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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

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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Wednesday
Feb062013

DC February 5 New Release Recap

A great week for great music. My Morning Jacket's Jim James delivers his long-awaited and wonderfully cosmic debut album, Night Beds -- aka Winston Yellen -- makes sure that his debut lives up to all the blog buzz, Canadian indie chanteuse Jenn Grant explores The Beautiful Wild and DC fave Matt Pond drops the PA at the end of his name as well as one of the best new albums of 2013. Also up this week: a new EP from Pittsburgh singer/songwriter Brooke Annibale, the latest from EELS, something new from dB's founder Chris Stamey, the Live From Red Rocks DVD from Mumford and Sons, the third album of fine alt-country from Holly Williams and the excellent debut from L.A.'s Jenny O. There are also new albums from Ron Sexsmith, guitar GOD Richard Thompson, Bettie Serveert, Josh Groban, Thao & The Get Down Stay Downs and Icelandic duo -- and DC fave -- Pascal Pinon. Check out the DC features, links to listen to music and the full DC listing below...

When Matt Pond sings "let's hang on to abandon and hope we lose control, to be out in the open baby and let go of the ropes", the lyrics mirror the rather dramatic step up (and out) for the long running DIY singer/songwriter. Losing the "PA" that has followed his moniker for nearly a decade, Pond sees the process of his new album The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand (February 5, RCA) as something of a statement of letting go: to his past recordings (sales: 100,000+) and bandmembers, to his various homes (Philly, Brookly, a cabin in Bearsville) and to any preconceptions to what a Matt Pond song might sound like...more DC

Winston Yellen is the creative mastermind behind -- or is that under -- Night Beds, a loose  Nashville-based collective that specializes in impressionistic and folk-centric alt-pop that, as the name would suggest, has a dreamily surreal quality. Night Beds conjures up songs blessed with the magical and mystical, Yellen's voice a wonder of tender tenor-to-falsetto choir boy out amongst the wide open stretches of spacious Americana, a chameleon-like performer who taps into the ethereal netherworlds of Jeff Buckley and Gram Parsons while forging his own distinctive sound...more DC

Canadian songwriter Jenn Grant returns from the giddy retro-pop high of her Juno-nominated 2011 album Honeymoon Punch with The Beautiful Wild, a sharply focused but diverse new collection of intelligent, finely-crafted indie pop songs. With a theme of "finding the courage to lose oneself in the wilderness, in all of its savage and sublime experiences", The Beautiful Wild gets a belated but welcome U.S. release February 5 after dropping last September up north. Since her 2005 debut, the Halifax, Nova Scotia native has found a significant following within and beyond the indie music community, deftly walking the line between sharp-hooked folk/pop melodies and a grab bag of arty, occasionally nostalgic influences...more DC

My Morning Jacket's Jim James speaks of his decidedly cosmic Regions of Light and Sound of God (February 5, ATO) as a "hazy dream", an apt take on what has turned out to be a great example of the quintessential "solo album." Self-produced and engineered and with James handling all the instruments himself, the collection of nine songs could be described as well as self-absorbed in the best sense of the word, a truly personal and unpredictable musical statement that seems to flow from the deep recesses of the imaginative mind of a gifted musician and musicologist...more DC

Icelandic sisters Jófrídur and Ásthildur -- who go by the moniker Pascal Pinon -- are not to be confused with Pasqual Pinon, the early 1900's circus performer known as The Two Headed Mexican. That being said, there's is something of a eerie sororal wavelength being tapped throughout the duo's new, smartly-titled album Twosomeness (DIG: January 18, CD: February 5, Morr Music). Fittingly, they even sing "it's easy to become attached" on "The Clarinet Song". Produced by Sigur Rós & Jónsi studio wizard Alex Somers and exquisitely sung in English and Icelandic, Twosomeness delivers lovely folk hymns that have a near celestial quality, drifting dreamy songs of twinkling art/pop...more DC

Having a famous surname can be either a blessing or a curse. Just ask Jakob Dylan. So it's a touch ironic that Dylan is one of a number of famous names lending vocal backing to The Highway (February 5), the fine third album from Nashville singer/songwriter Holly Williams, daughter of Hank Williams Jr. and granddaughter of, well, you get the picture. Produced by Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars), The Highway proves that Williams has been blessed with a good long dip in the musical gene pool. Bridging traditional country and the more contemporary Music City mix of alt-country, Americana and folk/rock, these eleven songs, co-written with the likes of Lori McKenna, hubby/drummer Chris Coleman and Sarah Buxton, make up what Williams calls her "coming of age" album...more DC

Mumford and Sons fans will have a couple of reasons to rejoice on February 5 as the U.K. folk/rockers' expanded sophomore album Babel is included with the release of a new live DVD Road to Red Rocks, a rather awesome concert recording (and film) of the band's performance this past summer at the famed Morrison, Colorado outdoor amphitheater (yes the rocks are really red and they're spectacular). True Mumford die-hards will want to opt for the special Gentlemen of the Road Edition CD/DVD box set that give you the deluxe CD along with the DVD, a vinyl Babel disc AND (wait for it) a 96-page book -- but a more economical package is also available...more DC

More DC February 5 New Releases:

Bettie Serveert - Oh, Mayhem!
Brad Mackesson - 1945
Brooke Annibale - Words In Your Eyes EP
Chris Stamey - Lovesick Blues
Courteeners - ANNA (UK)
Dog Bite - Velvet Changes
Duologue - Song and Dance (UK)
East Cameron Folklore - For Sale
Eels - Wonderful, Glorious
Elephant Stone - S/T
Erin Boheme - What A Life
Ethan Johns - If Not Now Then When?
Everything Everything - Cough Cough
Fonda - Sell Your Memories
Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat
Guards - In Guards We Trust
Hayden - Us Alone
Holly Wiliams - The Highway
Ingrid Gatin - 1000 Lives
Jenn Grant - The Beautiful Wild (U.S.)
Jenny O. - Automechanic
Jim James - Regions of Light & Sound of God
John Wheeler - Un-American Gothic
Josh Groban - All That Echoes
Ladyfinger - Errant Forms
Mary Gauthier - Live at Blue Rock (2/7)
Matt Pond - The Lives Inside the Lines In Your Hand
Mice Parade - Candela
Night Beds - Country Sleep
Nils Bech - Look Inside
Pascal Pinon - Twosomeness
Reed Turner - Ghosts In the Attic
Richard Thompson - Electric
Ron Sexsmith - Forever Endeavor
Roxy Music - Complete Studio Recordings Box
Summer Hours - Closer Still
Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing Live (25th Anniv.) (UK)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Downs - We The Common
The Courteeners - ANNA (U.K.)
The Shilohs - So Wild
The Spinto Band - Cool Cocoon
Thomas D'Arcy - What We Want
Tim McGraw - Two Lanes of Freedom
Tosca - Odeon
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
Vinnie Caruana - City By The Sea

 

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