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Nada Surf

Moon Mirror

    Bittersweet anthems that begin quiet but explode into soaring harmonies? Check. Songs that are play-on-repeat heart punches? Check. Songs that are poetic and thought-provoking while also being absolute belt-at-the-top-of- your- voice-withthe-windows-down masterpieces? Check. It's all here.

    For the past 30 years, Nada Surf has had the same core lineup: Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca, and Ira Elliot. Moon Mirror, their frst for New West Records, was produced by the band and Ian Laughton at Rockfeld Studios in Wales. For the recording, Matthew, Daniel, and Ira were joined by their friend and longtime keyboard player Louie Lino.

    'Moon Mirror' is a thrilling and moving leap forward for Nada Surf. The songs on the album are true to the human experience--as meaningful and mysterious and sometimes absurd as it is. There's love, yes, but also grief, deep loneliness, doubt, wonder, and hope. These are not the songs of a band in their 20s. There is hardwon wisdom here, and hard-won belief in possibility - the kind that comes from falling down and getting back up.


    1.Second Skin
    2. In Front Of Me Now
    3. Moon Mirror
    4. Losing
    5. Intel And Dreams
    6. The One You Want
    7. New Propeller /
    8. Open Seas
    9. X Is You
    10. Give Me The Sun
    11. Floater

    2CD Bonus Disc Tracklist:
    1. Second Skin (Demo)
    2. In Front Of Me Now (Demo)
    3. Moon Mirror (Demo)
    4. Losing (Demo)
    5. Intel And Dreams (Demo)
    6. The One You Want (Demo)
    7. New Propeller (Demo)
    8. Open Seas (Demo)
    9. Give Me The Sun (Demo)
    10. Floater (Demo)

    2LP Bonus LP Tracklist:
    1. Second Skin (Demo)
    2. In Front Of Me Now (Demo)
    3. Moon Mirror (Demo)
    4. Intel And Dreams (Demo)
    5. The One You Want (Demo)
    6. New Propeller (Demo)
    7. Open Seas (Demo)
    8. Give Me The Sun (Demo)
    9. Floater (Demo)

    Richard Thompson

    Ship To Shore

      When Richard Thompson began writing songs for his latest album, Ship to Shore, the artist was instinctively drawn to his own musical roots, employing them in the service of fashioning a deep and diverse 12-track collection that pulls from various styles, genres and eras, but remains unmistakably Richard Thompson.

      There's the rumbling, Motown- style rhythm that propels "Trust," and the straightforward riff-rock of "Turnstile Casanova" The drone-y "The Old Pack Mule," an "old man's song" that takes musical cues from 1600s-era European music, and "Life's a Bloody Show," an ode to "snake-oil salesmen and hucksters" that floats on a glammy, cabaret-like melody that's "almost like a parody of a Noel Coward song, or something from Berlin in the 1920s," Thompson says. "I liked the idea of having a strong base to work from and reaching out from there," he says. "And I think of my base as being British traditional music, but there's also Scottish music, there's Irish music. There's jazz and country and classical. As far as I'm concerned, once you establish your base you can reach out anywhere. It'll still be you ringing through, wherever you decide to go musically."


      The Fear Never Leaves You
      Singapore Sadie
      The Day That I Give In
      The Old Pack Mule
      Turnstile Casanova
      Lost In A Crowd
      Life's A Bloody Show
      What's Left To Lose
      We Roll

