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Latest Additions:

Marc Broussard - A Life Worth Living (7/29)
Benjamin Booker - S/T (8/19)
Luluc - Passerby (7/15)
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)  

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


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

June TBA

Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear

July 1

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

July 15

Big Wreck - Ghosts (6/10 CAN)
Fink - Hard Believer
Jay Brannan - Always, Then, and Now
Little Daylight - Hello Memory 
Luluc - Passerby
Puss N Boots (Norah Jones) - No Fools, No Fun
Slow Club - Complete Surrender
Stu Larsen - Vagabond
Woman's Hour - Conversations


Allen Stone - TBA (Summer)
Annie Stela - Whiplash Blues (TBA)
As Animals - S/T
Bebel Gilberto - Tudo! (7/29)
Ben Ottewell (Gomez) - Rattlebag (TBA)
Benjamin Booker - S/T (8/19)
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)
Jonah Tolchin - Clover Road (Summer TBA)
Kite Club - Fresh Air for Humans (TBA)
Kris Delmhorst - Blood Test (Spring TBA)
Marc Broussard - A Life Worth Living (7/29)
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)
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)
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)  

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DC March 5 New Release Recap

If you can't find something in this week's list of new releases to tickle your fancy, all we can say is you haven't really taken a good look. For starters, we've got the latest from jazz/folk chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux and her tribute (in a way) to Ray Charles' "country" songbook, the fine major label debut from orchestral/Americana outfit The Last Bison and two fine new albums from Nashville singer/songwriters Ashley Monroe and Caitlin Rose -- each is well worth your time. We've also got the exquisite Lines We Trace from Seattle art-poppers Hey Marseilles along with the surprisingly clear-eyed look a divorce and its aftermath from someone who just happened to go through the endeavor: Josh Ritter. And lastly we present the wonderful sophomore album from the slightly left-of-center N.Y. songwriter and instrumentalist Christina Courtin and the new project from Carolina songstress Shannon Whitworth. Also out this week: Boz Scaggs' collection of Memphis-influenced covers, Trent Reznor's How to Destroy Angels, the Jimi Hendrix archives dig People, Hell and Angels, Olof Arnalds' Sudden Elevation and new music from Stereophonics, Son Volt, Poco, The Howling Brothers and Canada's Wildlife. Take a look at our features below with links to listen to music as well as the full DC list of releases below...

When Jack White wanted a backup singer for The Raconteurs, he called on Ashley Monroe. When Pat Monahan and Train needed a Nashville voice to duet on their latest single "Bruises" they called on Ashley Monroe. An in-demand songwriter blessed with a classic country voice, the 26-year-old singer has been slowly, quietly making a name for herself with her own recordings, a side project with fellow songwriter (and Ten Out Of Tenn alum) Trent Dabbs and a more recent collaboration with friends Miranda Lambert and Angeleena Presley in the Pistol Annies. Now Monroe steps front and center with a new album Like A Rose arriving this week via Warner Nashville...more DC

Acclaimed pop, folk and jazz songstress Madeleine Peyroux interprets classics from the Ray Charles "country" songbook as well as reimagining a few of her own favorite covers on The Blue Room, her sixth studio album arriving March 19 via Decca. Produced by Peyroux studio veteran Larry Klein with lush string arrangements by Vince Mendoza, The Blue Room resurrects tracks from Charles' groundbreaking 1962 album The Modern Sounds of Country and Western Music, a 50-year-old creative hybrid of country and orchestrated jazz that stands as one of the most influential, original and successful cross-genre albums of all time...more DC

If you tried to imagine what mountain music might sound like played by a folk orchestra of fiddles, banjos, mandolins and cellos you might come up with something akin to the music of Virginia's The Last Bison. With hirsute frontman and songwriter Ben Hardesty forging the way, the Chesapeake septet is less sturm and drang and more strum and twang as they take the front porch folk into new realms of sophisticated and intricate string arrangements. "At once epic and intimate", raves The L.A. Weekly, "great outdoorsy and fireside cozy"...more DC

