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Emma Ruth Rundle - Some Heavy Ocean (5/20)
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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
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
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)

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.)
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 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) 
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Monday
Oct072013

Listen: Paul McCartney - "Queenie Eye"

It's Macca. From the forthcoming October 15 album New. It's "Queenie Eye." 'Nuff said.

Paul McCartney - "Queenie Eye" (from the album New)

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Reader Comments (27)

Well this is f**king annoying - where's the bloody song?

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnnoyed

Good psicodelic song Paul!!

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

Amazing!! Macca on your best way even at 71

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNatan Henrique Pimenta

Here's to Nancy for bringing Paul love. A beautiful woman indeed. Paul sounds energized. Love it!

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTony Nicolosi

Brilliant. Kind of indie feeling. This is a whole new direction for Paul while still keeping with his signature sound. That bridge is awesome!

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Thompson

Brilliant. Kind of indie feeling. This is a whole new direction for Paul while still keeping with his signature sound. That bridge is awesome!

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Thompson

Well McCartney, you have really done it this time, you need a manager who isn't afraid to tell you what you are writing is shit. Because in 2013, it is. All 4 NEW songs have been terrible. Yes these people crowded by love will try and deny it, but its true. This album is by far your worse Paul. Give as back the sounds we all love from you

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

"your worse Paul"?? Nice writing, Peter.

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteryo

I have only heard two tunes from the new album so far . New and Queenie Eye. FANTASTIC! TERRIFIC! STUPENDOUS I could go on ......

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRic Ellingson

Paul must've really died in 1967, because this is not the same guy who wrote all those great Beatles songs, not even close. I just don't understand this praise for Paul's music lately. I think the last hint we had at old Paul was a handful of tracks on the "Flaming Pie" album. Since then he's been lucky to write anything remotely interesting. The best thing he's done since was the song he did with Dave Grohl. While not groundbreaking musically at least it brought back some edge and balls and was genuine. I feel like this is just Paul once again trying to cater to someone else and not being himself. At least with the Beatles he had other players and writers who were great and pushed him to be great. Now I just keep getting the feeling he is searching for someone who will challenge him but then if they push too hard to get him to change he doesn't like that and things don't go so well. See Nigel Godrich. Nigel pushed Paul and in the end they didn't get on too well because Paul didn't want to hear it. Paul needs a John. Elvis Costello was close. Dave Grohl brought out a bit of the old Paul as well. He just needs people t o push him and tell him when something isn't working and not have people who back down when Paul pushes. Of course this is all just my opinion. I guess if you like this new material then great but seriously, play one of these songs next to a Beatles classic and see how it holds up. I'm sure Paul still has the magic in him he just needs to be pushed in order for him to find it.

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Let's line up every top songwriter from 1967 (those even still alive!) and play their recent work back-to-back and see which if the 70-year olds sounds the most modern...I'll take Macca and you can have the rest

The bottom line is that the Paul of Penny Lane and Fool On the Hill ain't never coming back! Feel free to not listen...It's Ok...

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterindycoman

Well I never once said his new music didn't sound modern. He's nailed that no problem, but sounding modern doesn't equate to having a good song. There's a mammoth amount of music out there that sounds edgy and modern, yet strip all the production away and you've got a crap song. I think if you were to do the same with most of Paul's recent work you would find you have a rather mundane and uninteresting song. Don't get me wrong, I want to like Paul's new album and have wanted that with every album he's put out in the past 20 years. I loved his 70's material and even some of his 80's and 90's stuff but the man just can't write a solid song to hold my interest these days. Let me ask all of you who are loving these new songs and have loved everything Paul has put out there lately, what if Paul was not a Beatle? What if the beatles never existed and you heard any one of these songs on the radio would you like them as much?

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Here's the thing...I fully get that Paul's recent music is not popular so the general public apparently doesn't like it either....But there is a segment of fans that specifically WANT to hear variations of the musical hooks that attracted us to his music in the first place...that small group of us like what we hear because its exactly what we want out of his new music. It doesn't need to be liked by others.

We are Ok with this 71-year old whose better days are behind him. We don't need to compare the new music to anything as long as those hooks are still sprinkled enough throughout the new music. For many of us, this new material serves that need better than much of what he has done in a long time. A bass line, a guitar riff, a soaring chorus, an uplifting/quirky lyric...A shrinking group of us love it all!

October 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterindycoman

With all due respect, I am not basing his music so much on now vs. then, my point was just that the song isn't strong. The vocal melody isn't solid. Forget he is a Beatle, forget he is Paul McCartney. This is just a mediocre song at best as far as catchy hook-laden songs go. If I heard a good catchy vocal hook in this I would like it but I don't. My biggest issue is the vocal melody. It's just not interesting. I will say that "New", the song, is far better than this one is. That one I actually liked. It has a good vocal melody and it's better for it.

If Paul put out something that sounded nothing like his past and he went a more Arcade Fire or Radiohead route or any more current, experimental sounding band, as long as the song was a great one I would be on board. This song is not a great song, IMO.

I just want to see/hear Paul get his imagination going a bit more and stop trying to play it safe. Talk about something modern, I'd love to hear Paul get a bit more experimental on his albums these days and take more chances and risks. You must remember I am a huge fan but want to see him step out of his recent comfort zone musically speaking. I'm still holding out hope for the rest of the album. We'll see.

October 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark

I think he just does what turns him on, and puts the music out .And that's how it should be. And this song feels free to me, it's strong. Will feel great with the Abbey Rd video rolling with it.

October 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstu

It's weird, I was a bit hesitant going in but it had grown on me by the time it had finished. That seems to be true for a lot of McCartney's recent stuff - A bit meh at the start by by the end, bopping along to it. Except for Save Us, actually. I liked that one from the get-go.

October 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterW.D. Stevens

Well , I got to say it ... love it , not because he is PM , it is a great song , well produced with those little thing at the bridge , sounds there and everywhere , could be the last Macca effort , I've listenning several songs and Im please.

Talking about the vocals ... mmmm come on the guy can sing as equal as Venus and Mars and still do it right , if the producers clean the voice , well ... let the over productions to Britney ...

October 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBalo

As inspired at 71 as he was at 21. As relevant, fresh, and punchy as ever. If you can't see how great Paul McCartney is... that is NOT Paul McCartney's fault. If Paul is Pop, Pop is God, and God is Paul! Peace...

October 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarefoot Justine

Seriously? This song is excellent. This guy is always going in new directions, and from what I"ve heard so far, this album sounds brilliant. The guy's a bloody genius. He's writing songs because he wants too, and he owes nothing to anyone. If you don't like it - don't buy it. But don't rain on my parade. I love it and that's all that matters to me. Sick of people dumping on this guy. The guy's 71 and he's put out SO MUCH INCREDIBLE MUSIC in his lifetime. This album blows anything that's currently on the market. When a 71 year old is blowing away all these teenie boppers - that alone says it all. He's by far the greatest songwriter of this century and YES this stuff holds up. So, I say this with love and respect. Bugger off. If you don't like, don't listen to it.

October 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

I've heard six songs from the album so far, this is McCartney's best work since flaming pie its true to say that Memory almost full didn't have many classic tracks. New is different i have been impressed by the diversity of the songs that's on the album and i feel there all strong songs Queenie eye is really refreshing song and can compare to today's music its quick witted and great for the dance floor. Early days is a fragile song Macca looking to his past with John Lennon, Everybody out there could have come from Band on the Run, Save us is a great driving rock song, New is bright and has a great melody. I think that Mark will be pleasantly surprised when he hears the full album. The different producers really works, and i'm really impressed with Giles Martin.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGerry

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