      Pokey LaFarge

      Rhumba Country

        After crisscrossing the nation for the last half-decade looking for a home, Pokey LaFarge found himself in Mid-Coast Maine. Upon arriving, the Illinois- born singer/ songwriter/ actor pursued a major life change, working 12-hour days on a local farm--a turn of events that catalyzed an extraordinary burst of creativity and redefined his sense of purpose as an artist. Rhumba Country was initially shaped from material that emerged while LaFarge was deep in work on the farm. "I'd be pushing a plow or scattering seeds, and the songs would just come to me," he recalls. "It was tremendously inspirational and made me realize that apart from singing, farming is perhaps the oldest human art form." While farming, LaFarge began dreaming up a kaleidoscopic sound informed by his love of music from far- ranging eras and corners of the globe, including mambo, tropicalia, rocksteady, and mid-century American rock-and-roll. "The songs that naturally come to me are upbeat and make you wanna dance or at least bop your head--they're all very colorful," says LaFarge. "I used to think of my music in dark blue, but now I see it in technicolor." Co- produced along with Chris Seefried and Elliot Bergman and recorded in L.A., the resulting Rhumba Country is an invitation to come together to celebrate life and love.


        One You, One Me
        For A Night
        Run Run Run
        Like A Sailor
        Sister Andre
        So Long Chicago
        It's Not Over
        Home Home Home
        Made To Be Loved
        You Make My Garden Grow


        I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand - Live At The Knitting Factory, NYC: May 31, 1998 (RSD24 EDITION)


          Previously unreleased and unheard, this 2LP live concert will be available on limited edition colour vinyl and packaged in a numbered trifold gatefold.

          I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand represents a singular moment in the band's history. Recorded on the final night of their '98 tour in support of the eponymous LP, Acetone was in peak form. recorded live on 16 track ADAT, the band pulled from all corners of their catalog in a nearly 80 minute set that veers from serenity to recklessness, culminating in an epic 13-minute medley of "I'm Gone / Miserlou" that should put to eternal rest the notion that this was a "slowcore" band.


          Another Minute
          If You Only Knew
          Every Kiss
          I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand
          All The Time
          In The Light
          All You Know
          Sunny Side Of Heaven
          Barefoot On Sunday
          I'm Gone
          Come On
          Endless Summer

          Pernice Brothers

          Who Will You Believe

            Joe Pernice has been writing for a long time—most of his life, in fact—and has crafted a remarkable catalog that boldly reinterprets and recasts classic American pop. Who Will You Believe may be his most moving and nuanced album yet; it’s certainly his timeliest. “These songs were all written during the same time period,” he says, “and they all seemed to tap into a mood I was in at the time. I go through spells where I’m a certain way for three or four months. I might be more reticent than usual, or more outgoing. With all of my records—and especially with this one—the songs all feel like they belong together, probably because they all arrived during the same stretch of time.”

            In a single six-month stretch he was left reeling from the deaths of three close friends, including David Berman, poet and songwriter for Silver Jews and Purple Mountains, and Gary Stewart, the Rhino Records co-founder and tireless Pernice Brothers supporter since their first album in 1998. “That was such a bad patch when David and Gary both took their own lives. And my cousin Joe Harvard, who started Fort Apache Studios in Boston and was like a brother to me—he died, too. It was such a tough year. I was thinking about them a lot and watching how divided America had become. I was doing my best to try and take nothing for granted.”

            Pernice has been releasing albums for over 25 years. And with age comes a greater patience and an immense appreciation for the act of creation. Who Will You Believe showcases a beautiful balance between such sadness and moments of solemnity with warm humor and camaraderie. 

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Who Will You Believe
            2. Look Alive
            3. Not This Pig
            4. What We Had
            5. December In Her Eyes
            6. A Song For Sir Robert Helpmann
            7. Hey, Guitar
            8. A Man Of Means
            9. I Don't Need That Anymore (feat Neko Case)
            10. Ordinary Goldmine
            11. How Will We Sleep
            12. The Purple Rain

            The Secret Sisters

            Mind, Man, Medicine

              "Our fifth chapter is the one where we seek, savor, and settle The muse found us in the depths of raising children, nurturing relationships, surviving a world- changing virus, bidding farewell, shifting our mindsets, and discovering a sense of peace heretofore unseen. Our third decade of life has proven to be one of routine, rest, and realization, and these songs are about the lessons we've learned. We've learned to be space-holders and defenders of the people we hold close. We've learned from deep, steady love in various forms. We've learned to let go of people and perceptions and priorities that just didn't make the cut as we weighed what is right and important and worth keeping. We've learned how all the things we've always treasured continue to withstand the pressure of time. If you notice an upward trend to the mood and emotions, you're on target-we have found calm waters, for now."