“I have a tendency to work small so this album is like my first attempt at a high kick,”  says Nashville-based singer/songwriter Caitlin Rose of The Stand-In (March 5, ATO), her second album and, as her comment would suggest, the 25-year-old's first shot at a large-scale studio production. Rose's 2010 debut Own Side Now certainly had its own admirers (including us) garnering an annual Top 10 listing from that little indie rag Time Magazine and Q gushing "major star alert". But it only takes a few seconds when the band kicks in on the sterling "I Was Cruel" to realize that this Stand-In is both a complete original and a massive step forward...more DC

The sweeping orchestral pop of Seattle's Hey Marseilles finds an even larger, more colorful canvas with Lines We Trace (March 5, ONTO/Thirty Tigers), a grand, often theatrical melding of folk, chamber pop and artful modern cabaret leanings. “With our first record, we were inspired by traditional folk instrumentation and arrangements, but at our core we were trying to make solid pop songs,” explains frontman Matt Bishop. “We see this album as a continuation of that goal, but we hope the arrangements reflect our maturation as musicians and songwriters"...more DC

Destined to forever be referred to as Josh Ritter's "divorce" album, The Beast In It's Tracks (March 5) finds a way to emotionally deconstruct the songwriter's split with fellow New York tunesmith Dawn Landes while discovering the personal catharsis that comes from surviving such a gut-wrenching shit storm. More often than not, Ritter's heartbreak is rendered with the cool and distant eye of forensic pathologist telling tales of the dissolution as one might describe the features of a lifeless body in an autopsy. But despite the wistful, woeful contemplation, Beast is surprisingly light on its feet and, in the end, optimistic...more DC

New York singer/songwriter Christina Courtin follows up her fine 2009 Nonesuch debut with Varsity (March 5, Hundred Pockets), a graduation of sorts from her accomplished and witty folk/pop bow to a more vividly colorful stylistic palette embracing, as she puts it, "more of the real Christina...attitude, edge, and ROCK." Producers Mick McCarthy (Spoon, Patty Griffin) and longtime musical mate Ryan Scott offer Courtin able assistance as she explores everything from the head-bobbing, chiming guitar-riffed "I Am And You Are" and punky-spunked title track to the witty, theatrical rush of "Landslide Dive" and orchestrated dirge "Join Us Jackson"...more DC

Shannon Whitworth - High Tide (March 5) - North Carolina songstress teams with Band of Horses bassist Bill Reynolds and producer Seth Kauffman for her third album since her 2007..."Americana, a la Mark Knopfler meets Norah Jones and the ghost of Julie London" says her bio and Whitworth's sultry alto combined with some atmospheric alt-country backing makes those words ring true...While her earlier works -- her 2007 debut No Expectations and '09's critically-praised Water Bound -- favored a more rustic, back porch style heavy on banjo, mandolin and acoustic guitar, High Tide adds a new dimension with a more dynamic rhythmic foundation and subtle but significant use of her Gibson SG electric...more DC

More March 5 DC Releases:

Alan Bonner - Balladeer (UK)
Beady Belle - Cricklewood Broadway (3/1 EUR)
Birds of Tokyo - March Fires (3/1 AUS)
Bloody Amateur (Andy Comer) - S/T
Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck - Eden
Boz Scaggs - Memphis
Brooke Waggoner - Originator
Chelsea Light Moving (w/ Thurston Moore) - S/T
Fiction - The Big Other
Great Peacock - S/T
Helado Negro - Invisible Life
Highasakite - In & Out of Weeks
Hollis Brown - Ride On the Train
How To Destroy Angels (Trent Reznor) - Welcome to Oblivion
Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell and Angels
Joe Banfi - Nomad (EP) (UK)
John Amadon - The Bursting Sheaf
John Patrick Walker - The Guilty Party
Kate Nash - Girl Talk
Ólöf Arnalds - Sudden Elevation
Poco - All Fired Up
Rhye - Woman
Robyn Hitchcock - Love From London
Son Volt - Honky Tonk
Stereophonics - Graffiti On This Train
Superhuman Happiness - Hands
Suuns - Du Futur
Terry Allen - Bottom of the World
The Cave Singers - Naomi
The Howling Brothers - Howl
They Might Be Giants - Nanobots
Tunde Baiyewu - Diamond In A Rock
UNA - The Laughing Man
Wildlife - ...on the Heart
Young Dreams - Between Places

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