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
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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.”