Featured New Releases – 6/26/2018

Summer is here and so is a whole host of new music to enjoy. In addition to everything listed below, there’s loads more that’s been added to our library, so stay tuned to WWCF Radio at 88.7 FM and wwcfradio.org to hear all the great new music!

Album Releases
johnprine-thetreeofforgiveness John Prine
The Tree of Forgiveness

The Tree of Forgiveness is John Prine’s first collection of new material since 2005’s Grammy-winning Fair and Square. Prine teamed up with producer David Cobb and enlisted friends like Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires to sing along on news songs as well as some that had waited to be finished for decades. The musical arrangements may be simpler than on past efforts, yet his unique ability to distill complex emotions into everyday language remains fully intact.

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rogerdaltrey-solongasihaveyou Roger Daltrey
As Long As I Have You

The legendary Who singer’s first solo since 1992, So Long As I Have You features eleven new studio recordings of original material and covers of tracks from the likes of Stephen Stills, Parliament, Nick Cave, Stevie Wonder, and Dusty Springfield. The album also features guitar from fellow Who bandmate Pete Townshend.

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fatherjohnmisty-godsfavoritecustomer Father John Misty
God’s Favorite Customer

Hot on the heels of 2017’s Pure Comedy, Josh Tillman’s newest album as Father John Misty was written largely in New York between Summer 2016 and Winter 2017, and recorded with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, Dave Cerminara, and Trevor Spencer.

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lowcutconnie-dirtypicturespt2 Low Cut Connie
Dirty Pictures (Part 2)

In their fifth album, this little act from South Philly continues to dig in their corner of the sandbox, looking for something useful and real to offer their fans. Adam Weiner and the rest of the crew try to light the fire at every show and with every record, and their newest release seeks to remind all of us, all the little people, to keep our fires lit at any cost.

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chrisstills-dontbeafraid Chris Stills
Don’t Be Afraid

Recorded over the last few years, Don’t Be Afraid, is an evocative collection of eleven heartfelt songs in which Chris Stills exudes a pure authenticity as he writes about his personal life and experiences over the past decade. With an endearing and honest intimacy he crosses a wide range of ups and downs through love and hardships that Chris calls a “self-reflective, atmospheric space walk”. His first album in over ten years, the collection features three co-writes showcasing new and old friendships, and Chris’s personal touch on songs by Pink Floyd, Harry Nilsson, Tom Petty, and Queen.

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therecordcompany-allofthislife The Record Company
All Of This Life

The Record Company continues with their signature gritty, rock & roll, blues sound on the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated debut. The new album incorporates the band’s organic style, but provides a richer, full expanded sound using Boulevard Recording Studio and mixes by Mark Needham and is comprised of stories about moving through difficult times in life and coming through the other side as shared by their fanbase over the last two years of non-stop touring.

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joebonamassa-britishbluesexplosionlive Joe Bonamassa
British Blues Explosion Live

Recorded at Greenwich Music Time in London in July of 2016, British Blues Explosion Live features Joe Bonamassa and a five piece band paying homage to legendary British guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page with his stunning performance of their blues-rock classics.

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courtneybarnett-tellmehowyoureallyfeel Courtney Barnett
Tell Me How You Really Feel

Known for mixing witty observations with unflinching self-assessment, Grammy nominated Courtney Barnett’s new collection of songs see a more serious and outwardly tone capturing the current social landscape yet still retaining moments of intimacy and warmth. As the world becomes more familiar with Barnett, these songs feel comforting and emphatic yet that raw energy and the ability to make the listener think still remain.

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willienelson-lastmanstanding Willie Nelson
Last Man Standing

Comprised entirely of songs newly-penned by Willie along with longtime collaborator and producer Buddy Cannon, Last Man Standing is one of his most personal and introspective albums to-date. An album that acknowledges the transience of time while marveling at the joy, beauty and surprise the world has to offer, this new album finds Willie Nelson rolling at a creative peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that comes from the road.

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davealvinandjimmiedalegilmore-downeytolubbock Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Downey To Lubbock

Downey To Lubbock was born by immaculate inspiration from live shows Grammy winner Dave Alvin and Grammy nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore performed together in 2017. Just the two of them were swapping songs and cutting up, each with a guitar and a heart full of soul, musicians who have been on the road their entire adult lives. The result is an album of blues, rock and folk inspired tunes–10 covers and two originals–that both of their fans will enjoy.

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wylieandthewildwest-2000milesfromnashville Wylie & the Wild West
2000 Miles from Nashville

Born into a 4th generation ranching family on the empty sprawl of Northern Montana, Wylie Gustafson is an American original. Says Wylie, “These musical gems were passed down from family and picked up from ranch hands. We still want to sing the honest and gritty songs that celebrate our farming and ranching heritage- the forgotten culture- the silent industry that puts the food on our table. It is the demographic that has been ignored by corporate radio.”

