NEW RELEASES for the week of April 21,2015:

Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

the highly anticipated sophomore studio album. Alabama Shakes’ Sound & Color is the follow-up to the band’s Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girls, which earned the group three Grammy nominations, including a nod for Best New Artist. Sound & Color demonstrates the tremendous strides made by a group of musicians who had only been playing together for a few months when they recorded their first album. From the searing single “Don’t Wanna Fight” to the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini,” Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new direction.

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers: Loved Wild Lost

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers: Loved Wild Lost

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers: Loved Wild Lost

New album from San Francisco Americana mainstays Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, featuring Nicki Bluhm and her husband, Tim Bluhm (of the Mother Hips). Loved Wild Lost is the follow-up to Nicki and the band’s self-titled album released in 2013. Includes the first single “Waiting on Love”.

Built to Spill: Untethered Moon

Built to Spill: Untethered Moon

 Built to Spill: Untethered Moon

Untethered Moon is the first BTS album recorded with new band members Steve Gere (drums) and Jason Albertini (bass), who join vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch with guitarists Brett Netson and Jim Roth. Untethered Moon was produced by Martsch and Sam Coomes

Drake: If You're Reading This...

Drake: If You’re Reading This…

 Drake: If You’re Reading This...

the fourth mixtape by Canadian recording artist Drake. It is considered his fourth studio album, even though Drake himself considers the project a mixtape, as it was released commercially through his record label. The mixtape debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 with three-day sales of 495, 000 copies and 40, 000 online streaming credits, and topped his native Canadian Albums Chart, after moving 37, 000 units upon the conclusion of the tracking week.

Bodeans: I Can't Stop

Bodeans: I Can’t Stop

 Bodeans: I Can’t Stop

Beloved rock band the BoDeans are back with I Can’t Stop, a high-energy, American roots album that carries on what Kurt Neumann and a group of blue-collar kids began three decade ago in the Wisconsin heartland. Mastered by Ted Jensen and co-produced by Neumann and Sam Hawksley, I Can’t Stop was recorded during tour breaks in Nashville, Los Angeles and Kurt’s home in Austin. The music spans dark, distorted blues (‘Slave’), soul (‘Love Somebody,’ ‘I Can’t Stop’), and the BoDeans’ signature anthemic pop (‘Oh Mama,’ ‘October’).

TMBG: Glean

TMBG: Glean

 TMBG: Glean

2015 is already a landmark year in two-time Grammy winners They Might Be Giants’ illustrious career. With the return of their Dial-A-Song service, the band is posting a new track each week to unanimous exclamations of joy from fans old and new. With a toll-free at (844) 387-6962 and a sweet new web site at web site at www. dialasong. com, most of the tracks arrive with fully produced animations. A video contest for the lead single ‘Erase’ judged by Black Francis of the Pixies is sure to elicit a spectacular original clip. In celebration, the band is releasing Glean. It includes 17 songs direct from these first weeks of their Dial A Song service. The range of these recordings is truly staggering. From the manic violin-driven ‘Music, Jail, Pt. 1 & 2’ to the bluesy grinding of ‘Underwater Woman,’ Glean compromises some of They Might Be Giants’ most vital work of their 30+ year career.
Cyrus Chesnut: A Million Miles...

Cyrus Chesnut: A Million Miles…

Cyrus Chesnut: A Million Miles…

A certain naturalism and hard-earned grace run through the compositions and playing of Cyrus Chestnut, the Baltimore-bred modern-mainstream player best known for his work as a resourceful solo pianist and dynamic ensemble leader. Those qualities shine through again on A MILLION COLORS IN YOUR MIND, his first recording as a leader on the HighNote label. Gospel-blues shades color several pieces and Chestnut slides easily from lush Art Tatum-like voicings to austere single note statements, from Powell-like flurries of scales to two-handed forays into Jaki Byard territories. With bassist David Williams, whose tenure with the late Cedar Walton makes him the perfect choice for a piano trio, and drummer Victor Lewis, Cryus delivers ten great tunes and puts his own unique spin on all of them. HighNote Records is extremely proud to welcome Cyrus Chestnut to its exclusive roster of artists

THE NEW RELEASE HOUR ON KRCB: HOT OFF THE PRESSES!
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We don’t just sell records at the Last Record Store—we also talk about them, obsessively, all day long.
That discussion moves into radio land: Tuesday mornings at 11am (repeated Wednesdays at 7pm) when KRCB-FM pairs the Last Record Store’s (and Mid-Day KRCB program host) Doug Jayne with longtime Morning DJ Brian Griffith for The New Release Hour. A full hour of commercial-free new releases each week, played and evaluated by two pros who know the music best!
KRCB is at 90.9 and 91.1-FM, or online at krcb.org. Tune in!

TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!
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Your second chance to listen in on the discussion comes with Needle Droppings, a weekly new-release segment with our very own Doug Jayne and a rotating panel of music junkies, usually including Michelle Marques of KSRO and KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording and more!
Needle Droppings airs Fridays as part of The Drive With Steve Jaxon at 4:20pm on KSRO, at 1350-AM, 103.5-FM, and online at ksro.com. Tune in!

My life, your life
Don’t cross them lines
What you like, what I like
Why can’t we both be right?
Attacking, defending
Until there’s nothing left worth winning
Your pride and my pride
Don’t waste my time
I don’t wanna fight no more
No, No, No !
~Alabama Shakes

See you on the Avenue!
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