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Latest Additions:

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
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
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?
PHOX - S/T

July 1

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

Beyond
Allen Stone - TBA (Summer)
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)
The Felice Brothers - Favorite Waitress
The Good Natured - Prism (Summer TBA)
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)
Winterpills - Echolalia (Covers) (TBA) 
Woman's Hour - Conversations (7/15)

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Apr182013

DC April 16 New Release Recap

Even the legendary April '13 storms and floods of Chicago can't keep the DC New Release Recap from rearing its head this week -- albeit a bit late. Loss of power simply strengthens our resolve. A long list of releases this week headed up by a new album from the always-great Amy Speace, the new project from Justin "Bon Iver" Vernon and pals, The Shouting Matches, and the fine live tribute to the late, great Nick Drake: Way to Blue: Songs of Nick Drake. This week also saw new releases from Sam Beam -- aka Iron and Wine -- along with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, rising Brit piano popper Tom Odell, Kim Richey, Fall Out Boy, Futurebirds, Luke Sital-Singh, JJ Grey & Mofro, Carla Bruni and, last but certainly not least, Steve Earle. Check out our featured title overviews with links to stream music and our full DC listing below...

Nashville-based performing songwriter Amy Speace may have some advice in her How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat (April 16), but these are revelations emerging from a particularly tumultuous period of her own life. The grief on the death of a parent, lost love and, most tellingly, the scare that came when she lost her voice to a case of acute laryngitis -- an event that brought panic and tears before her long road to recovery. As the second album following her move from New York to Nashville a few years back, Speace's gorgeous Stormy Boat, once again produced by friend Neilson Hubbard, proves the ideal vessel for her starkly personal songs...more DC

Loose and playful are hardly terms you'd normally throw around when describing the music of Justin Vernon, the Grammy-winning, falsetto-wielding critical darling who makes soulful, introspective modern folk music with his band Bon Iver. So we can be taken aback just a bit when taking in Grownass Man (April 16, , the amusingly-titled and surprisingly rambunctious and ramshackle new album from Vernon (minus the falsetto this time) and his buds Phil Cook and Brian Moen as The Shouting Matches. While there are touches of Vernon's earnest thoughtfulness throughout the project, Grownass Man is rich in the classic -- and basic -- blues/rock tradition...more DC

Lisa Hannigan, Robyn Hitchcock, Vashti Bunyan, Luluc, Scott Matthews and Teddy Thompson are among the artists saluting the late British folk pioneer Nick Drake on Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake (April 16, Storysound). Produced by Drake's original studio man Joe Boyd, the fifteen performances are culled from a series of 2010 tribute concerts in the U.K., Australia and Italy that critics hailed as "revelatory" (Times of London) and "spellbinding" (Guardian). "In my opinion, the only way to make a tribute record work is to get everyone together in the same place so there's a unity of sound and spirit," Boyd tells NPR...more DC

We first tipped you to Londoner Luke Sital-Singh last summer with the release of his debut EP we described as "blissful folk hymns that fall somewhere between the acoustic pomp of Damien Rice and the moody falsetto laments of Justin "Bon Iver" Vernon. Since then, Sital-Singh has opened for Martha Wainwright, played SXSW, wowed critics and brought his own pin-drop inspiring songs to countless clubs around the U.K. This is, after all, the young man who opined that "good music should lock your feet and jaw to the floor." New four-track Old Flint EP expands on the promise of his extraordinary debut and once again renders the term "folk music" as hopelessly inadequate...more DC

More April 16 New Releases:

1939 Ensemble - Howl and Bite
Adam Klein - Sky Blue Seville
Allison Weiss - Say What You Mean
Amy Speace - How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat
Ana Popovic - Can You Stand the Heat
Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow) - Descender
Annie Keating - For Keeps
Bearhug - Over Easy (4/19 AUS)
Big Country - The Journey (UK)
Bored Nothing - S/T
Born Ruffians - Birthmarks
Carla Bruni - Little French Songs
Cherokee Red - S/T
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (40th Anniv. Ed.)
Dead Can Dance - In Concert
Dead Confederate - In the Marrow 
Electric Ill - Twisted Light
Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
Folly and the Hunter - Tragic Care (Can)
Futurebirds - Baba Yaga
Here Is Your Temple - So High
Houses - Quiet Darkness
Iron and Wine - Ghost On Ghost
Jane Monheit - The Heart of the Matter
Jesse Ware - Devotion (U.S.)
JJ Grey & Mofro - This River
John Parish - Screenplay
Jonny Fritz - Dad Country
K's Choice - Echo Mountain/Little Echoes
Kim Richey - Thorn In My Heart
Luke Sital-Singh - Old Flint EP (UK)
Moon King - Obsession II
Nick Jaina - Primary Perception
Nora Jane Struthers - Carnival
Owl Eyes - Nightswim (AUS)
Patrick Krief (The Dears) - Hundred Thousand Pieces
Shinyribs - Gulf Coast Museum
Steve Earle - The Low Highway
The Belle Game - Ritual Tradition Habit
The Flaming Lips - The Terror
The Shouting Matches - Grownass Man
The Steel Wheels - No More Rain
The Thermals - Desperate Ground
Tom Odell - Songs From Another Love EP (U.S.)
Tom Odell - Long Way Down (UK)
Various - Way To Blue: Songs of Nick Drake
Willie Nelson - Let's Face the Music and Dance
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito

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