Punch Brothers - Hell on Church Street - Nonesuch
Hell on Church Street, Punch Brothers’ newest album, out this week on Nonesuch Records, is the band’s reimagining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rice’s landmark solo album Church Street Blues. The record features a collection of songs by Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Bill Monroe, and others. Recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio in November 2020, during a time of great uncertainty, Hell on Church Street was intended as both its own work of art and a gift to Rice, who died that Christmas. Punch Brothers said of Tony Rice and Church Street Blues: “No record (or musician) has had a greater impact on us, and we felt compelled to cover it in its entirety, with the objective of interacting with it in the same spirit of respect-fueled adventure that Tony brought to each of its pre-existing songs.”
ALSO OUT THIS WEEKFor more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Cat Power - Covers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Bonobo - Fragments [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red Marbled 2LP]
The Lumineers - Brightside [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Oceania LP]
Underoath - Voyeurist [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Golden Age LP]
Jeff Tweedy - Chelsea Walls
The Kernal - Listen To The Blood
Grace Cummings - Storm Queen
Elvis Costello & The Imposters - The Boy Named If
The Wombats - Fix Yourself, Not The World
Garcia Peoples - Dodging Dues
Richard Carpenter - Richard Carpenter’s Piano Songbook
Mary Lattimore - Collected Pieces: 2015-2020
Jamestown Revival - Young Man
Killing Joke - Killing Joke (2003) [Limited Edition Translucent Purple 2 LP]
The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath [Limited Edition White, Gold & Glow In The Dark 3LP]
Fit For An Autopsy - Oh What The Future Holds
Skillet - Dominion
Smoke DZA - A Closed Mouth Don't Get Fed [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Smoke DZA & Curren$y - Prestige Worldwide [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cerulean Marble LP]
Otis Redding - The Best Of Otis Redding [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP]
The Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Translucent Green LP]
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP]
Miles Davis & Michel Legrand - Dingo: Selections from the Motion Picture Soundtrack [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Red LP]
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John Mellencamp - Strictly A One-Eyed Jack - Republic
John Mellencamp's 25th studio album, Strictly A One-Eyed Jack, is set for release 1/21/22 on Republic Records. The album was written and produced by Mellencamp, recorded at his Belmont Mall Studios in Indiana, and recorded/mixed by GRAMMY-award winner David Leonard. It features a number of longtime band members including Andy York, Dane Clark, Mike Wanchic, Troye Kinnett, and more. It also features three collaborations with Bruce Springsteen including the landmark duet “Wasted Days.”
AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch - Glassnote
The Gods We Can Touch is an elegant and celestial but provocative album about shame, desire and morality, all seen through the narrative prism of Greek mythology. In each of the album's fifteen songs we meet a different god. Featuring lead single "Cure For Me," the album is ultimately "a celebration of being human, and what makes us human."
Greensky Bluegrass - Stress Dreams - Big Blue Zoo Records
For two decades now, Greensky Bluegrass has been building an empire, brick by brick. Their eighth studio release, Stress Dreams was produced by Dominic Davis (Jack White) and Grammy winning engineer/producer Glenn Brown amidst the 2020 pandemic. It follows their 2019 release, All for Money, which landed on the Top 100 at the Billboard Albums Chart, Top 20 at Independent Albums and Current Country Albums, Top 10 at Americana/Folk Albums Top 5 at Heatseekers, and #1 at Bluegrass Albums. Greensky is widely known for their dazzling live performances and relentless touring schedule. As with traditional bluegrass, the band writes about their own contemporary day-to-day happenings, emotions, and experiences in the modern world. Their die-hard fans pack out venues across the country. They travel in droves and sell out multiple-night show runs at iconic venues like Red Rocks and The Ryman.