Signing singer-songwriter Arlo McKinley for his Oh Boy Records was probably one of the last gifts John Prine gave us. With a full powered Memphis-based band backing him, “Die Midwestern” is a goldmine of western folk-rock tunes. Plus: new tracks by Will Johnson, Jeremy Ivey, Paul Cauthen, Jerry Joseph, Ulver, Protomartyr, Julianna Barwick, Sufjan Stevens, Jupiter Sprites, Tomberlin, Orville Peck, Sam Rae Music, Liz Simmons, Kathleen Edwards, Bonnie Prince Billy, Charley Crockett, Samuel Úria, Puerto, The Two Tracks, Jeremy Tuplin, Daniel Romano, THE EELS, Father John Misty, The Avett Brothers, and Warren Givens.
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We have been waiting for this one for months. After some delays, Protomartyr’s fifth album is finally out now. Our favorite contemporary post-punk band is back and it brings a bunch of guitar-heavy tracks along. Because it’s the summer and that’s how we roll when it’s warm outside. Plus: new tracks by Crack Cloud, Silverbacks, Metz, Zombi, Bully, Tiña, Asher Gamedze, Ambrose Akinmusire, Yin Yin, Future Islands, Genevieve Artadi, Kacy Hill, Wye Oak, Samantha Crain, Widowspeak, She Keeps Bees, Sylvie Simmons, Mary Lattimore, Cat Clyde, Bill Callahan, Gillian Welch, Buck Meek, Astral Swans, David Ramirez, Dogwood Tales, The Texas Gentlemen, El Michels Affair, and Dojo Cuts.