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Kevin Burke looks at the latest, live release from Suzanne Vega, along with the upcoming globally streamed shows .
Given Slettedahl’s tenure as a songwriter and bandleader with The 88, it’s hard to think of You Know You Know as the debut of a fresh-faced solo act. Consider him instead as a fresh-faced veteran, deploying his refined gifts for cartwheeling pop melodies and relatable characterizations.
On September 18th, the London-based Cesarians return with their third long player. Rachel Frieda, an album that continues their powerful hat trick of creativity.
On September 18th, Nowhere To Go But Everywhere is an album that springs to life, with a spirited collection of songs
An unsparing singer-songwriter gets back to basics, brilliantly.
Some legends never stop thrilling, and Ace Frehley does exactly that on Origins Vol.2
After a 33 year hiatus, legendary London-based outfit the Folk Devils return with new music
On September 18th, comes a 30th Anniversary edition of L7’s second cracker Smell The Magic.
Nils Lofgren gives fans a taste of the live shows they crave with an exceptional double live album called Weathered.
rene Peña today releases a version of “I Won’t Back Down” to benefit #RockTheVote
Tatiana DeMaria is a British musician currently based in New York. Her reworking of one of her older songs into an understated and emotive acoustic number is just more evidence of an artist who is keen to explore, re-invent, change and challenge their own work, and that is a very exciting prospect indeed.
Cherie Currie & Brie Darling return with a new single, a cover of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun in aid of the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation
Legendary Australian outfit The Apartments return with a brilliant piece of work titled In And Out Of The Light
Kevin Burke looks at the much welcome reissue of The Delta Sweetie by Bobbie Gentry
Big Joanie release an exceptional new single through Third Man Records, a cover of the Solange track “Cranes In The Sky”
On August 28th, Toots And The Maytals release their first album in ten years Got To Be Tough, the right album at the right time
EP2, further realizes cindygod’s potential for icky goth pop, confidently delighting in the dark hallways they began exploring with last year’s demos.
On October 9th, Jessie Wagner releases her debut album Shoes Droppin. An album that oozes of talent, and the hunger to succeed
Released August 14, Blonde On The Tracks is an album that is raw with emotion, as Emma Swift investigates the music of Bob Dylan
On the 21st of August, The Waterboys release a new album. Good Luck, Seeker is a release that the world needs right now.
Despite the classic standing of the original work, Alone Together Again is essential listening for Mason’s audience. Fans will enjoy having this creatively reimagined album as a bookend to a catalog spanning five decades.
On August 29th, in the first wave of RSD 2020, comes something really special, a double ‘A’ side single featuring legendary bands The Vaselines and The Pooh Sticks
With varying levels of savvy interplay, plenty of evocative melodies, and styles drawn from around the globe, Camper Van Beethoven guitarist Greg Lisher’s imaginative writing and playing tell a range of stories without the need for words.
“Kursaal Flyers were an integral element of the ‘Thames Delta’ music scene emerging from the late 60s clubs into the bright lights of the 1970s pop world. Alongside contemporaries, and in some cases old schoolmates, in bands such as Dr Feelgood and Eddie & The Hot Rods, the Kursaal Flyers (named after a Southend amusement park carnival float) were a regular fixture on the Pub Rock and College circuit of 70s Britain.”
Kevin Burke looks at what fans can expect from the upcoming deluxe issue of Lou Reed’s classic New York album.
The Man in Black, looking back and still memorable.
On September 4th, The Rolling Stones unleash a much expanded deluxe issue of their ’73 classic Goats Head Soup
Fire Tiger have just released their latest All The Time, an album of old school sounds mixed with modern attitudes
Prolific Minneapolis singer/guitarist Israel’s 16th LP since 1998 dispenses with some of the previous album’s diverse, uncharacteristic stylistic progressions in favor of a more consistent, unwavering approach.
Two old masters take a leisurely stroll through an imaginary past.
The posthumous second album by Australian songbird Eliza Jaye, Middle Child, lands September 8th
Pale Blue Moon are set to unleash their first long-player, The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out, a staggering mixture of old school rock and goth
Sam Prekop the jazz rock frontman and Sam Prekop the modular synth artist are two very different people and Comma is the freshest, most spirited work either has shared in years.
On July 10th, SPYGENIUS release Man On The Sea, a beautiful piece of work that blends together effortlessly, experimenting with sounds and nailing an idea spectacularly well
The first family of gospel rolls with the times on four secular ‘70s albums.
Neil Young’s never-before-seen 1970’s album Homegrown features tunes reminiscent of his early classics.
Super 8 and Lisa Mychols have created an adventurous piece of work that is truly cinematic in scale.
Scottish legends the BMX Bandits release a hat trick single based on their 2017 cracker Razorblades & Honey
The London-based Cesarians return with a new single and news of their third long player Rachel Freida
The legendary Kimberley Rew and Lee Cave-Berry release an essential ‘best of’ in Sunshine Walkers
Seasoned bandleader and saxophonist Maceo Parker pays tribute to a couple of his titanic funk bosses alongside songs by favorite collaborators and original material on Soul Food: Cooking with Maceo. The album is infused with the sound of New Orleans.
“Sometimes, band reunions remind you of what initially went wrong,” writes drummer Jim Bonfanti. “In this case, I am reminded of what went right!” This live set caps the career of Cleveland garage-pop heroes the Choir.
Ocean Moon’s crafty retro-pop confections are intended as companions for the summer season, and the Foreign Films shine much-needed light in dark times.
While Nana Grizol’s latest is rife with sociopolitical columnist wit, Theo Hilton still weaves in plenty of the personal beauty he’s spent a few albums proving matters so much.
Metal fans know Bell Witch as one of the genre’s most interesting and experimental acts, a battleship-heavy funeral doom duo whose music has gotten more crushing, sonically and emotionally, with every release. Aerial Ruin is the solo project from Erik Moggridge, frontman for San Francisco stoner doom outfit Old Grandad. Originally intended to be a split LP with each act covering a favorite song by the other, Stygian Bough Volume 1 inevitably evolved into a full-blown collaboration.
Like their similarly discordant label and city mates Sass, Partition is another cogent and youthful Minneapolis band, whose first album’s pummeling, convulsive queercore mines a different side of the noisy rock coin.
London based The Swagger follow-up last years “Chin Up Boy” with an excellent outing titled “Loaded Gun”.
On June 30, Pale Blue Moon release the second single from their upcoming The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out
Originally released as a limited edition cassette in May 2019 by Heavy Meadow Records, the debut full-length by this youthful Minneapolis noise-rock quintet gets a welcome vinyl issue from MPLS Ltd.