First of all, sorry for the delay. We have fallen in love with the new Jards Macalé record and we hope that you do too. We also have new songs from Many Rooms, Fontaines D.C., Cass McCombs, Robert Ellis, Caroline Spence, Quaker City Night Hawks, Deer Tick, The Avett Brothers, The Felice Brothers, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Spielbergs, Rustin Man, Nico LaOnda, Patti Smith, Michael Chapman, Jessica Pratt, Lily & Madeleine, Ryan Bingham, Adam Ostrar and Mandolin Orange.
Pedro The Lion’s first record since David Bazan went solo after 2004’s Achilles Heel is our album of the week. Here’s to hoping an European tour is in the works: it’s been almost six years since we hosted one of the most beautiful concerts we ever promoted. Plus: new tracks by Night Beats, Ryan Bingham, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Blank Range,Strand of Oaks, Ex Hex, Cass McCombs, The Comet is Coming, Lala Lala & Why?, Alice Phoebe Lou, Tiny Ruins, Weyes Blood, Mandolin Orange, H.C. McEntire, Townes Van Zandt, Twain, Bob Sumner Music, Steve Gunn, Bonnie Prince Billy, The Wild Reeds, and Teddy and the Rough Riders.
Everyone seems to be publishing their 2018 lists one month before the end of the year, and here we are pretending we’re surprised by that. We still have one more before we hibernate for a few weeks. Simultaneously with the release of his book, Wilco’s frontman Jeff Tweedy has just put out WARM, his first solo album of original material, and probably one of the best Wilco-related releases since 2007’s Sky Blue Sky.
Plus: new tracks from Michael Chapman, the Mountain Goats, Ryan Bingham, Daniel Romano, Foxwarren, The Green Apple Sea, Hollow Hand, DBUK, Pavo Pavo, Blake Mills, Sharon Van Etten, Jessica Moss, These New Puritans, ГШ / Glintshake, Harlem, and Conor Oberst.
This week we present Robert Ellis’ stellar self-titled new record.