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NEW Releases for the week of June 2, 2015


NEW RELEASES
for the week of June 2,2015:

Florence + the Machine: HB3

Florence + the Machine: HB3

Florence + the Machine: HB3
How Big How Blue How Beautiful Produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay) with contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and John Hill, the third album by Florence + the Machine is live-sounding, tune-rich, unhinged in all the right places and powerful in all the best ways. In voice and, ultimately, outlook Florence has never sounded better.


 

Willie Nelson + Merle Haggard: Django and Jimmie

Willie Nelson + Merle Haggard: Django and Jimmie

Willie Nelson + Merle Haggard: Django and Jimmie
Helmed by Nelson’s longtime producer, collaborator and friend Buddy Cannon, Django and Jimmie premieres 14 brand-new studio recordings including: “Django and Jimmie,” a dual tribute to jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers, country music’s mythic “Singing Brakeman”; the reflective and meditative “Live This Long”; “Missing Ol’ Johnny Cash,” an homage to country music’s original Man in Black featuring guest vocals from Bobby Bare; a sublime interpretation of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”; and the future outlaw country classic “Unfair Weather Friend,” written by rising songsmiths Marla Cannon-Goodman (Buddy Cannon’s daughter) and Ward Davis. A legendary country music producer and songwriter in his own right, Buddy helped pen five of the album’s tracks. Among the 14 essential recordings on Django and Jimmie, Nelson and Haggard each pay musical tribute to the other through heartfelt solo performances: Willie singing Merle’s “Somewhere Between” and Merle covering Willie’s “Family Bible.”.


 

Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands

Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands

Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands
2015 album by the Los Angeles-based outfit. All Your Favorite Bands, produced by David Rawlings, is Dawes’ fourth studio album. Dawes has been lumped into genres such as folk-rock and Americana yet they belong to no specific musical trend. Like The Byrds, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, Warren Zevon, Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash, the melting-pot that is California has informed their sound and created something that rises above any musical movement. Like Wilco, The Jayhawks and other like-minded bands, Dawes do not let labels define them. Dawes is composed of brothers Taylor (guitars and vocals) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums), along with Wylie Gelber (bass) and Tay Strathairn (keyboards).

Melody Gardot: Currency of Man

Melody Gardot: Currency of Man

Melody Gardot: Currency of Man
Highly anticipated 2015 release. Currency of Man is an intensely creative milestone, transcending musical distinctions of jazz, blues and R&B, to offer a stirring social and musical statement. On the album, Melody joins forces again with Grammy Award-winning producer Larry Klein. This striking musical partnership saw their last collaboration, 2009’s My One and Only Thrill, sell over 1.5 million copies, and produce songs that have become modern classics. Currency of Man marks a substantial leap forward indeed, as we see Gardot take her gift for songwriting in a completely different direction to her last record, the critically acclaimed release The Absence.


 

Jamie xx: In Colour

Jamie xx: In Colour

Jamie xx: In Colour
The eleven track LP includes previous releases ‘Girl’ and ‘Sleep Sound’ as well as forthcoming single ‘Loud Places, ‘ which features vocals from Romy Madley Croft. The release of In Colour comes on the back of an incredible six year creative period for Jamie xx, which has seen him alternate effortlessly between his role as founding member and producer of The xx, and creator of more electronic and club orientated music as Jamie xx. A string of acclaimed productions in recent years including debut solo single ‘Far Nearer, ‘ remixes for the likes of Adele, Radiohead and Florence & The Machine, production work for Drake and Alicia Keys plus We’re New Here – Jamie’s seminal reworking of Gil Scott-Heron’s final studio album – hinted at what was to come. With In Colour – a bold, celebratory, emotional record that features collaborations with The xx band mates Romy Madley Croft (‘Seesaw’ and ‘Loud Places’) and Oliver Sim (‘Stranger In A Room’), Young Thug and Popcaan (‘Good Times’) and Four Tet (‘Seesaw’) – Jamie delivers his definitive artistic statement.


