In Between Dub features 11 remixes of some of Johnson’s most celebrated tunes. Includes two takes from the late reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry plus a Subatomic Sound System dub from Perry’s band, as well as remixes from Dennis Bovell, Scientist, Mad Professor, Nightmares on Wax, and more.
Deer Tick’s first new body of work since 2017 adds an even greater vitality to their feverish collection of timeless rock-and-roll. Produced by Dave Fridmann, the 10-song set features guest musicians like Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and background vocals from Courtney Marie Andrews, Vanessa Carlton, Kam Franklin, Angela Miller, and Sheree Smith.
Over the past 15 years, Brandee Younger has worked relentlessly to stretch boundaries for harpists. In 2022, she broke new ground by becoming the first black woman nominated for a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition. An ever-expanding artist, the album builds on her already rich oeuvre, transcending genre and expectations.
From midnight in Havana to the beaches of California, hear Mavericks frontman Raul Malo‘s full range of musical influences on display as he explores a wild variety of textures from surf guitar licks, lush earthen tones, spaghetti western to big band jams and more, accompanied occasionally by his Mavericks bandmates.
An 11x Grammy-nominee and CMA Award-winning artist, Brandy Clark is one of her generation's most respected songwriters and musicians. Produced by 9-time Grammy winning Brandi Carlile, the album showcases Clark's versatility with eleven songs that span the emotional spectrum, including the first single, "Buried."
Grass Roots showcases a different side of Leftover Salmon’s potent brew of bluegrass, rock 'n' roll, folk, zydeco and jazz and blues by presenting a series of covers from some of music's most influential voices including the likes of Bob Dylan, Link Wray, David Bromberg, and more. Featuring guest appearances from Billy Strings.
Grammy winner and Banjo Hall of Fame member Alison Brown is one of the world's foremost banjoists and composers. In her hands, the banjo is equally at home on the front porch or at symphony hall. Here Brown explores all the corners of the instrument's potential with guests Anat Cohen, Stuart Duncan, Kronos Quartet and Steve Martin.
An accidental recording artist, Grant has never had a lesson on any instrument in his life, but when he sits down at a piano, something magical happens. He enlisted an array of talent to contribute to the making of the album including daughter Lana Del Rey, Jack Antonoff, Luke Howard, Laura Sisk and Zach Dawes.
Bailen’s second album beats with empathy, vulnerability, and resolve as they learn how to dream in the face of life’s uncertainty and in the process, move forward aware, resilient, and hopeful. Tired Hearts delivers a dazzling set of songs that navigates the space between the heart’s expectation and the head’s sober reality.
Dropkick Murphys remain true to their Irish-rooted punk sound but pay proper tribute to Woody Guthrie's genius. At a time when some are trying to delete history, it's hopeful to see The Muphys bringing Guthrie's poignant lyrics to life. It's a reminder that some things are worth fighting for and have been from the beginning of time.
The self-titled album marks the launch of a new creative chapter for the two-time Grammy-winning, Louisiana-bred artist. While holding on to her Christian roots, Daigle embraces the major label signing to Atlantic and welcomes co-writing duties from Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally and others to help create 10 soulful and uplifting songs.
After a nine-year hiatus, Laura Cantrell, a familiar presence in the international Americana & Roots music scene, is back with her latest studio album. This new collection, originally intended to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her debut, was expertly crafted with the help of renowned luminaries like Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, and Rosie Flores.
The multi-platinum, superstar hit making pop-rockers return with their fifth studio album and first new release in over a decade. Punchy tunes like “Don’t Get Me Wrong” and the title track encapsulate the DNA of Matchbox Twenty, perfected after 30 years of music-making.
Lucha explores multiplicity - love, queerness, Mexican American and Chicanx identity, family, intimacy, yearning, loneliness. It’s a battle cry for acceptance with sonically sprawling tracks documenting the parallel trust the artist has built with herself to allow the songs to guide how they should be sung and sound.
Darkfighters’ palpable ‘70s hard rock pedigree is agreeably refurbished by Scott Holiday’s use of daring, Jack White and Tom Morello-ish tones while frontman Jay Buchanan’s voice is agile, gutsy and raucous. Suited and booted, twice Grammy-nominated, and here benefiting from the up-front production of Dave Cobb, Rival Sons sound stadium-ready.
Life Is But A Dream is a is a brilliantly deranged, LSD-soaked psycho-metal musical that brings together so many different sounds, it's almost overwhelming, from jazz to grunge to electronic to psychedelia. Best served as a whole to truly appreciate its musical breadth and sonic depth, it marks their boldest statement and most revolutionary work to date.
The Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies alumnus mixes the personal and the political on his first new album in seven years, with moving results. The material is softly lit and effortlessly assured, conveying the calming and caressing sound that all so frequently added its soothing sobriety to CSN and CSNY.
Supernatural Thing’s songs sound freshly pulled from the ground, with a little earth sticking to them. Ward’s lyric delivery has that slight rawness the ear loves, and his voice has quiet dignity and great tenderness. This is an open-hearted, inviting album. Featuring First Aid Kit, Shovels & Rope, Neko Case, Jim James and others.
Damn, Feelings is a distillation of what makes pop such a potent force with its ‘80s synths and funky rhythms of New Jack swing as well as the bold production and teary-eyed joy of 2010s dance-pop. But the common denominator is always Chayla’s rousing vocals, alternating between cool and collected pop anthems, naked balladry and low, raspy fireworks.
For over 20 years, Holcomb has brought his audience together, turning shows into celebrations of community, collaboration, and contemporary American roots music. Strangers No More celebrates that sense of togetherness while expanding the mix of timeless songwriting, modern-day Laurel Canyon folk, amplified Americana, and heartland rock & roll.
The follow-up to 2019’s Redcar les adorables étoiles (prologue), Paranoïa, Angels, True Love is both more sprawling than Redcar… —twenty tracks spanning nearly ninety minutes—and more unified. Letissier has described it as the second part of an “operatic gesture” inspired by “Angels in America,” and it is structured, somewhat showily, in three movements. But the album feels less like an opera than like the score for a film epic, a patient and pleading unfurling of atmospheric sounds. And though the new album is not a neon-fueled ode to sweating out heartbreak, there is still enough here that might summon one to dance.
Weathervanes is a collection of grown-up songs: songs about adult love, about change, about the danger of nostalgia and the interrogation of myths, about cruelty and regret and redemption. Life and death songs played for and by grown ass people. Some will make you cry alone in your car and others will make you sing along with thousands of strangers in a big summer pavilion, united in the great miracle of being alive. The record features the rolling thunder of Isbell’s fearsome 400 Unit, who’ve earned a place in the rock ‘n’ roll cosmos alongside the greatest backing ensembles, as powerful and essential to the storytelling as The E Street Band or the Wailers.
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