              TRACK LISTING

              If The World Was A House
              All The Ways (feat Ray LaMontagne)
              Never Walk Away
              I Needed You
              Bear With Me
              Same Water
              I Can Never Be Without You Anymore
              I’ve Got Your Back


              If You Only Knew - 2023 Reissue

                Originally released in 1995 on Vernon Yard Recording - If You Only Knew
                is now available for the first time on vinyl - New West Records is proud to
                present this record pressed across two LPs and packaged in a full color

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Laura says: Another classic from Acetone and the first time ever on vinyl for this one.

                TRACK LISTING

                If You Only Knew
                I Don't Really Care
                In The Light
                I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand
                The Final Say
                When You're Gone
                Hound Dog
                99 / What I See
                Nothing At All
                Always Late


                York Blvd. - 2023 Reissue

                  Originally released in 2000 on Vapor Records - York Blvd was Acetones last record that they recorded - New West Records is proud to present this reissue with an expanded audio format pressed across two LPs and packaged in a full color gatefold

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Andy says: Simply wonderful laid back rock with irresistible guitar lines weaving melodies under cool vocal harmonies. Mark Lightcap, Richie Lee and Steve Hadley have recorded a perfect album - steel pedal guitar and Hammond organ add to the rich mix. Previously only available on import, this is a long-time Piccadilly favourite.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Things Are Gonna Be Alright
                  Wonderful World
                  Like I Told You
                  It's A Lie
                  One Drop


                  Acetone - 2023 Reissue

                    Originally released in 1997 on Vapor Records - Acetone (Full Album) was the bands most identifiable record - New West Records is proud to present this reissue with an expanded audio format pressed across two LPs and packaged in a full color gatefold.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Laura says: An absolute gem of a record! Fragile, hushed vocals over brushed drums and delicate finger picked guitars. On this album they had that slowcore, slacker feel, but intertwined with Americana and a warmth that many of their contemporaries lacked and they sounded like no-one else at the time. Everyone from Jason Pierce to Hope Sandoval has since cites them as an influence and 25 years on from it's original release this LP still sounds incredible.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Every Kiss
                    All The Time
                    Might As Well
                    All You Know
                    Good Life
                    Another Minute
                    So Slow


                    Cindy - 2023 Reissue

                      Originally released on vinyl in 1993 via Hut Recordings (UK), Acetone's debut album is now available in an expanded 2LP format and packaged in a gatefold - The is the first pressing in over 30 years.

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Laura says: Originally released in the UK in 1993 on the long defunct Hut Recordings, everyone at the shop instantly fell in love with this album. Velvets infused slacker rock interspersed with shimmering, Americana tinged melancholy. Amazing!

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Come On 
                      Endless Summer
                      Don't Cry
                      No Need Swim 
                      Barefoot On Sunday

                      Ben Folds

                      What Matters Most

                        "More than anything, I wanted to make an album that was generous, that was useful," says Ben Folds - "I want you to finish this record with something you didn't have when you started" Indeed, Folds' masterful new collection, What Matters Most, isn't so much a statement as it is an offering, an open hand reaching out to all those wounded and bewildered by a world that seems to make less and less sense every day.

