stop off for some roadhouse blues on her new Bring It On Home, Ethiopian-born Finnish "gloom folk" singer Mirel Wagner comes Stateside with her self-titled debut, Brooklyn's Scout -- aka Ashen Keilyn -- delivers a blast of alt-pop goodness and Carolina's Sons of Bill return with some large scale country rock anthems on their new Sirens. Read, link to streams and check out the full list of releases below...

Lindsay Fuller - You, Anniversary (ATO) - Gothic southern literary imagery, tales of dying and despair, a haggard, mounful voice that hovers somewhere between Nick Cave and Gillian Welch -- yet the bleak, brutal music of Alabama-raised, Seattle-based songwriter manages to find its own special intoxicating beauty. Fuller follows up her 2010 sophomore album The Last Light I See with another collection of darkly wondrous, powerful songs that both float in the ether and hit like a ton of bricks...more DC

Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now (Bloodshot) - Being the son of Steve Earle and given a name referencing iconic songwriter Townes Van Zandt might be daunting enough, but Justin Townes Earle has carved out his own distinctive niche in rootsy alt-country over the course of three excellent albums...New album follows 2010's critical favorite Harlem River Blues -- recipient of an Americana Music Award for Song of the Year -- and adapts Earle's songwriting from twangy roadhouse rockabilly to savory Memphis soul leanings... "If you listen to a lot of soul music," says Earle, "especially the Stax Records stuff, the chord progressions are just like country music"...more DC

Cowboy Junkies - The Wilderness (Latent) - Veteran Canadian band wrap their ambitious four-album Nomad series in just over eighteen months with a restrained, beautifully crafted and simmering affair that stands in dramatic contrast to the psychedelic-laced blues/rock excursion of last fall's Sing In My Meadow...while most bands eclipsing 25 years of their initial success are recycling the past, the Junkies remain creative, confident and prolific... "a return of the folk vibe the band made its first noise with in the early 90s and late 80s," says songwriter/guitarist Michael Timmons..more DC

Andra Suchy - Little Heart (Red House) - You don't have to grow up on a farm in some place like North Dakota to have an innate feel and love for authentic folk and Americana, but it certainly doesn't hurt. To wit: Minnesota- based singer/songwriter  who has named her new album after a creek near her family's spread in Mandan, ND. Elements of country, folk/blues and modern bluegrass permeate Suchy's music which, thanks to Suchy's lilting vocals, has been a consistent presence on the popular weekly radio show A Prairie Home Companion...more DC

Joan Osborne - Bring It On Home (Saguaro Road) - Acclaimed powerhouse singer goes straight back to her roots on this collection of blues and R+B covers...“I cut my teeth in New York blues clubs singing songs like this,” she remembers. “I’d do three or four one-hour sets per night. That’s where I really learned to sing.” // Release // Sounds like: a natural progression from her previous collections: the soul standards of Breakfast in Bed  and the more country-focused Pretty Little Stranger...Osborne speaks of waiting for when "the time was right and my voice was ready" -- and you can hear the raw, commanding forces at work in the sweaty versions of "I Don't Need No Doctor" and the relentless Slim Harpo boogie "Shake Your Hips"...more DC

Scout - All Those Relays - “I’m allowing thing to happen at their own pace," says Ashen Keilyn -- in supreme understatement -- of the first album in almost a decade from her evolving almost-one-woman indie alt/pop band Scout. Together with co-producer and guitarist Steve Schiltz (Longwave) -- and Spoon drummer Jim Eno on three songs -- Keilyn has sharpened both her songwriting skills and her sound in the process of creating Relays' brisk and melodic pop/rock hooks. When she sings "I get so close to calling it quits" in the album opener "So Close", her musings on a relationship could also ring true for her on-again-off-again creative quest since her 2003 longplayer...more DC

Mirel Wagner - S/T - Music doesn't get much more spare or unsparingly direct as the self-titled debut from this Ethiopian-born Finland-based neo-folk songwriter. Utilizing a near skeletal production with just acoustic guitar and a chilly voice as soft as a whisper, Wagner delivers her sad, dark and soul-bearing songs with minimal fuss and emotion yet the effect is undeniably powerful. The spectral "No Death" (video below) is a song that balances despair with unshakeable love, as Wagner sings "no death can tear us apart" while setting the words in gloomy imagery of suffering and loneliness...more DC

Sons of Bill - Sirens - The Bill in question is Bill Wilson, musician and professor, who taught his sons Sam, Abe and James "how play the guitar, write songs, drive a stick-shift, and back up a trailer." Since 2005, the brothers have focused less on driving and more on developing their own musical sound, hitching sweaty roadhouse country twang to fine-tuned and powerful rock engine. New album, produced by David Lowery (Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven), leaps out of the gate with a vengeance as "Santa Ana Winds" and the the bristling title track kick hard with muscular guitar riffs, rich organ fills and a steady four-four drum kick...more DC

More DC Releases for March 27:

Adam & The Amethysts - Flickering Flashlight
Amy Dailey - Coming Out of the Pain
Chuck Leavell - Back to the Woods
Clay Aiken - Steadfast
Delilah - From the Roots Up (UK)
Eric Bibb - Deeper In the Well
Flying Colors - S/T
Jay Brannan - Rob Me Blind
Kate Tucker - The Ghost of Something New
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream: Complete Confection (Deluxe)
La Sera - Sees the Light
Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
Macy Gray - Covered
Madonna - MDNA
Miike Snow - Happy to You
Oberhofer - Time Capsules II
Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
Pete RG - New Eyes
Poor Moon (Fleet Foxes) - Illusion EP
Ray Wylie Hubbard - The Grifter's Hymnal
Sankofa - The Uptown Strut
Susan Justice - Eat Dirt
Susanne Sundfør - The Silicone Veil
The Chemical Brothers - Don't Think (Live CD/DVD)
The Pierces - You & I
The Trip - S/T
Young Prisms - In Between
Zeus - Busting Visions

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