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Latest Additions:

Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear (June TBA)
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

June TBA

Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear

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
Jan222013

DC January 22 New Release Recap

OK -- now we're talkin'. After a few weeks of slim release schedules, this week marks a solid increase in new titles -- and some pretty good ones, to boot. Big Harp's Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin-Senseney return with a much grittier sophomore album Chain Letters, Americana singer and fiddler Carrie Rodriguez pretty much cuts to the proverbial chase with her self-penned Give Me All You Got and fine new songwriter Max Gomez revives some mellow alt-country and SW folk on his excellent debut Rule The World. We've also got new stuff from Boston soul-rocker Christian McNeill and Sea Monsters, New York shoe-gazing indie rockers Ex Cops and DC fave Jesca Hoop reworks her debut album with Complete Kismet Acoustic. Also out this week: Ra Ra Riot, Jose James, A Brief View of the Hudson, Aaron Neville's doo-wop album, Camper van Beethoven, Petra Haden, The Joy Formidable and The Lone Bellow. See the complete DC listing and read and link to our features (with streams) below...

For the follow up to their 2010 White Hat, Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin-Senseney, the husband and wife duo known as Big Harp, had two choices: pursue the rough and rural acoustic edges of their studio debut or delve further into the more raw, electric charge that accompanied their live shows. Chain Letters, the pair's new album on Saddle Creek, clearly indicates they went with Option B. "We were sitting around in a bedroom playing really loud with no drums, just kind of trusting that it was going to make sense once we put it all together" says Chris. "Hopefully we landed closer to mid-'70's Iggy Pop than Leonard Cohen this time"...more DC

"I’m laying out some extreme emotional highs and lows, which feels good," observes Carrie Rodriguez on her fifth solo album Give Me All You Got, an album of personal and confessional songs that returns the Austin, TX singer and fiddler to the task of songwriting after 2010's covers album Love and Circumstance. She adds, “I feel less afraid to write about what’s really happening, both to me and to people around me." Mashing up country, pop, folk and Americana influences, Rodriguez adds a sharply honed edge bordering on roadhouse rock on lead track "I Cry For Love", the result, perhaps, of her recording her new songs live in the studio with her touring band and noted producer Lee Townsend (Bill Frisell, Kelly Jo Phelps) at the helm...more DC

Derry, Northern Ireland native Christian McNeill has made his home in the Boston area for more than 10 years and since 2007 he’s been leading the musical collective that’s come to be known as Sea Monsters. What started out as an “anything goes” acoustic forum at Boston’s Precinct nightclub has become one of the area’s hottest acts;  McNeill was named Best Male Vocalist at the 2011 Boston Music Awards (and has been nominated again this year) and “Zero,” the advance single off the band’s upcoming January 22 debut album Everything’s Up For Grabs,  was named the “Coolest Song In The World” on Little Steven’s (as in E Street Band) SiriusXM channel. On the rollicking, horn-filled “If You Need Some (Come And Get Some),” McNeill channels Van Morrison and The Commitments by way of Boston's South End (with a little Asbury Park for good measure)...more DC

Jesca Hoop's 2007 album Kismet stands tall as one of the more eccentric and adventurous debut albums of the decade, an extraordinarily inventive and artful musical statement that, sadly, was never quite understood or subsequently supported by her major label executives at the time. The L.A.-based songwriter's compositions are, as we've noted, "miniature vocal sonicscapes of startling originality, building songs that flit and dart, build and then break down again all against a backdrop of stark guitar runs, boldly progressive time measures and a tiny grab bag of head-turning production surprises." Following the release of Kismet, Hoop rendered five of the LP's songs into an acoustic EP and now she's expanded that project with six more stripped renditions (and two bonus tracks) for a fan-funded January release as The Complete Kismet Acoustic...more DC

Hazy three-chord power/pop with a dense shoe-gaze shine is the blissful forte of Ex Cops, a Brooklyn band formed last year by Brian Harding (ex-Hymns) and Amalie Bruun (ex-Minks). Expanded to a five-piece, Ex Cops move from the stripped bedroom tunes of their earliest offerings to their forthcoming full length True Hallucinations (Fat Possum), what their press bio calls a "mind-altering pop pill that maintains the intimate mood of the original group’s sound, but now presented in widescreen Technicolor." John Siket (Blonde Redhead, Yo La Tengo) twiddled the production knobs on the new project, taking the band's lush, radio-friendly melodies and wrapping them tightly in scuffed black leatherette...more DC

“I’m influenced by the old stuff,” says New Mexico singer/songwriter Max Gomez. “To me, that’s the best music.” Though only 25, Gomez has been performing for a decade around his hometown of Taos, drawing on his early influences of traditional blues and alt-country legends like Townes Van Zant, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Recently signed to Americana specialists New West records, Gomez has been completing tracks for his debut album Rule The World via New West. “I try to be more of a disguised lyricist,” says Gomez of his writing process...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

Aaron Neville - My True Story (Doo-Wop Covers)
A Brief View of the Hudson - Querencia
Alison May - Earnest Keep
Arbouretum - Coming Out of the Fog
Bus Stop Poets - Repair the Monster
Camper van Beethoven - La Costa Perdida
Christine Owman - Little Beast (UK)
Clubfeet - Heirs and Graces
Daniel Romano - Come Cry With Me
Darius Rucker - True Believers
Esben & The Witch - Wash the Sins...
Fidlar - S/T
Foxygen - We Are 21st Century Ambassadors...
Gold Fields - Black Sun
Henry Wagons - "Expecting Company?"
He's My Brother, She's My Sister - Nobody Dance In This Town
I Am Kloot - Let It All In (UK)
Jimbo Mathus - White Buffalo
Jose James - No Beginning No End
Julia Stone - Justine EP
Kail Baxley - The Double EP
Nightlands - Oak Island
Overmountain Men - The Next Best Thing
Petra Haden - Petra Goes to the Movies
Pillow Fight (Emily Wells/Dan The Automator) - S/T
Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love
Speck Mountain - Badwater
The Blue Nile - Walk Across The Rooftops/Hats (Expanded Reissues)(US)
The Joy Formidable - Wolf's Law
The Lone Bellow (Zach Williams) - S/T
The Shadowboxers - Red Room
Torres - S/T
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Wild Child
Widowspeak - Almanac

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