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Iron and Wine, Lori, 2023 on Black Cricket Recording Co

Tribute EP to Lori McKenna, released as a limited edition sky blue vinyl record in 2023. It’s a double-sided EP, with the same four tracks on each side,…

Son Volt, Day of the Doug: The Songs of Doug Sahm, 2023 on Transmit Sound

Jay Farrar and Son Volt performing the songs of Doug Sahm, over 20 years after he passed in 1999. This was a “Record Store Day First” release back…

Drop Nineteens, Hard Light, 2023 on Wharf Cat Records

Boston’s own Drop Nineteens were a standout “shoegaze” band in the early 90s but broke up in 1994 – this is their first release since 1993, and it…

White Bike, Give Up, 2023 on Turntable Kitchen.

Full album cover of The Postal Service album (of the same name) from 2013 by Portland OR indie band White Bike. I love this series and this album…

Julie Byrne, The Greater Wings, 2023 on Ghostly International

This is Byrne’s first release on Ghostly International and third full-length. Her collaborator and partner Eric Littmann died suddenly during the recording of the album which he was…

Nickel Creek, Celebrants, 2023 on Repair Records

The first Nickel Creek album since 2014 and a welcome reunion for Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins, all of whom have been busy doing other things….

Various Artists, L80s: So Unusual, 2023 on Numero Group

Really interesting package here – the sleeve is basically denim, with a pocket looking like an 80s jeans pocket, complete with lipstick mark and phone number (which actually…

Baby Rose, Through and Through, 2023 on Secretly Canadian

Debut album on Secretly Canadian for Baby Rose (aka Jasmine Rose Wilson) and her second album. Sort of a psychelic soul throwback – her voice gets lots of…

Sunny War, Anarchist Gospel, 2023 on New West

Sunny War, for me, came out of nowhere – I was not familiar with her earlier work though she’s put out 6 previous full length albums (one with…

Nikki Lane, Denim & Diamonds, 2022 on New West Records

Nikki Lane’s fourth full length – her third on New West – produced by Josh Homme. My copy is the purple vinyl edition purportedly limited to 300 units…

Steve Earle & The Dukes, Jerry Jeff, 2022 on New West Records

Earle’s made a number of “tribute” records: Guy (for Guy Clark), J.T. (for his son Justin Towns Earle), Townes (for Townes Van Zandt), and this one, for Jerry…

Billy Bragg, The Million Things That Never Happened, 2021 on Cooking Vinyl

This is Bragg’s COVID album, the title referring to all the events that didn’t take place due to social distancing and stay-at-home protocols. It was produced by The…

Lucinda Williams, Runnin’ Down a Dream: A Tribute to Tom Petty, 2021 on Highway 20 Records

As a fan of both Tom Petty and (especially) Lucinda Williams, I couldn’t pass on this three sided LP – the fourth side is etched with the photo…

Wednesday, Rat Saw God, 2023 on Dead Oceans

Wednesday is out of Asheville NC, and blends together shoegaze / noisy indie rock with a kind of alt. country / country rock vibe. Expect to see much…

Jeff Tweedy, Love is the King, 2020 on dBpm Records

Tweedy went into recording mode when Wilco’s tour was put on hold due to Covid-19 in April of 2020. Both Tweedy’s sons, Spencer and Sam, contribute to the…

Dean & Britta, Quarantine Tapes, 2021 on Double Feature Records

This was released first in 2020 in digital format by Dean & Britta themselves, but then issued on vinyl and CD by Double Feature Records in 2021. Dean…

Maggie Rogers, Notes From The Archive: Recordings 2011-2016, 2021 on Debay Sounds

Like many people, I first became aware of Rogers when a clip of her song “Alaska” being played to Pharrell Williams during a class at NYU Tisch went…

Various Artists, Live Forever: A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver, 2022 on New West Records

Fantastic collection of covers of the original outlaw country troubador. Standouts for me are Miranda Lambert and Margo Price but really all the tracks are wonderful. Produced by…

Shame, Food for Worms, 2023 on Dead Oceans

My membership in Secretly Society actually introduced me to shame, a post-punk band from the UK (who style their name in lower case). This was their third LP…

Sylvan Esso, No Rules Sandy, 2022 on Loma Vista / Psychic Hotline

My copy is the VMP limited, numbered edition on orange vinyl, pressed at Memphis Record Pressing. There’s a partially opaque slipcover through which you can see the tracklist…