Some BLASTS FROM THE PAST:

Indigo Girls !

Indigo Girls !

Simply Red !!

Simply Red !!

Barenaked Ladies !!!

Barenaked Ladies !!!

The Darkness !!!!

The Darkness !!!!

 

But Wait, There’s More:

Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon

Major Lazer

Major Lazer

 

Queen Latifah is Bessie !

Queen Latifah is Bessie !

Tom Russell

Tom Russell

Tommy: a Bluegrass Opry !!

Tommy: a Bluegrass Opry !!

Queen Latifah is Bessie !  

New Tom Russell and…… Tommy: a Bluegrass Opry !!


 

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New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

Tuesdays 11:00am / Repeat Wednesdays 7:00pm

Doug Jayne and Brian Griffith
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Brian Griffith and Doug Jayne highlight the week’s new musical releases and other fun music-related stuff.
We want to keep you up to date with new music coming through our studios, so every Tuesday morning at 11, Doug Jayne, from The Last Record Store and KRCB’s Mid-DayMusic and Our Roots Are Showing programs, sits down with morning host Brian Griffith to go over the most interesting and notable of new releases.
Listen at 11 am on Tuesdays or catch the repeat broadcast on Wednesdays at 7 pm


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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!


 

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WHAT: KRCB Concerts in the Garden at Chroma Gallery, a benefit for KRCB North Bay Public Media
WHO: Featuring Music by Jeffrey Halford & The Healers
WHEN: Saturday June 20, 4-6pm. Gates open at 3pm
WHERE: 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa in the South A Arts District – SOFA
Enjoy wonderful musical entertainment and help support KRCB: your local public radio and TV station.
Jeffrey Halford & the Healers will get things rockin’ with a LIVE performance in the garden yard at Chroma Gallery, next to Art Alley in Santa Rosa.
Check out Jeffrey’s Music: http://jeffreyhalford.com/
Purchase Lagunitas Beers and Rodney Strong Wines, along with delicious food from TBA Food Truck.
Mingle and meet KRCB staff, musicians, and enjoy the fine art at Chroma Gallery and all the other art studios and galleries in the SOFA Arts District. Chroma Gallery features local and international artists, exquisite pottery and jewelry.
Suggested donation $10 general, $5 kids and seniors.
A portion of the proceeds benefit KRCB FM Radio 91.
BRING A CHAIR.


 

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This train is bound for glory, this train.
This train is bound for glory, this train.
This train is bound for glory,
Don’t carry nothing but the righteous and the holy.
This train is bound for glory, this train.
~New Words and Music Adaptation by Woody Guthrie

See you on the Square!

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NEW Releases for the week of May 26, 2015 / Congratulations Dubs and Fans

Four More Wins and they are CHAMPS(champs!)
Go DUBS !
Go Dubs


NEW RELEASES
for the week of May 26,2015:

Eilen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town

Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell’s music, dating back to her self released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers, which includes that well-oiled band at it’s core. As hard as it is to categorize Jewell’s music – terms like alt-country, roots-rock, countrynoir, and Americana get used a lot – it’s even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter’s powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she’s singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well. Sundown Over Ghost Town’s twelve original songs reflect on recent changes in Jewell’s life including the birth of her first child and returning to her hometown of Boise, Idaho. The music has a western feel evoking wide open spaces with the generous use of pedal steel and organ.


 

Allen Stone : Radius

Allen Stone : Radius

Allen Stone : Radius

Allen Stone’s world has expanded dramatically since he issued his self-titled album in 2011. The then-unsigned artist begun appearing on shows like Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live, USA Today hailed him as a “pitch-perfect powerhouse” and The New York Times’ Jon Pareles likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers.


