Guitar prodigy Julian Lage‘s debut on Blue Note, “Squint”, is our album of the week. Produced by Margaret Glaspy and Armand Hirsch, Lage enlists bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King in this eleven-song voyage.
Will Stratton’s second album for Bella Union, “The Changing Wilderness”, is our album of the week. Pastoral folk for troubled times, Stratton’s seventh LP is yet another gem to be explored by fans of fingerpicking songwriters.
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If every album Daniel Romano has released in 2020 was on Spotify, it’s very possible that you would have seen his face in this playlist at least three or four more times. “How Ill Thy World is Ordered”, an album credited to his Outfit, is Romano’s 10th release of the year (ninth? eleventh? We lost track) and probably the best of the bunch. If you want to see someone going from acoustic Dylan to Parsons to Vega to Springsteen to Richman to electric Dylan and simultaneously always sounding as unique as he is, here’s an album for you. Then check his Bandcamp for hours of excellent new music, from proggy jams with Tool’s Danny Carey to traditional country tunes. Daniel Romano is the hottest artist in contemporary rock and roll music.
Plus: brand new tracks by Sam Amidon, Dawes, Randall Bramblett, Grant-Lee Phillips, Native Harrow, Faye Webster, The Shilohs, Rudy de Anda, Tiña, Throwing Muses, John Davey, Porridge Radio, Mary Lattimore, Tomberlin, Trummors, Jennifer Castle, Fenne Lily, Alasdair Roberts, Tyler Childers, Waylon Payne, Becky Warren, Gus Clark, The Bad Oats, Matt Costa, Tyler Ramsey, Yo La Tengo, and Delta Spirit.