Monthly Archives: July 2013

Billy Bragg – Tooth & Nail
(English singer-songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, and his lyrics mostly deal with political or romantic themes. His music career has lasted more than thirty years. This is his 16th CD (including the 3 Mermaid Avenue albums he made with Wilco)
No One Knows Nothing Anymore
Over You
There Will Be A Reckoning

Court Yard Hounds – Amelita
(Court Yard Hounds is an American country and folk duo, founded by sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, both whom were members of The Dixie Chicks. This is their first release)
Aimless Upward

Ed Harcourt – Back Into The Woods
(Ed Harcourt (born Edward Henry Richard Harcourt-Smith on 14 August 1977, in Wimbledon, London, England, is an English singer-songwriter. To date, he has released five studio albums, two EPs, and thirteen singles. Before going solo, Harcourt played the bass and keyboards for Snug, a band formed in the mid-1990s that released two CD’s)
Brothers And Sisters
The Pretty Girls

Edwyn Collins – Understated
(Edwyn  Collins (born 23 August 1959) is an Ivor Novello Award winning Scottish musician, playing mostly electric guitar-driven pop. Collins formed the musical group Nu-Sonics in 1976, which later became Orange Juice. As a solo artist, he is best known for his 1994 song “A Girl Like You”. In a BBC Music radio interview on 18 February 2005, Collins had said he felt unwell, but said he thought it was food poisoning. Two days later, he was admitted to intensive care in London’s Royal Free Hospital after apparently suffering a major cerebral hemorrhage. After suffering a second haemorrhage he had an operation on 25 February 2005, which was followed by a lengthy program of neurological rehabilitation owing to right-sided weakness and difficulty with speech. The aphasia he suffered allowed him to repeat only four phrases, over and over again: “yes”, “no”, “Grace Maxwell” and “the possibilities are endless”. This is his second album since his recovery and his ninth release thus far)
31 Years
Baby Jean
In The Now

Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
(Franz Ferdinand are a Glasgow-based indie rock band formed in 2002 and named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, whose assassination precipitated World War I. This is their 4th album and will be released near the end of August)
Right Action Love Illumination

Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
(They are an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. that got  its start in Provo, Utah in 2008, when lead singer Dan Reynolds met guitarist Wayne “Wing” Sermon. Reynolds was attending Brigham Young University. This is their first album)
It’s Time
My Fault
Nothing Left To Say

India.Arie – Songversation
(India.Arie  is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer.[1] She has sold over 3.3 million records in the US and 10 million worldwide. She has won four Grammy Awards from her 21 nominations, including Best R&B Album. Her mother Joyce is a former singer (she was signed to Motown as a teenager and opened for Stevie Wonder and Al Green. Her father is former NBA basketball player Ralph Simpson. This is her 5th studio album)
6th Avenue
Break The Shell
I Am The Light
Life I Know
Thank You

Jason Isbell – Southeastern
(From Greenhill, Alabama, he has been a member of Drive-By Truckers from 2001-2007 and has been releasing solo projects since then. This is his 5th solo album)
Live Oak
New South Wales
Songs That She Sang In The Shower
Traveling Alone

Josh Rouse – The Happiness Waltz
(He is a singer/songwriter from Tennessee and this is his 10th studio album)
A Lot Like Magic
Julie (Come Out of The Rain)
Our Love
This Movie’s Way Too Long

Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does This Door Go
(Mayer Hawthorne, is an American singer, producer, songwriter, arranger, audio engineer,based in Los Angeles, California. His real name is Andrew Mayer Cohen. The stage name “Mayer Hawthorne” is a combination of Cohen’s real middle name (Mayer) and the name of the street he grew up on in Michigan (Hawthorne Rd)
All Better
Allie Jones
Reach Out Richard
The Innocent.
The Stars Are Ours
Where Does This Door Go

Patty Griffin – American Kid
(Patty Griffin is an American Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and musician. Known for her stripped-down songwriting style centered around the folk music genre. In July 2010, Robert Plant toured the United States with Band of Joy (reprising the name of his very first band in the 1960s). Patty Griffin toured with them as a backing vocalist to Plant and is currently his girlfriend. This is her 7th studio album)
Don’t Let Me Die in Florida
Faithful Son
Get Ready Marie
Highway Song (with Robert Plant)
Wherever You Wanna Go

Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends
(They are an American rock band based in Portland, Oregon. First formed in Wasilla, Alaska, the group consists of John Gourley, Zach Carothers, Kyle O’Quin, Noah Gersh, and Kane Ritchotte. Gourley and Carothers met and began playing music together in high school in Wasilla, Alaska. Since the formation of Portugal. The Man in 2005, the band has released 7 studio albums and three EPs. This CD is produced by Danger Mouse)
Hip Hop Kids
Plastic Soldiers

Robert Randolph & the Family Band – Lickety Split
Robert Randolph and the Family Band is an American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph. Other band members include drummer Marcus Randolph, bass guitarist Danyel Morgan, vocalist Lenesha Randolph, keyboardist and guitarist Brett Andrew Haas.  Rolling Stone included Robert Randolph on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. He got his start as a pedal steel guitarist in the House of God Church and makes prominent use of the instrument in the band’s music. This is their 4th sutdio album and features Carlos Santana on several cuts)
Blacky Joe (w/ Carlos Santana)
Born Again
Brand New Wayo (w/ Carlos Santana)
Get Ready
Welcome Home

Smith Westerns – Soft Will
(Smith Westerns are an American indie rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Their musical influences include David Bowie, T. Rex and Oasis. This is their 3rd album)
3 AM Spiritual
Fool Proof

The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars (f-coming CD)
(The Civil Wars is a duo composed of singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White. The two met during a Nashville, Tennessee songwriting session in 2008. After releasing a live performance album and a four song EP, their full-length album, Barton Hollow, was released in 2011. The band won the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Folk Album in 2012. The album is set to be released on August 6, 2013)
The One That Got Away

Toad the Wet Sprocket – New Constellation
(The band broke up in 1998 and is now back together. They raised money from fans using to fund the recording of the CD. This is their 6th sutdio album. They took their name from a Monty Python comedy sketch called “Rock Notes” in which a journalist delivers a nonsensical music news report)
New Constellation
I’ll Bet On You
Get What You Want
Is There Anyone Out There
Last To Fall
Finally Fading

Trampled Under Foot – Badlands
(Trampled Under Foot is a family band that features siblings Danielle, Kris and Nick Schnebelen grew up with the Blues. Their parents, Bob and Lisa, were active in the thriving Kansas City Blues scene, playing in local bands. This is their first album)
Bad Bad Feeling
Desperate Heart
It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
(Vampire Weekend is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 2006. Members of the band met while students at Columbia University in New York City.This is their 3rd album)

Way Yes – Walkability
(They are a Columbus indie-pop trio. This is their first CD)
Holy Drop

Wolf Alice – Single Release only
(Wolf Alice are a four-piece rock band from North London formed in 2010.  Initially formed as a solo project of Ellie Roswell, with the name taken from a book by Angela Carter)