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UPCOMING RELEASES

Latest Additions:

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)
Daughter - Live @ Air (4/15)
Imelda May - Tribal (7/29)
The Roots - And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (5/19)
Phillip Phillips - Behind the Light (5/19)
Nick Mulvey - First Mind (9/16 U.S.)
The Peach Kings - Mojo Thunder EP (6/3)
Ed Sheeran - x (multiply) (6/23)
Puss N Boots (Norah Jones) - No Fools, No Fun (7/15)

April 15

Afghan Whigs - Do To the Beast
Amatorski - From Clay Figures
Amaya Laucirica - Sway (4/18 AUS)
Bobby Bare Jr. - Undefeated
Bruce Springsteen - American Beauty EP (4/19)
Dan Wilson - Love Without Fear
 Daughter - Live @ Air
Dinah Thorpe - Lullabies & Wake Up Calls
Elizaveta - Hero EP
Emerson Hart (Tonic) - Beauty In Disrepair
Horse Thief - Fear In Bliss
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) - Homo Erraticus
Ingrid Michaelson - Lights Out
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Make My Head Sing...
Jim Kroft - Lunatic Lullabies (UK)
Justin Currie - Lower Reaches
Justin Nozuka - Ulysees
Marika Hackman - Deaf Heat EP
Matthew & The Atlas - Other Rivers (UK)
Needtobreathe - Rivers In the Wasteland
Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love (UK)
Ramona Lisa (Chairlift's Caroline Polachek) - Arcadia
Rodney Crowell - Tarpaper Sky
The Bee Gees - The WB Years 1987-1991 Box
The Both (Aimee Mann, Ted Leo) - S/T
The Secret Sisters - Put Your Needle Down
Thee Oh Sees - Drop
Vaudeville Etiquette - Debutantes and Dealers
Wallis Bird - Architecture (UK)
Woods - With Light & With Love

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 

April TBA

Imogen Heap - Sparks
Neil Young - A Letter Home

May 6

Ben Harper/Ellen Chase-Verdries - Childhood Home
Brian Eno/Karl Hyde - Someday World
Current Swell - Ulysses
Gabrielle Aplin - English Rain EP (U.S.) 
  Gregg Allman & Various Artists - All My Friends (CD/DVD)
Gruff Rhys - American Interior
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
Owen Pallett - In Conflict
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)
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 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
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

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour - New Skin
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 - TBA 
   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)
PHOX - S/T

Beyond

Allen Stone - TBA (Summer)
As Animals - S/T
Bebel Gilberto - Tudo! (7/29)
Ben Ottewell (Gomez) - Rattlebag (TBA)
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)
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.)
Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (7/1)
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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Feb212013

DC February 19 New Release Recap

A paucity of big names this week and one of the most noted -- Emeli Sandé -- isn't even being released in the U.S. (yet). Still, a relatively worthy batch of releases from the Aussie-bred (sm)art pop of Tarmac Adam (yes, they're named for the tarmac surface on runways -- did you know it was patented?), the aforementioned Brit superstar Ms. Sandé (she had the biggest album of 2012 in the U.K.), Midwest folk/rocker Samantha Crain and the surprisingly rough-hewn and rather appealing Americana-styled collaboration of Anders Parker and Kendall Meade. We've also got Canadian power-pop quartet Two Hour Traffic and the deep dense electronica (with amazing vocals) from Minneapolis singer Aby Wolf. Also out this week: Atlas Genius, Bobby Long, Jamie Lidell, Mark Kozelek, Nick Cave, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside and the Sin Fang offshoot from Seabear. Check out our features below with links to listen to music streams along with our full DC list of new releases below (with artist site links)...

Emeli Sandé - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (CD/DVD) (February 18 UK, US: TBA) - Heavily favored to win a Best Album Brit Award tomorrow night for Our Version of Events, this breakout Scottish star remains relatively unknown on this side of the pond despite some high-profile U.S. TV and showcase events...Our Version of Events became an event unto itself, skyrocketing to #1 in the U.K. and ending up as the best selling album of 2012 while the album's title track was lodged in the Top 10 for forty straight weeks...Sandé's remarkable rise began with a songwriting deal and it is her sophisticated, nuanced approach to the craft -- along with the ability to construct a memorable pop hook -- that elevates her music and these impressive live performances...more DC