                        Recorded in East Nashville with co-producer Joe Pisapia, the album marks Folds' first new studio release in eight years, and it's a bold, timely, cinematic work, one that examines the tragic and the absurd in equal measure as it reckons with hope and despair, gratitude and loss, identity and perspective. The songs are bittersweet here, hilarious at times, but often laced with a quiet sense of longing and dread: a text message goes unanswered; an old classmate descends into the dark depths of internet conspiracies; a relationship unravels in the middle of a lake. And yet, taken as a whole, the result is an undeniably joyful record that refuses to succumb to the weight of the world around it, an ecstatic reminder of all the beauty and promise hiding in plain sight for anyone willing (and present enough) to recognize their moments as they arrive.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        But Wait, There’s More
                        Clouds With Ellipses (feat. Dodie)
                        Exhausting Lover
                        Kristine From The 7th Grade
                        Back To Anonymous
                        Winslow Gardens
                        What Matters Most
                        Moments (feat. Tall Heights)

                        Indies Exclusive CD Bonus Tracks
                        Happy Clapper
                        Why Did You Tell Me Everything
                        A Million Years Or So

                        Pernice Brothers

                        Overcome By Happiness - 25th Anniversary Edition

                          The story of Overcome By Happiness is one of great risk and greater payoff. Its the story of a disgruntled country singer struggling to define himself against prevailing musical trends. It's the story of a songwriter just finding his voice, an artist so desperate to express himself that he scrapped one band to form another, risking his record contract and arguably his career to put the sounds he heard in his head onto tape. Its the story of a musician embracing the sounds of his childhood: AM easy listening, sophisticated chamber pop, baroque lounge music, Bread, the Carpenters, Bacharach, Manilow. It? s the story of a poet driving through Massachusetts in a rusted-out Bonneville with a wooden bumper.

                          This time has come for this story to be told on vinyl.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Black Vinyl Edition
                          Dimmest Star
                          Monkey Suit
                          Chicken Wire
                          Wait To Stop
                          All I Know
                          Shoes and Clothes
                          Wherein Obscurely
                          Ferris Wheel

                          Double Orange & White Vinyl 
                          Overcome By Happiness
                          Sick Of You
                          Clear Spot
                          Dimmest Star
                          Monkey Suit
                          Chicken Wire
                          Wait To Stop
                          All I Know
                          Shoes And Clothes
                          Wherein Obscurely
                          Ferris Wheel
                          Jimmy Coma (1997 Sub Pop Single)
                          Monkey Suit (1997 Sub Pop Single)
                          Square World (1997 Summershine Single)
                          In Plain Sight (1997 Summershine Single)
                          Love My Way (Psychedelic Furs Cover / Clear Spot UK CD Single B-Side)
                          Sick Of You (Earliest Sketch Demo) 1:48
                          Cut You Free (Demo) 4:00
                          Overcome By Happiness (Earliest Sketch Demo)
                          Clear Spot (Earliest Sketch Demo)
                          Dimmest Star (Earliest Sketch Demo)
                          Song #2 (The Queen Of NYC) (earliest Demo)
                          Courage Up (Demo) 2:40
                          Let That Show (Demo) 4:00

                          Esther Rose

                          Safe To Run

                            Everything clicks on Safe to Run, the fourth album from singer, songwriter Esther Rose. It's the quiet culmination of years spent fully immersed in a developing artistry, and presents Rose's always vividly detailed emotional scenes with new levels of clarity and control. As with previous work, her songwriting transfigures the chaos and uncertainty of a life in progress, but here she introduces a newfound pop element that attaches unshakably catchy hooks to even the darkest stretches of the journey. Rose takes an unblinking look at her own vulnerabilities as well as more universal concerns, somehow never taking herself too seriously in the process. This manifests as a critique of the insidious sexism of the music industry on "Dream Girl," but quickly melts into a hazy memoryscape of the dive bar drama and suspended hovering of her early 20s on "Chet Baker." The song "Safe to Run" (a gorgeous duet with Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra) directly merges the personal with the global, superimposing feelings of spiritual displacement onto the larger, looming dread of climate grief. Rose breathes in the ecstasy of the natural world in one line and makes fun of herself a few bars later. There are ghosts in the room for most of her songs, but she's invited them in and is cracking jokes with them over a drink or two. Ultimately all of these new advancements become twinkles of light in the background as they fold into the big picture impact of the songs themselves. Esther Rose translates her world into eleven curious and captivating scenes. While the songs are stunning one by one, absorbing Safe to Run as a whole feels like witnessing something taking shape, experiencing the headspins of the elevation and the slow return to equilibrium as the clouds start clearing.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Chet Baker
                            Safe To Run (feat. Hurray For The Riff Raff)
                            St. Francis Waltz
                            New Magic II
                            Dream Girl
                            Levee Song
                            Full Value
                            Arm's Length

