New releases for 28 January 2022

This week’s set of goodies is opened by multi-Grammy award winner Lucinda Williams with the latest installment in Lu’s Jukebox, a six-volume series of mostly full-band performances recorded live at Ray Kennedy’s Room & Board Studio in Nashville. Each volume features a themed set of songs by other artists curated by Lucinda, and in Vol.…

New releases for 21 January 2022

This week’s new releases open with Aoife O’Donovan, co-founder of the trio I’m With Her, who continues her passion for collaboration on Age Of Apathy, an album that includes guest appearances by Madison Cunningham and Allison Russell. The album’s singles include ‘Phoenix’, ‘Passengers’ and ‘Prodigal Daughter’. Formed in 2019, Yard Act began life when friends…

Pre-sale of the week: Father John Misty – Chloë And The Next 20th Century, out 8 April

Father John Misty returns with Chloë And The Next 20th Century, his fifth album and first new material since the release of God’s Favorite Customer in 2018. The album was written and recorded between August and December 2020 and features arrangements by Drew Erickson. The album sees Tillman and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Wilson resume their long-term…

New releases for 7 & 14 January 2022

Our pick of the new year’s releases opens with Elvis Costello & The Imposters, who release The Boy Named If (14 Jan), a new album of urgent, immediate songs with bright melodies, guitar solos that sting and a quick step to the rhythm. Costello tells us: “The full title of this record is The Boy…

New releases for 10 & 17 December

Our pick of releases for the run-up to Christmas opens with the extraordinary performance captured on An Orchestrated Songbook in which Paul Weller exquisitely reworked and updated a quintessential selection of his vast catalogue into 75 minutes of breath-taking music that was broadcast by the BBC. The set list includes classic tracks from The Jam,…

New releases for 3 December 2021

This week we kick off with the unique Intra-I, an uplifting celebration of black music that, thanks to Theon Cross’s pioneering approach, helps to redefine the sonic possibilities of the tuba. Reflecting his own heritage, the young virtuoso melds jazz with dub, hip-hop, soca, grime and other sounds connected to the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. This is…

Pre-sale of the week: Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You, out 11 February

Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You is a sprawling double-LP exploring the deepest elements and possibilities of Big Thief. To truly dig into all that the music of Adrianne Lenker, Max Oleartchik, Buck Meek, and James Krivchenia desired in 2020, the band decided to write and record a rambling account of growth as…