 

Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs of Karen Dalton

Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs of Karen Dalton

Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs of Karen Dalton

Karen Dalton (1937-1993) recorded two studio albums during her lifetime, neither of which contained any songs she wrote. By the good graces of legendary guitarist Peter Walker, who oversees Karen’s estate, we are gifted with these lost lyrics, now given voice by other great women of song. Featured artists include Sharon Van Etten, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Marissa Nadler, Isobel Campbell and others.


 

Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots: Boomtown

Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots: Boomtown

Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots: Boomtown

The first release under the pact from Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots, entitled Boom Town, is scheduled to be released in late May. The CD was recorded in Edgewater, Florida and produced by Stephen Dees, who wrote much of the material on the album and is also the WildRoots bassist. Dees is a highly respected session player whose credits include playing with Hall and Oates, Pat Travers, and Todd Rundgren. Said Victor, “We’ve always prided ourselves on excellent songwriting, musicianship and production, but on “Boom Town” we’ve also captured the energy and edge of our live shows. Although the concept of sin and salvation has been done before, this is our own personal statement, a story of Southern life, faith, redemption, and the challenges that we all face. The unique and edgy sound fits the purpose and storytelling to a T and lifts the whole record up to another level.


NEW JAZZ:

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard

Kenny Barron (coming to HJF!)

Kenny Barron (coming to HJF!)

Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman


And reissued on CD and Vinyl, Ryan Adams best since The Summer of 69: Heartbreaker:

Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker

Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker

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New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

Tuesdays 11:00am / Repeat Wednesdays 7:00pm

KRCB-FM New Release Hour

KRCB-FM New Release Hour

Brian Griffith and Doug Jayne highlight the week’s new musical releases and other fun music-related stuff.
We want to keep you up to date with new music coming through our studios, so every Tuesday morning at 11, Doug Jayne, from The Last Record Store and KRCB’s Mid-DayMusic and Our Roots Are Showing programs, sits down with morning host Brian Griffith to go over the most interesting and notable of new releases.
Listen at 11 am on Tuesdays or catch the repeat broadcast on Wednesdays at 7 pm

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Needle Droppings with Doug Jayne

Needle Droppings with Doug Jayne

TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!

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!

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WHAT: KRCB Concerts in the Garden at Chroma Gallery, a benefit for KRCB North Bay Public Media
WHO: Featuring Music by Jeffrey Halford & The Healers
WHEN: Saturday June 20, 4-6pm. Gates open at 3pm
WHERE: 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa in the South A Arts District – SOFA
Enjoy wonderful musical entertainment and help support KRCB: your local public radio and TV station.
Jeffrey Halford & the Healers will get things rockin’ with a LIVE performance in the garden yard at Chroma Gallery, next to Art Alley in Santa Rosa.
Check out Jeffrey’s Music: http://jeffreyhalford.com/
Purchase Lagunitas Beers and Rodney Strong Wines, along with delicious food from TBA Food Truck.
Mingle and meet KRCB staff, musicians, and enjoy the fine art at Chroma Gallery and all the other art studios and galleries in the SOFA Arts District. Chroma Gallery features local and international artists, exquisite pottery and jewelry.
Suggested donation $10 general, $5 kids and seniors.
A portion of the proceeds benefit KRCB FM Radio 91.
BRING A CHAIR.

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I can get better. I haven’t reached my ceiling yet on how well I can shoot the basketball..”
~Steph Curry

See you on the Avenue!

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NEW RELEASES for the week of May 19, 2015

Faith No More: Sol Invictus

Faith No More: Sol Invictus

Faith No More: Sol Invictus

The music of Faith No More has lived through five presidents, endless wars, economic booms and busts, global meltdown and revolutionary rebirths. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, the hardedged group’s hybridized sound has scored the soundtrack to a time of change, and now in the 21st century, the legendary band has evolved once more to return with a powerful new album, Sol Invictus, and a new focus.


