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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


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)


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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DC February 26 New Release Recap

We've been scrambling to try and keep on top of all the fine releases hitting this week and despite our best efforts we're still coming in late and, frankly, a bit short. Just not enough hours in the day, as they say. Still, we've got plenty to offer up including the long-awaited debut Mutual Friends from the German/Swiss female duo BOY, the latest from Swedish alt-poppers Shout Out Louds, Colyn Cameron's excellent Wake Owl debut Wild Country and Miracle Temple, the magnificent second album from Mount Moriah. But wait -- that's not all! If you act now, you also get Ed Harcourt's Back In the Woods, the full-blown label release of Ivan And Alyosha's All The Times We Had and the latest from Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Also on tap: new music from The Mavericks, Johnny Marr of The Smiths, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace and A Place At the Table, the soundtrack collaboration by The Civil Wars and T Bone Burnett. Check out our features, links to stream and peruse the full DC list below...

Ed Harcourt - Back Into the Woods (February 25, CCCLX) - Sixth studio album from the praised British tunesmith is a self-described "restoration project where you find all this incredible wallpaper lurking behind the wood paneling"...if 2010's Lustre had a more epic scope in style and production, Woods is a true "solo" album, stark and uncluttered, the result of a six-hour recording session at London's famed Abbey Road Studios with Harcourt accompanying himself on piano or guitar...After a few years of observing his "go to" status as one of the best collaborative co-writers out there, it's great to hear Harcourt dig deep into his own personal repertoire...while the economic nature of these rather naked recordings lends a "demo" quality to the production, the bare-bones style actually ends up bringing Harcourt's formidable gifts into sharp focus...more DC

Mount Moriah - Miracle Temple (February 26, Merge) - Eagerly anticipated follow up to the North Carolina based band's brilliant self-titled debut, an album we described as "acoustic, ragged and worn in just the right places, turning on a dime to frayed, majestic rock edges"...Miracle Temple's dozen new songs find founding members Heather McEntire (vocals) and Jenks Miller (guitar) -- who co-produced with Mark Nevers -- expanding their folk/rock foundations with an assured and steady vision, incorporating regional "new south" alt-country elements with a modern, if subtle, indie edge...There's a profound 3am intimacy taken to a larger, wide-screen scale on DC faves like "Younger Days", "Eureka Springs" and superbly cinematic album closer "Telling the Hour"...Our take: easily one of 2013's best albums...more DC

The definitely non-boy Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass are BOY, a Hamburg-based duo armed with a bundle of smart, often breezy alt-pop songs on their well-received debut album Mutual Friends, already released in Europe and the U.K. and now hitting the U.S. this week. After meeting up at music workshop in Hamburg, Steiner and Glass began writing and performing together and then, over a nearly two and half year period, laying down tracks in Berlin at the home studio of producer and multi-instrumentalist Philipp Steinke. "We made about 10 versions of most of the songs," says Sonja. "So they have evolved over the course of time. And some of them have ended up sounding completely different from the way they began"...more DC

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Good Light (February 25) - Nashville songwriter Holcomb marked two major events since the release of his fine 2011 album Chasing Someday: his 30th birthday and the birth of his first child Emmylou with wife (and bandmate above) Ellie -- both helping define the attitude and feel of his new songs...Says Holcomb: "This album perfectly tells the story of this new stage in my life"..."Good Light mixes full-throttle Americana music with an introspective singer / songwriter approach. It sounds like the South. It sounds like Tennessee." -- American Songwriter...more DC

Performing songwriter Colyn Cameron is creative principal at the core of Wake Owl, a Vancouver folk/rock collective that's been creating some critical waves and solid buzz up north since the release of their excellent 2011 debut EP Wild Country in Canada. Since we first tipped you to Wake Owl last April, Cameron has signed to Vagrant here in the U.S. and Wake Owl will make its first stateside appearance with the digital release of Wild Country on January 29 (CD will follow February 26). The loose and limber strumfest is kicked off by the stately title track, the jangle of guitars and toe-tapping 4/4 pulse setting the stage for Cameron's multi-tracked harmonies with a whiff of 70's Laurel Canyon incense...more DC