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westerncenturies-songsfromthedeluge Western Centuries
Songs From The Deluge

With their lastest release, honky-tonk supergroup Western Centuries brings country music home to it’s eclectic and unpretentious origins. This fresh set of songs spans psychedelia, boogie-woogie, and quixotic tales of love, and the carefully honed sound is supported by the band’s signature literary approach to lyricism. Western Centuries’ three songwriters (Ethan Lawton, Cahalen Morrison, Jim Miller) traverse vastly differing geographies the city, the Southwest, the metaphysical and weave together a tapestry of Western music without sacrificing their hard-earned country dancehall sound.

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vanmorrison-joeydefrancesco-youredrivingmecrazy Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco
You’re Driving Me Crazy

The follow-up to Van Morrison’s 2017 chart-topping jazz album Versatile, the new studio collaboration between Morrison and legendary Hammond organist Joey DeFrancesco features interpretations of jazz and blues standards as well as selections from Van’s songbook.

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szlachetka-hearofmyhometown Szlachetka
Heart of My Hometown

Heart of My Hometown shines a light on Szlachetka as a singer, prolific songwriter, storyteller, and fiery lead guitarist. It is an album whose touchstones include the charged roots-rock of Tom Petty and the warm, acoustic sounds of Jackson Browne, and Szlachetka moves between both ends of that spectrum with ease, splitting his time between full-band anthems and more intimate, acoustic moments. It’s an album built for road trips, slow dances, wild Friday nights, and everything in between.

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raylamontagne-partofthelight Ray LaMontagne
Part of the Light

Part of the Light is singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s seventh album and the self-produced follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed Ouroboros. “The writing of the songs is always the same–it’s just a matter of listening to the melodies and then waiting for them to tell you what they want to be,” explains LaMontagne. “But while I’m writing them they’re still a mystery to me. You just have faith in these little snippets of melodies and follow them when they appear. They’re all kind of surprises to me. And that’s OK.”

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stevewynn-dazzlingdisplay Steve Wynn
Dazzling Display

Dream Syndicate co-founder Steve Wynn followed up his acclaimed 1990 debut Kerosene Man in 1992 with Dazzling Display. This was another star-studded affair, featuring contributions from Peter Buck of R.E.M., Vicki Peterson of The Bangles, Flo & Eddie, and many more. In the liner notes of Omnviore Recordings’ reissue of this LP, Wynn writes “It’s a really fun record. It was made with a fan’s enthusiasm as a reflection of the things that made me happy and got me excited in 1991. It may not have been the right record for its time and it may not have been the right record for this particular recording artist. But it sure feels good to listen to it now. And in 2018, that’s what matters most of all. Enjoy.” The album’s original playlist is joined by six rare bonus tracks, which include covers of tracks originally recorded by Sonic Youth and Paul Simon.

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Single Releases

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Paul McCartney
“Come On To Me”
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Boz Scaggs
“Out of the Blues”
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Prince
“Mary Don’t You Weep”
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Arthur Buck
“Are You Electrified?”
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American Aquarium
“Tough Folks”
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Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
“Love And Trust”
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Big Something
“The Cave”
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Dispatch
“Dear Congress, (17)”
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Leon Bridges
“Bad Bad News”
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Florence + The Machine
“Hunger”
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Fruition
“Let’s Take It Too Far”
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Matthew Sweet
“I Belong To You”
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Jim James
“Just A Fool”
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Dave Matthews Band
“Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin) “
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Boo Ray & Lilly Winwood
“Hard to Tell”
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Nick Lowe
“Tokyo Bay”
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Gretchen Peters
“Wichita”
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Brandi Carlile
“Hold Out Your Hand”
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George Thorogood & The Destroyers
“Shot Down” b/w “Ain’t Coming Home Tonight”
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Ry Cooder
“Shrinking Man”
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Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear
“Childhood Goodbye”
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Johnnyswim and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
“Goodbye Road”
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The Tillers
“Revolution Row”
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Leftover Salmon
“Show Me Something Higher”
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Phoebe Hunt
“Marching On”
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Trampled by Turtles
“The Middle”
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Naked Giants
“Everybody Thinks They Know (But No One Really Knows)”
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Albert Hammond Jr.
“Far Away Truths”
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Eels
“Today Is The Day”
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Noah Gundersen
“Number One Hit of the Summer (Fade Out)”
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Ziggy Marley
“Rebellion Rises”
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Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads
“Once in a Lifetime”
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Cheech And Chong
“Up In Smoke 2018”
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Nakia
“Whipping Post”
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