New Releases include:
Norah Jones: Pick Me Up Off The Floor
Norah Jones’ seventh solo studio album Pick Me Up Off The Floor features collaborators from Brian Blade to Jeff Tweedy, and grew out of her acclaimed singles series of the past two years as the songs she hadn’t yet released unexpectedly congealed into an album of tremendous depth and beauty connected by the sly groove of her piano trios, lyrics that confront loss and portend hope, and a mood that leans into darkness before ultimately finding the light.
Built to Spill plays the songs of Daniel Johnston
In 2017 Built to Spill was invited to play a few shows as Daniel Johnston’s back-up band This is what those rehearsals sounded like. 11 tracks of Johnston’s fractured pop presented through the eyes of Built to Spill.
Joe Louis Walker : Blues Comin’ On
Soulful blues phenom, and Blues Hall Of Fame inductee, Joe Louis Walker is joined by a host of talented friends and peers on this superb studio album. Features guest performances by fellow blues icons Keb’ Mo’, Eric Gales, and Albert Lee plus Detroit soul singer Mitch Ryder, harmonica virtuoso Lee Oskar, Hot Tuna’s Jorma Kaukonen, punk rock vocalist Charlie Harper, legendary session player Waddy Wachtel, and many others. This album explodes with the passionate playing and souful melodies that have made Walker a favorite among true blues aficionados including The Rolling Stones! Joe does a great cover of “7 and 7 Is” by Arthur Lee and Love…
Chicano Batman: Invisible People
The LA-based quartet made up of Eduardo Arenas, Carlos Arevalo, Bardo Martinez and Gabriel Villa, follow-up the critically acclaimed breakthrough Freedom Is Free with their most sonically varied and cohesive album to date. Mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett (Beck, Alabama Shakes) the 12-song set accentuates the group’s high-spirited synthesis of Tropicalia, west coast psychedelia and late-’60s/early-’70s soul.
Lady Gaga: Chromatica
Chromatica is the highly anticipated 6th studio album by Lady Gaga. Featuring the single “Stupid Love”.
Indigo Girls: Look Long
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are Indigo Girls. Together they write, arrange, record and perform music which and have become a vital part of the lives of their worldwide devoted fanbase. Their first new studio album in five years, Look Long is a testament to their storied 40-year career. Produced by John Reynolds at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio in England. Features 11 brand new tracks, all written by the pair.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard : Chunky Shrapnel
a new music documentary film and accompanying live album. The album features 13 live performances hand-picked from the band’s 2019 tour; includes new musical scores written by Stu Mackenzie that add a magical touch of an alien melancholy throughout the record. Chunky Shrapnel is an experience geared towards not only recreating the energy of a concert but also something tailored and unique to the band.
Steve Earle and the Dukes
Ghosts of West Virginia centers on the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion that killed twenty-nine men in that state in 2010, making it one of the worst mining disasters in American history. When asked about what drove him to craft his deeply evocative album, Steve Earle says, ‘I thought that, given the way things are now, it was maybe my responsibility to make a record that spoke to and for people who didn’t vote the way that I did,’ he says. ‘One of the dangers that we’re in is if people like me keep thinking that everybody who voted for Trump is a racist or an a*hole, then we’re f*cked, because it’s simply not true. So, this is one move toward something that might take a generation to change. I wanted to do something where that dialogue could begin.’ In ten deftly drawn, roughly eloquent, powerfully conveyed sonic portraits, Earle and his long-time band the Dukes explore the historical role of coal in rural communities. More than merely a question of jobs and income, mining has provided a sense of unity and meaning, patriotic pride and purpose ‘I said I wanted to speak to people that didn’t necessarily vote the way that I did,’ he says, ‘but that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything in common. We need to learn how to communicate with each other. My involvement in this project is my little contribution to that effort. And the way to do that ‘ and to do it impeccably ‘ is simply to honor those guys who died at Upper Big Branch.’
Jimmy Buffett: Life On The Flipside
the first studio album from Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers in seven years! Jimmy performed some of the songs earlier in the year, surprising fans with a special show in Key West, where the album was recorded!
Neil Young Homegrown Due June 19
Bob Dylan : Rough and Rowdy Ways Due June 19
Dion Blues with Friends Coming soon