 

Brandon Flowers: The Desired Effect

Brandon Flowers: The Desired Effect

Brandon Flowers: The Desired Effect

2015 solo album by The Killer’s frontman. Almost five years since the release of his critically acclaimed solo debut, Flamingo, Flowers’ solo return follows a time of continued huge success with his band The Killers, who released the global chart-topping album Battle Born in 2012, as well as the greatest hits collection Direct Hits in 2013, selling out the likes of Wembley Stadium and Madison Square Garden while continuing to headline major festivals around the world.


 

Jeff Beck: LIVE +

Jeff Beck: LIVE +

Jeff Beck: LIVE +

2015 live release spanning the legendary guitarist’s vast and varied career along with two new studio tracks. The 14 live performances on Jeff Beck Live+ were recorded at multiple venues in 2014 and feature Beck backed by his band: vocalist Jimmy Hall, bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Jonathan Joseph and guitarist Nicolas Meier. The quintet explored Beck’s vast catalog-which stretches across five decades-with performances of “Morning Dew” (from Truth, 1968), “Superstition” (from Beck, Bogert, Appice, 1973), “Big Block” (from Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop, 1989), as well as two Grammy-winning tracks: his cover of the Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” and “Hammerhead.” Live + concludes with two new studio tracks: “Tribal” and “My Tiled White Floor,” with guest vocals from Ruth Lorenzo and Veronica Bellino, respectively. These aggressive new songs mark Beck’s first studio recordings since 2010 and show a stark departure from the sound on his previous album as the guitarist continues to push the envelope of musical innovation, just as he has his entire career. These tracks are sure to whet the appetite of Beck fans as the guitarist prepares his 17th studio album.


 

Ceremony: The L-Shaped Man

Ceremony: The L-Shaped Man

Ceremony: The L-Shaped Man

Ceremony’s fifth studio album, The L-Shaped Man, uses singer Ross Farrar’s recent breakup as a platform to explore loneliness and emotional weariness, but it is by no means a purely sad album. Rather than look inward, Farrar uses his experience to write about what it means to go through something heavy and come out the other side a different person.


 

Sammy Hagar & The Circle: At Your Service

Sammy Hagar & The Circle: At Your Service

Sammy Hagar & The Circle: At Your Service

Sammy Hagar and The Circle announce their debut live double album “At Your Service” set for world-wide release on May 19th, 2015. Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, Vic Johnson’s debut album live from their critically acclaimed 2014 tour. The new 2015 tour kicks off on April 11, 2015 in Las Vegas and runs through September. “At Your Service” captures these 4 artists jamming on 19 legendary tracks that span more than 40 years of rock music history.


 

Murs: Have a Nice Life

Murs: Have a Nice Life

Murs: Have a Nice Life

2015 album from the rapper. Destined to be one of the most talked about albums of the year, with production by Mayday, Grammy-nominated producer Jesse Shatkin and tracks like “Okey Dog”, “No More Control”, “Mi Corazon” and “Black Girls Be Like”, Have A Nice Life is a stellar addition for longtime fans of Murs and a mind-blowing introduction to new fans, from an artist that takes Strange Music to an entirely different level.


 

Graham Parker & the Rumour: Mystery Glue

Graham Parker & the Rumour: Mystery Glue

Graham Parker & the Rumour: Mystery Glue

Graham Parker and the Rumour, one of the UK’s pioneering pre-punk bands, returns with the 2015 album, Mystery Glue. Written in Parker’s second home of New York and recorded in just six days in the legendary RAK studios in London, Mystery Glue is a real return to form for this seminal British songwriter and powerhouse band, which features its original lineup of Parker, Bob Andrews, Brinsley Schwarz, Martin Belmont, Andrew Bodnar and Stephen Goulding.


