In the '90s and early '00s A.A. Bondy, then known as Scott Bondy, was the leader of post-grunge band Verbena, who counted Dave Grohl among its fans, but since 2007 he's been performing as an americana singer-songwriter under the name A.A. Bondy. In 2007 he released his solo debut American Hearts and 2009 saw the released of the excellent When The Devil's Loose, and on September 13 he's returning with a new album called Believers.
Believers features twelve tracks and will be released on Fat Possum, like his two previous albums, and it was recorded with Elliott Smith-producer Rob Schnapf. Check out the tracklist below and album cover above while we wait for the first track from the album to be released.
A couple of days ago I posted Wilco's new single "I Might" from their upcoming album The Whole Love, and yesterday Wilco announced the full details for the album, including artwork, tracklist and release date. The Whole Love will be released on Wilco's own dBpm Records with distribution handled by ANTI-, and it'll be released on September 27 in the US and September 26 in Europe. The album features twelve tracks, including "I Might", and it was recorded in the band's own Chicago studio and it's produced by Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy with Patrick Sansone and Tom Schick. Check out the tracklist below, the album cover above, and head over here to listen to "I Might", with its b-side "I Love My Label".
A few weeks ago I posted the track and video for Purling Hiss' "The Hoodoo", from their new ep Lounge Lizards, which is out on Mexican Summer now. Yesterday Altered Zones shared an mp3 of another track from Lounge Lizards, namely the opening track "Voices" and you can download it below.
Yesterday Gillian Welch released The Harrow & The Harvest, her first album since 2003, and last night she guested Conan O'Brien to perform "The Way It Goes" from the album. She performed the track together with her constant collaborator Dave Rawlings and you can watch the performance below (via The Audio Perv), and if you haven't listened to the album you can still stream it.
Last year Justin Townes Earle released one of the best albums of the year with Harlem River Blues and earlier today Paste premiered the first video from the album, for one of the its best tracks, namely "Slippin' And Slidin'". The video was shot and directed by Joshua Black Wilkins and features Justin Townes Earle in his adopted hometown New York City. Watch it below.
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UPDATE: You can also download an mp3 of the track now at the Adult Swim site.
Dawes released their second full-length, Nothing Is Wrong, a couple of weeks ago and last night they guested Late Show with David Letterman to perform the album's opening track "Time Spent In Los Angeles". Check out the performance below (via The Audio Perv), and head over here to read my review of Nothing Is Wrong.
Since the release of Ryan Adams and The Cardinals' Cardinology in 2008 Adams has been releasing a bunch of previously unheard material, although it's all been archival releases, but now we finally have new music from Ryan Adams. During the past month Ryan Adams has been doing a European solo tour performing on acoustic on piano, playing both the regular stuff, rare gems and new tracks - including one great gig here in Stockholm that I attended.
During the tour (or at least most of the tour dates, not the Stockholm one) Adams has had a 7" single on sale with two tracks; "Empty Room" and "Nutshell" and they've finally made their way online. "Empty Room" is an Adams original reminiscent of his Cold Roses days while "Nutshell" is a stripped-down cover of the Alice In Chains track, and both tracks are far better than his last two studio album, Easy Tiger and Cardinology, showing promise for his upcoming lp. Listen to both tracks below (via The Line Of Best Fit).
Wilco's Solid Sound Festival took place the past weekend and during the festival Wilco's new 7" single for "I Might" was sold early and both "I Might" and the b-side "I Love My Label" have found their way online. "I Might" is a new original track by Wilco, possibly from their upcoming album The Whole Love, which is most likely due sometime during the fall, and "I Love My Label" is a Nick Lowe cover. Listen to both tracks below.
In April I wrote an introductory piece on New York folk rock band Balto and their debut lp, October's Road, which was released earlier this year and since then word has spread and they're releasing the album's opening track, "The Railyard", as a single in the UK today. You can download "The Railyard" using the widget below, and if you're in the US make sure to check them out on their summer tour which is currently being booked.
Last year Curren$y released to of the best hip-hop albums of the year with Pilot Talk and Pilot Talk II and earlier this year he was signed by Warner Bros, and with two mixtapes already released this year, and three albums in the works he's definitely not slowing down. The first of the three albums will be released tomorrow on Warner Bros and it's called Weekend At Burnie's, while Muscle Car Chronicles was originally scheduled for a March date but got postponed and Pilot Talk III hasn't been officially announced yet.
When Ernest Greene's Washed Out project first saw the light of day in 2009 the internet and music press wasn't slow in joining the hype and after his two 2009 ep's there were speculations that we'd never see a full-length album, but earlier this year Within And Without was announced. Greene signed to legendary indie label Sub Pop and Within And Without will be released on July 12 but you can stream the full album right now at NPR.
Head over here to listen to the album right now.
In late May American singer-songwriter Gillian Welch finally announced the release of her fifth album, entitled The Harrow And The Harvest, and it will be released tomorrow via Acony Records, but NPR's First Listen got a full album stream of the record right now. The Harrow And The Harvest was recorded with her partner Dave Rawlings in Nashville, TN and is Welch's first record since 2003's Soul Journey, and features no drastic departure in sound or drop in quality.