                            Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz create candid music with deep emotional and personal resonance. The sisters, who record under the moniker Lily & Madeleine, boldly explore what it means to be women in the 21st Century and aren’t afraid to use their music to call out injustice or double standards. This fearless approach has permeated their three albums, which are full of insightful lyrics and thoughtful indie-pop.

                            With their fourth studio album, ‘Canterbury Girls’, named after Canterbury Park, located in their hometown of Indianapolis, the sisters are coming into their own as women and musicians. Using an eclectic playlist of songs as sonic inspirations - soul tunes and waltzes, as well as cuts from Midlake, ABBA and Nancy Wilson - Lily & Madeleine worked quickly, recording ‘Canterbury Girls’ in just 10 days.

                            Although the record contains plenty of Lily & Madeleine’s usual ornate music - including the languid ‘Analog Love’, on which twangy guitars curl around like a kite twisting in the wind - the album also finds the siblings exploring new sonic vistas. ‘Supernatural Sadness’ is an irresistible slice of bubbly, easy-going disco-pop; the urgent ‘Pachinko Song’ hews toward interstellar synth-pop with driving rhythms and ‘Can’t Help The Way I Feel’ is an effervescent, Motowninflected number.

                            Vocally, the sisters also take giant leaps forward. The dreamy waltz ‘Self Care’ is a rich, piano-heavy track on which their voices intertwine for soulful harmonies, while the meticulous ‘Just Do It’ has a throwback 70s R&B vibe. “This is the first record Lily and I have ever done where we have full control over all of the songwriting,” says Madeleine. “We did co-write with some people that we really love. But everything on this record is completely ours. I feel like I have full ownership over it, and that makes me feel very strong and independent.” With this growing self-confidence and musical poise, it’s clear that Lily & Madeleine are positioned for even greater things going forward.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Barry says: Lil & Mads' last outing, 'Keep It Together' was a big hit in the shop, and their latest, 'Canterbury Girls' will surely meet the same reception. Slightly more upbeat this time around, we get an infectious smattering of neo-soul, shimmering synth-pop and even the odd inkling of classic-rock melodies and the ever-present addictive two-part harmonies we've come to know and love. Beautiful stuff.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Self Care
                            Supernatural Sadness
                            Just Do It
                            Canterbury Girls
                            Bruises Pachinko Song
                            Can’t Help The Way I Feel
                            Analog Love

                            “Hello. I’m Robert Ellis, The Texas Piano Man. I wanted to take a moment to say a few words about this record and what you might expect from it. ‘Texas Piano Man’ is a collection of songs specifically written for my piano driven Rock & Roll band from the great state of Texas. Myself and the guys bring these songs to you in the very spirit of Texas itself; loudly, confidently, over the top, larger than life, at times deadly serious and yet always with a wink and a smile. We invite you to come on in, stay a while, and when you leave take with you the spirit of these songs, the spirit of Texas, and the spirit of The Texas Piano Man himself. Adios!” - Robert

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Barry says: From the grand, cinematic soundtrackery of Elton John or off-kilter college-rock keyfoolery of Ben Folds, Robert Ellis skilfully weaves heartfelt piano minimalism into grand classic rock opuses (opii?) within the space of a couple minutes. Perfectly constructed and brilliantly conceived rock and/or roll.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Fucking Crazy
                            When You’re Away
                            Nobody Smokes Anymore
                            Passive Aggressive
                            There You Are
                            Let Me In
                            Aren’t We Supposed To Be In Love
                            He Made Me Do It
                            Topo Chico