 

Paul Weller: Saturns Pattern

Paul Weller: Saturns Pattern

Paul Weller: Saturns Pattern

2015 release, the 12th solo album from the veteran British singer/songwriter and former leader of The Jam and The Style Council. The follow up to 2012’s No. 1 album Sonik Kicks, Paul continues to push the boundaries with another kaleidoscopic tour de force delivered with a verve and ambition to shame his contemporaries as he continues to adapt and evolve to stay one step ahead of the pack. Written and recorded at de facto HQ, Black Barn Studios in Surrey, Saturns Pattern was produced by Jan “Stan” Kybert and Paul himself. Musicians on the album feature some of the touring band faithful: Steve Cradock, Andy Crofts, Ben Gordelier and Steve Pilgrim plus an illustrious roll-call of guest musicians who include The Strypes’ Josh McClorey and Paul’s old mate from Woking Steve Brookes who was guitarist in the original line-up of The Jam. Paul also brought in members of his favorite new band Syd Arthur to add to the proceedings. Passion, progression, languid grooves and, as ever, spine-tingling rock ‘n’ roll – Paul Weller has, yet again, delivered another masterpiece.

 

NEW Releases for the week of May 12, 2015 / Radio News

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: The Traveling Kind

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: The Traveling Kind

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: The Traveling Kind

The Traveling Kind follows the longtime friends’ first duet album, 2013’s Old Yellow Moon, which won Best Americana Album at the 56th annual Grammy Awards as well as two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show, for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. Produced by Grammy Award winner Joe Henry (Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann), The Traveling Kind comprises 11 duet tracks, including six new songs written by Harris and Crowell with co-writing by Mary Carr, Cory Chisel, Will Jennings, and Larry Klein. Also featured are new renditions of previous Crowell cuts including “No Memories Hanging Around” as well as new interpretations of Lucinda Williams’ “I Just Wanted to See You So Bad” and Amy Allison’s “Her Hair Was Red.”


 

Leonard Cohen: Can't Forget

Leonard Cohen: Can’t Forget

Leonard Cohen: Can’t Forget

The ten songs on this hypnotic album are Cohen rarities recorded on his recent, celebrated Old Ideas World Tour. The songs on Can’t Forget have the immediacy, spontaneity, and thrilling intimacy of the best studio recordings made in the white heat of live performance and Cohen’s legendary soundchecks, in which he brings the colors of his virtuoso band to full bloom in harmony with his voice, never more seductive. Here is a full range of Leonard Cohen’s work: new songs including the wickedly funny “Got a Little Secret” and “Never Gave Nobody Trouble”; luxurious performances of such Cohen masterpieces as “I Can’t Forget,” “Light As a Breeze,” “Night Comes On,” and a sublime “Joan of Arc”. Cohen also treats us to a gripping version of the Quebecois love song “La Manic,” performed before a captivated audience in Quebec City, and a moving tribute cover of the late country master George Jones’s “Choices.” These are songs and performances of the first order that you can’t forget. Can’t Forget gives listeners an extremely special glimpse into Cohen’s intimate rehearsal process, widely known to be in-depth ‘concerts before the concert!,’ heard by fans for the first time with this new record. Cohen continues to work with vocalists, musicians, producers and engineers who are the best in the business.


 

Surfer Blood: 1000 Palms

Surfer Blood: 1000 Palms

Surfer Blood: 1000 Palms

1000 Palms marks a return to Surfer Blood’s DIY ethos. Abandoning the big time studio, the band decided to head back home to self-record and self-produce their third full-length album. Free of major-label-influence, Surfer Blood has delivered a uniquely compelling album, unlike anything in their catalog.


 

Snoop Dogg: Bush

Snoop Dogg: Bush

Snoop Dogg: Bush

the 13th and final album by rapper Snoop Dogg. The album features contributions from Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, and other noted musicians in the R&B genre. The album was produced entirely by Pharrell Williams, who had worked in partnership with the rapper in albums Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss (2002), R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece (2004) and Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (2006). The partnership between the two artists has earned several singles of successes for both Snoop Dogg and for Pharrell. Includes the single “Peaches N Cream”.