Fourth album Optica (February 26, Merge) from Sweden's alt-popping Shout Out Louds finds the band looking to follow up their fine, frill-resistent 2010 album Work with what they describe as an "eagerness to please no one but ourselves this time around." Where Work found frontman/songwriter Adam Olenius and SOL working with respected indie producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins), Optica was recorded over an 18-month period at an intimate Stockholm studio and produced by the band themselves with "sixth man" and engineer Johannes Berglund...more DC

Treading down the lonely, desolate introspective folk path blazed (quietly) by the likes of William Fitzsimmons and the more subdued side of Damien Rice, 24-year-old London songwriter Keaton Henson delivers his scathing, bruised tales of lament in a whispered tone. A graphic illustrator by trade who has suffered from severe panic attacks, Henson has nonetheless found his own quavering voice with a series of haunting songs that arrived last year with his acclaimed debut album Dear...(The Guardian: Henson's "private agony is proving addictive"). Second full-length Birthdays (February 25 UK, April 9 U.S.) comes on the heels of last fall's "Sweetheart What Have You Done to Us", an EP with an eerie, echoing title track that created some serious critical and bloggy angst-fest buzz, diehard fans picking apart his forlorn lyrics and professing major love-osity...more DC

Ivan and Alyosha began rather simply five years ago as Seattle duo Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbury, singer/songwriters who swiped their name from Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov. After releasing a pair of promising EP's -- The Verse, The Chorus from 2009 and the last year's excellent Fathers Be Kind -- and expanding to a foursome, Ivan and Alyosha are ready for their close-up with All The Times We Had, a rather infectious and unpretentious fan-funded full length that was self-released in August for a blink of they eye and is now slated for full national rollout February 26 via Dualtone. Co-produced in collaboration with keyboardist/engineer Chad Copelin, All The Times We Had doesn't veer far from what we've described as "gloriously hummable and inventively twisty melodies intact to stand up to the most meticulous retro comparisons...more DC

Forgive us for sensing what we thought was a uniquely chilly Scandinavian vibe from Brighton-based British songstress Marika Hackman. Maybe it was the name. Or perhaps the distant, detached style that marks the songs from her forthcoming debut EP That Iron Taste. Whatever it is, Hackman's particularly bleak, world-weary approach has caught the ear of a number of Brit critics and radio types and drawn comparisons to Nico and Syd Barrett of all people. Like the works from those enigmatic legends, Hackman's songs have a dark underside of mystery while exposing an edge that's more serrated than scalpel sharp...more DC

DC February 26 Releases:

10,000 Maniacs - Music from the Motion Picture
Amanda Brecker - Blossom
Ana Moura - Desfado 
Atoms For Peace (Thom Yorke) - Amok
Bloc Party - Truth EP (UK)
BOY - Mutual Friends (U.S.)
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Good Light
Duologue - Song & Dance (UK)
Ed Harcourt - Back In the Woods (UK)
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell  - Old Yellow Moon
Escondido - The Ghost of Escondido
Gold Fields - Black Sun
Hadden Sayers - Rolling Soul
Ivan & Alyosha - All The Times We Had (Label Release)
Jesse Dee - On My Mind/In My Heart
Joan Armatrading - Starlight
Johnny Marr (Smiths) - The Messenger
Justin Hayward - Spirits of the Western Sky
Karine Polwart - Traces (U.S.)
Keaton Henson - Birthdays (U.K.)
Kieran Ryan - S/T (3/1 AUS)
Marika Hackman - That Iron Taste EP
Mark Seymour & The Undertow - Seventh Heaven Club (3/1)
Misty Miller - Girlfriend EP
Mount Moriah - Miracle Temple
Mozart's Sister - Hello EP
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - International Magic Live at the O2 (DVD)
Shout Out Louds - Optica
Sally Shapiro - Somewhere Else
Steafan Hanvey - Nuclear Family
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) - The Raven That Refused to Sing
Sunshine - S/T
Syd Barrett - Opel/Barrett/Madcap Laughs Reissues
Taddy Porter - Stay Golden
The Civil Wars & T Bone Burnett - A Place at the Table Soundtrack
The James Hunter Six - Minute By Minute
The Mavericks - In Time
Tim Chaisson - The Other Side
Various - Reason To Believe (Tim Hardin Tribute)(CD)
Wake Owl - Wild Country EP (U.S.)
Wayne Hancock - Ride
Woodpigeon - Thumbtacks and Glue (UK)


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