                            Daniel Romano

                            Finally Free

                              ‘Finally Free’ marks Daniel Romano’s eighth long playing album in the last eight years. He has had what understatedly would be considered a prolific output of incredibly entrancing, poignant and creative records in this span of time. Recording, producing, designing and landing his records into the minds and hearts of scores of fans the world over. He has been called a shapeshifter, contrived, a chameleon, a charlatan, the best living songwriter, an asshole and a genius. His last record, ‘Modern Pressure’, received outstandingly high acclaim and praise from every notable publication out there and was acknowledged by a plethora of voguish year-end lists. Despite being the bronze placeholder in most of these dogfights, he is most often noted as a person of astounding influence on all of his musically economic successors.

                              “No matter what he does, everything he puts out is better than anything else being put out by anyone else.” - Unnamed Subjugate

                              Romano’s new effort, ‘Finally Free’, could stand alone as being pivotal if it were only its profound and breath-taking prose on paper. Writing now like an agnostic Whitman in his prime, Romano explores and uncovers new language and meaning for old sentiments grown tired, stating, “these poems are most certainly my finest and most principled efforts to date.”

                              ‘Finally Free’ sings like a radical revelation, exploring the concepts of music as a celestial being, flora as a consequential ancestor and singing, no matter its quality or sound, as the endmost important output of our species. This record contains a vivid religious articulation despite its clear condemnation of a god as a singular ruling white male. New words have replaced old words for new meaning and the definitions have been left up to interpretation.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Empty Husk
                              All The Reaching Trims
                              The Long Mirror Of Time
                              Celestial Manis
                              Between The Blades Of Grass
                              Rhythmic Blood
                              Have You Arrival
                              Gleaming Sects Of Aniram
                              There Is Beauty In The Vibrant Form

                              Caroline Rose


                                The songs and narrative’s on LONER reflect my life over the last couple years––I joined Tinder, I got my first apartment and painted it teal, I went to par¬ties, I discussed politics, I had a girlfriend, we traveled the country, we broke up. I learned, for better or worse, how to be a member of the modern world. Turns out the modern world is terrifying.

                                Tired of the bottomless pit of sad songs, I decided to put a spin on my greatest songwriting inspirations––misogyny, unplanned pregnancy, Capitalism, anxiety, loneliness and death––and wrap such depressing subject matter in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito…Because it’s hard being serious all the time and sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail. Loner reflects the styles of music I love––pop, folk, punk, electronic, and surf music––all thrown into a blender with a ladle full of cheeky satire. I call it Schizodrift. It sounds like Blondie drunk on mai tais.

                                Loner was co-produced by myself and the wonderful Paul Butler (Deven¬dra Banhart, Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul & The Broken Bones) and recorded in freezing Northern California, in addition to my parent’s attic and my last apart¬ment. It was mixed by sound guru Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Nick Hakim, Show Me The Body) in Brooklyn, NY.

                                Arthur Buck

                                Arthur Buck

                                  Sometimes the catalyst for creating great art is simply being in the right place at the right time. For Arthur Buck, the new collaboration between singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and guitarist Peter Buck, that place was Mexico and that time was the fall of 2017. Specifically, a little town off the Baja coast named Todos Santos, with the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the east and the bright blue Pacific stretching out infinitely to the west. It is here that Buck has held the Todos Santos Music Festival for the last several years, which he created in 2012 with his wife, Chloe Johnson, shortly after R.E.M. called it a day.

                                  Among the many artists who have played the festival is Joseph Arthur, who also happened to leave behind a guitar - a Dobro, specifically - after his last appearance there. And so last year he made the trek down to Todos Santos to pick up the instrument. Which is where he ran into Peter Buck. That was the beginning of Arthur Buck.