 

Wes Montgomery: In The Beginning

Wes Montgomery: In The Beginning

Wes Montgomery: In The Beginning

Two CD set. In the Beginning features recordings of Wes Montgomery spanning from 1949 to 1958, the formative years when the six-string virtuoso was honing his craft in southern Indiana. Since Wes Montgomery’s passing in 1968, only two other albums of predominantly unreleased material have been released. Resonance Records is pleased to introduce the third with In the Beginning. These newly discovered live and studio recordings from 1949-1958, include a complete never-before‐released 1955 Epic Records session produced by Quincy Jones, licensed from Sony Music Entertainment, newly discovered 78 RPM sides with Wes as a sideman recorded for Spire Records (1949), a live recording from the home of Ervena Montgomery, Indianapolis (1956), live recordings from the Turf Club (1956), the Missile Lounge (1958) in Indianapolis, and the C&C Music Lounge in Chicago (1957).


 

Della Mae

Della Mae

Della Mae

2015 sophomore release, the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 2013 album, This World Oft Can Be. Della Mae’s self-titled second release for Rounder finds the all-female combo delivering 11 compelling new tunes that embody the musical and emotional qualities of the group’s prior output while venturing into uncharted creative territory. Produced by Jacquire King (Of Monsters and Men, Norah Jones, Dawes, Kings of Leon), Della Mae showcases the band’s emotional intensity and musical invention on such originals as ‘Boston Town,’ ‘Rude Awakening’ and ‘For the Sake of My Heart,’ as well as on vivid, insightful readings of the Rolling Stones’ ‘No Expectations’ and the Low Anthem’s ‘To Ohio.’ With an approach that’s steeped in tradition yet firmly rooted in the present, Della Mae draws from a well of influences to create vibrantly original music that conveys their expansive musical vision with timeless lyrical truths and a contemporary sensibility all their own, placing them alongside such young acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.


 

Steve Aoki: Neon Future II

Steve Aoki: Neon Future II

Steve Aoki: Neon Future II

International DJ and producer Steve Aoki has always been at the forefront of future music. As the founder of Dim Mak Records and a Grammy-nomincated electronic musician, his projects have grasped the attention of influencers and music enthusiasts worldwide. Following the success of last year’s Neon Future I, this is the second part of the Neon Future package. It comes packed with amazing featured artists including Snoop Lion, Matthew Koma, Linkin Park and many more!


 

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Power of Blood

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Power of Blood

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Power of Blood

Equal parts activist, educator, songwriter, performer and visual artist, Buffy Sainte-Marie is an untiring champion for indigenous people and the environment through her music, art, education projects and by taking direct political action. One of the most enduring and popular Native American performers, her music has touched millions of people around the world. Her first album in 6 years, Power In The Blood includes odes to the sanctity of life, the splendor of Mother Nature and scathing political and social commentary.


 

JD Souther: Tenderness

JD Souther: Tenderness

JD Souther: Tenderness

After a 25 year performing hiatus, JD Souther returned to recording and live performance in 2008, blending his trademark Americana-influenced style with new flavors of jazz and blues. On Tenderness, he worked with Grammy Award-winning producer Larry Klein who has produced albums for Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux, Herbie Hancock and Tracy Chapman, to name a few. Tenderness is a late-night masterpiece, haunting and wise and entirely reflective of the persona of this mysteriously brilliant American treasure. An architect of the Southern California sound and a huge influence on modern songwriting, J.D. Souther has written or co-written many of the Eagles hits including “Heartache Tonight,” “Victim of Love,” “New Kid in Town,” “Best of my Love,” Don Henley’s “The Heart of the Matter,” as well as the Eagles’ 2007 hit, “How Long.” Linda Ronstadt has recorded many of his songs, including “Faithless Love,” “Simple Man, Simple Dream,” and “Prisoner in Disguise.”