Tarmac Adam - The History Effect (2/19) - A mere decade after releasing their debut Handheld Torch, the Aussie duo of songwriter Matt O'Donnell and multi-instrumentalist Steve Paix return with a dozen spry and accomplished (sm)art-pop songs...It's no wonder that Nick Seymour of Crowded House reprises his sideman role in Tarmac Adam -- both outfits favor the sweet melodic punch of a nicely turned out three-and-a-half minute song...One of the album's finest tracks, the wistful "You As Me", is lush and lovely throwback to an era when shimmering guitar lines, ticking percussion and some sweet vocal interplay (with Down Under singer/songwriter Maddy Hay) are all that's required or desired...more DC

Samantha Crain - Kid Face (February 19, Ramseur) - Third album of Americana-tinged folk/rock from the 25-year-old Oklahoma-raised songwriter follows up her acclaimed 2010 album You (Understood), a conceptual project with each song representing one particular personal interaction...Kid Face again mines Crain's uncluttered and assured songwriting and storytelling craft matched perfectly with a spare, no-frills production, courtesy noted Bay Area performer and studio maven John Vanderslice...Few of Crain's contemporaries can match her innate talent of marrying astute and sympathetic observational character-studies with simple yet compelling melodies...more DC

Anders & Kendall - Wild Chorus (February 19, Nine Mile) - Anders Parker and Kendall Meade have been friends and musical cohorts for well over a decade but the raggedly appealing Wild Chorus is their first shot at a real collaboration...“From the second we started planning and then from the moment we started writing, I knew it was going to work,” says Kendall...Scott Minor, who had played with Meade in Sparklehorse, produced the project (the album takes it's title from Minor's Knoxville, Tennessee, studio)...There's a distinctive nostalgic aura throughout the album's eleven folk/rock tracks, from the Byrds-ian jangle and harmony (and mighty fuzztone denouement) of "Dreamers On the Ground" to the SoCal 70's pop feel of the aptly titled "Across The Years"...more DC

Two Hour Traffic - Foolish Blood (February 19) - Canadian band revels in a resurgence of classic power pop with their new Blood, combining the energy of 70's punk and new wave with a bracing shot of retro Brit Invasion melody, harmony and shiny guitar riffs...An altered lineup and a new producer Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, the Sadies, the New Pornographers) finds the band focusing to an even greater degree on a sound unfettered by trendy indie rock hipness. Lead track "Last Star" is a good example of what the band's bio refers to as "upbeat pop bangers" or what we called "crisp three-minute songs that sound like they've been found on some stray cassette under the front seat of your best friend's car." Stream "Audrey" after the jump and the full album at the band's site...more DC

With her remarkable vocal range and distinctive style, Minneapolis' Aby Wolf has never felt the need to be tied down to any one specific genre, instead embracing and exploring everything from stripped acoustic folk to deep, dense electronica and that special Twin Cities hybrid of modern R+B/funk with a hip-hop tip -- all with an adventurous flair for intriguing vocal arrangements. New February 19 album Wolf Lords finds the singer working alongside noted local songwriter, producer and beat-master Grant Cutler -- and now fellow Wolf Lord, it would appear -- and lead track "Permission" dives into the swirling Bjork-ian deep end of dense synthesized backing and dazzling electronic beats. It's anthemic pop splendor highlighted by Wolf's incandescent singing and caught in a slo-mo time warp, a soaring hymn that almost sounds too big to be contained by mere kilobytes. Organic? Hardly. Impressive? You bet...more DC

DC New Releases for February 19:

Aby Wolf - Wolf Lords
Anders and Kendall - Wild Chorus
Atlas Genius - When It Was Now
Beat Mark - Howls of Joy
Big Wreck - Albatross
Bobby Long - Wishbone
Cathy Heller - Breaking Free
Concrete Knives - Be Your Own King
Darwin Deez - Songs for Imaginative People
Emili Sandé - Live @ The Royal Albert Hall (CD/DVD UK)
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) - Helen Burns EP
Inc. - No World
Jamie Lidell - S/T
Josh Kumra - TBA (UK)
Leddra Chapman- The Crowds and Cocktails (UK)
Mama Kin - The Magician's Daughter (2/22 AUS)
Mark Kozelek - Like Rats / Live
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
Psychic Ills - One Track Mind
Robben Ford - Bringing It All Back Home
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside - Untamed Beast
Sam Shelton - Reservoir
Samantha Crain - Kid Face
Sin Fang (Seabear) - Flowers
Susan James - Driving Towards the Sun
Tarmac Adam - The History Effect
The Apprentices - Light A Match (2/22 AUS)
The Slide Brothers - Robert Randolph Presents
The View - Cheeky For A Reason (U.S.)
Todd Clouser's A Love Electric - The Naked Beat
Two Hours Traffic - Foolish Blood

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