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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 Weekly New Release Recap

Outside of Scrabble, we don't like the word plethora but what can you say about the plethora (!) of great new albums arriving this week? There's Patty Griffin's American Kid and Natalie Maines' Mother (which features a Griffin song) -- both making exceptional albums after an exceptionally long wait. DC faves Noah and the Whale aren't getting much of a roll-out here in the states but the band's new Heart of Nowhere is available digitally and we think you should also check out Toronto singer/songer Jim Guthrie's Takes Time. Also for your DC checklist Ann Pragg's Bitter Fruit (Ann's a HE, by the way), Nashville songstress Courtney Jaye's Love and Forgiveness, Ruth Moody (of The Wailin' Jennys) solo LP These Wilder Things, The Jay-Z produced soundtrack of The Great Gatsby (no hype there), Matt Hires' This World Won't Last Forever and Joshua Radin's "Wax Wings." And let's not forget She & Him, Pistol Annies, Deerhunter and James Cotton. Whew. Check out our fully listing along with links to a few DC features (and streams) below...

To say that Patty Griffin is exploring her roots on the exquisite new album American Kid (May 7, New West) is to tell only half the story. Recorded in Memphis with North Mississippi Allstars guitarist Luther Dickinson and drummer Cody Dickinson and co-produced by Griffin and Craig Ross, her dozen new songs -- her first album of original recordings since 2007 -- reflect the award-winning songwriter's most roots-driven project. Clearly she's been immersed in the acoustic traditions of Americana recently on her work with husband Robert Plant (who joins her on three songs here) and her new material could easily segue from Plant's Raising Sand (with Alison Krauss) or Band of Joy...more DC

Natalie Maines, best known as the vocal centerpiece of the Dixie Chicks, makes her long-awaited musical return with Mother (May 7, Columbia), her decidedly non-country solo debut produced by Ben Harper. The rootsy, no-twang album is Maines' first full-length studio recording project since the last Chicks album in '06 and is a daring, dramatic change from her country and new-acoustic past. But this is, after all, the woman who once remarked, "Growing up, when people asked, 'What kind of music do you listen to?,' I'd say, 'Anything but country'. A collection of mostly covers (Eddie Vedder, Jayhawks, Patty Griffin, Jeff Buckley), Mother's goose-bump enducing title track is not only a Pink Floyd classic it also speaks to Maines' decision to forego her music career to raise her two sons...more DC

The twee bow ties and art-school smarty-pants folk/pop seem so, oh, five years ago for Charlie Fink and his Brit band Noah and the Whale. The subtle drift toward a new, more dynamic and band-based sound has been in the works over the course of the band's last couple of albums, bringing a more vibrant, beat-laden mix to much of 2011's Last Night on Earth. The new Heart of Nowhere, due May 6 in the U.K., ratchets up what they call a "tighter, sparser and more muscular sound" thanks to the honing of a more powerful live show (not surprisingly, Heart was recorded live in the studio with minimal overdubs) and some fat bass and drum dynamics via an ear-grabbing mix by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire)...more DC

"We wanted to maintain a level of rawness and warmth with these songs," says Matt Radick -- aka Ann Pragg -- a singer and songwriter who also just happens to be a member of the Florida indie band Holopaw. Over the past few years Radick has recorded his own songs pretty much on the sly, laying down tracks on a four-track cassette recorder and, he says, "never too concerned about their destination, just happy to share them with friends." Those songs, described by his label Wonderland Archives as "lo fi, homemade recordings of carefully crafted, quietly crushing songs", finally see light of day as Bitter Fruit (May 7). Straddling meditative folk melodies and the reverbed chiming guitar chords, songs such as "Januarium" pull back the curtain on Radick's low-keyed bedroom songcraft...more DC

It's been ten years since the release of his Juno-nominated album Now, More Than Ever, but Toronto based singer and songwriter -- and composer, it turns out -- Jim Guthrie has been busy. Creating film soundtracks and music for video games. Working his old Islands bandmate Nick Thorburn in the folk/pop duo Human Highway in 2008. But the aptly titled Takes Time (May 7), in the works on and off since 2007, brings Guthrie's own solo songwriting back into the spotlight with ten tracks of folk, pop and rock (including a cover of John Loudermilk's "Turn Me On") that sound both understated and ambitious -- shall we call it grandly unpretentious?

More May 6 New Releases:

Abbe May - Kiss My Apocalypse
AM & Shawn Lee - La Musique Numerique
Ann Pragg - Bitter Fruit
Bonnie Tyler - Rocks & Honey
Bracher Brown - Broken Glass & Railroad Tracks
Casey Driessen - 3D
Cassie Taylor - Out of My Mind
Chely Wright - Lifted Off the Ground
Cherri Fosphate - Burning Youth (5/11)
Cody Beebe & The Crooks - Out Here
Courtney Jaye - Love and Forgiveness
Deerhunter - Monomania
Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
Fitz & The Tantrums - More Than Just A Dream
Grandchildren - Golden Age
James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man
Jim Guthrie - Takes Time
Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum
Joshua Radin - Wax Wings
Lady Antebellum - Golden
Little Boots - Nocturnes
Mal Blum - Tempest in a Teacup
Matt Hires - This World Won't Last Forever...
Mikal Cronin - MCII
Mother Falcon - You Knew
Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) - Mother
Noah & the Whale - Heart of Nowhere
Patty Griffin - American Kid
Pete Roe - Our Beloved Bubble (UK)
Primal Scream - More Light (UK)
Pistol Annies - Annie Up
Public Service Broadcasting - Inform - Educate - Entertain (UK)
Rod Stewart - Time
Ruth Moody - These Wilder Things
Shannon Wright - In Film Sound
She & Him - Volume 3
Still Corners - Strange Pleasures
Tess Henley - High Heels & Sneakers
Thea Gilmore - Regardless (UK)
The Great Gatsby - Soundtrack
The Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages
Three Blind Wolves - Sing Halelujah for the Old Machine (UK)
Van Dyke Parks - Songs Cycled
Valerie June - Pushin' Against A Stone
Various - The Music of Nashville: Season 1, #2
We Are The Wilderness - Descending From Paramount Yuna - Sixth Street EP

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