 

NEW RELEASES for the week of May 5,2015:

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Mumford & Sons: Wilder Mind

Mumford & Sons: Wilder Mind

the long-awaited third studio album by British folk rock band Mumford & Sons. Wilder Mind marks the end of Mumford and Sons’ hiatus, which they took in 2013 after extensively touring behind Babel. The album moves away from the band’s first two albums, adding more electric guitar to the mix and emphasizing the ‘rock’ side of the ‘folk-rock’ genre they’ve been lumped into. “We felt that doing the same thing, or the same instrumentation again, just wasn’t for us,” Marcus Mumford told Rolling Stone. This musical shift explains the reasoning behind Winston Marshall’s switch from banjo to the electric guitar. Includes the single “Believe. “

My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall

My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall

My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall

the seventh album by the Americana heroes. Recorded in Stinson Beach CA, The Waterfall is the band’s first release on the Capitol imprint and the follow‐up to their Grammy‐nominated Circuital, which was ranked among 2011’s best albums by publications such as Rolling Stone, Paste, MOJO, and Uncut. On The Waterfall, there are moments that reach back to early albums such as 2001’s At Dawn and 2003’s It Still Moves, the record that gave the band a much broader audience. But the experimentation that marked 2004’s Z, 2008’s Evil Urges and James’ 2013 solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God is clearly in effect. The Waterfall sounds like history and decades colliding, like a record made by fervent music fans in search of that tingle up the spine. Inveterate music geeks will hear echoes of vintage rock and pop as MMJ continues to honor its influences without aping any of them; The Waterfall sounds like nothing else but also warmly familiar.

Best Coast: California Nights

Best Coast: California Nights

Best Coast: California Nights

2015 release from the critically-adored indie pop duo, the long-awaited follow-up to their second album The Lonely Place. Vocalist/guitarist Bethany Cosentino is a Los Angeles native with a brief stay in Brooklyn, and Best Coast’s influences reflects that: Beach Boys vibe with East Coast 60’s girl group influences such as the Ronnettes and Shangri-Las. Best Coast is brought to life with the help of her long-time friend/guitarist/producer Bobb Bruno plus rhythmic assistance from drummer Ali Koehler (Vivian Girls). The pair has received heaps of critical praise from editorial publications including Pitchfork, New York Times, Spin, Paste, Nylon, Rolling Stone and The Guardian.

Shelby Lynne: I Can't Imagine

Shelby Lynne: I Can’t Imagine

Shelby Lynne: I Can’t Imagine

the 13th album from the acclaimed singer/songwriter. I Can’t Imagine is Shelby’s for Rounder Records. Perhaps the most beautifully crafted and intensely affecting set of songs since her landmark I Am Shelby Lynne in 2000, I Can’t Imagine is powered by Lynne’s lustrous vocal performance, indelible, illuminative songwriting, and the sympathetic, versatile playing of her top-flight band. Shelby’s career began in 1989 when she released her debut album for the country market. Over the next six years, she reluctantly played the music business game, finally bowing out of the spotlight and reinventing herself. When she emerged again in ’99, she was in control of her destiny and her I Am Shelby Lynne album became one of the most talked about albums of the year.

The Word: Soul Food

The Word: Soul Food

The Word: Soul Food

Fourteen years after releasing their self-titled album, The Word reconvenes for Part II of their adventure, with the release of 2015’s Soul Food. Recorded in both New York and Memphis, Soul Food marks the supergroup’s Vanguard label debut. The 12 track album features guest vocalists Amy Helm and Ruthie Foster on two of the songs.

Mac McCaughan: Non Believer

Mac McCaughan: Non Believer

Mac McCaughan: Non Believer

Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan will release Non-Believers, his first solo album under his own name. McCaughan wanted to use the album to explore his attraction to that early-’80s era of music when punk evolved into something more introspective, focusing on themes of isolation and eventually turning into post-punk and new wave. As he puts it, he was thinking about a time when bands were ‘using keyboards and drum machines to relate through their music a disaffection or alienation’ from society, school, whatever. The record is about a fascination with art that could only be made by someone far from where you are, but who maybe shares the frustrations and awkwardness of youth.

 

THE NEW RELEASE HOUR ON KRCB: HOT OFF THE PRESSES!
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!

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!

See you on the Avenue!
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