                                  The creative result of this relationship is a vibrant 11-song collection that captures the spontaneity at the heart of the project - right down to the 1-2-3-4 count off from Buck that opens the record - with sounds and styles meshed together in an easy, almost playful manner.

                                  Tchad Blake was brought in to mix the proceedings and the product is the new Arthur Buck - the outcome of a shockingly productive burst of inspiration.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  I Am The Moment
                                  Are You Electrified? The Wanderer
                                  Forever Waiting
                                  If You Wake Up In Time
                                  American Century
                                  Forever Falling
                                  Before Your Love Is Gone
                                  Wide Awake In November
                                  Can’t Make It Without You

                                  Lily & Madeleine

                                  Keep It Together

                                  ‘Keep It Together’, the third album in just over three years by Indianapolis-based sisters Lily & Madeleine, is set for release via esteemed New West Records.

                                  The spellbinding ten-song statement is the dynamic product of two distinct musical personalities, bound by kinship, melding seamlessly into one ephemeral and dreamy collection.

                                  The sisters have come a long way since they began making YouTube videos in 2012, releasing two critically acclaimed albums on Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty Records and selling out myriad shows both in the US and overseas.

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Barry says: Cheery jangly Summer-pop on the newest album from singer-songwriting sisters Lily & Madeleine. Upbeat but slightly introspective, minimal pop-pieces for hazy days and sunsets. Beautiful stuff.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Not Gonna
                                  For The Weak
                                  Hotel Pool
                                  Smoke Tricks
                                  Midwest Kid
                                  Small Talk

                                  Daniel Romano

                                  If I've Only One Time Askin

                                  Not quite country, Americana, folk, songwriter or pop, Daniel Romano’s exquisite and expansive new album - ‘If I’ve Only One Time Askin’’, released on New West Records - is pieces of each but ultimately the work of asingular mind.

                                  As hailed by Rolling Stone, the 11 self-produced and largely self-performed new songs “lead their baritone-voiced creator down a path filled with countrypolitan crooning, honky-tonk heartache and midcentury melodrama.”

                                  In the two years since his critically acclaimed third full length ‘Come Cry With Me’, Romano has toured North America and Europe extensively, collaborating with and supporting a wide spectrum of artists, including Old Crow Medicine Show, Wanda Jackson, Hurray For The Riff Raff and Caitlin Rose.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  I’m Gonna Teach You
                                  Old Fires Die
                                  Strange Faces
                                  All The Way Under The Hill
                                  If I’ve Only One Time Askin’
                                  The One That Got Away (Came Back Today)
                                  There’s A Hardship
                                  Learning To Do Without Me
                                  Two Word Joe
                                  If You Go Your Way (I’ll Go Blind)
                                  Let Me Sleep (At The End Of A Dream)

                                  The latest album, 'Heartbreak Pass', by seminal alt-country / rock band Giant Sand marks their 30th anniversary. Individually, each track on the record looms large on its own but, when heard as one complete offering, you know that you are listening to something very, very special.

                                  The Arizona desert has been a predominate theme and source of inspiration for Howe Gelb, the indie rock pioneer and frontman for Giant Sand. The group can also be looked at as Howe’s one-man-band with many guests and collaborators. The album features Steve Shelly (Sonic Youth), Grant-Lee Phillips and Ilse DeLange (Common Linnets). 

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Heaventually
                                  2. Texting Feist
                                  3. Hurtin' Habit
                                  4. Transponder
                                  5. Song So Wrong
                                  6. Every Now And Then
                                  7. Man On A String
                                  8. Home Sweat Home
                                  9. Eye Opening
                                  10. Pen To Paper
                                  11. Bitter Suite
                                  12. House In Order
                                  13. Gypsy Candle
                                  14. Done
                                  15. Forever And Always

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