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Here comes summer, school is out on happy days and the wild world of music is coming your ways so… what are we looking forward to here? I didn’t care less about Jenny Lewis but after her terrific turn at Governors Ball, I am wondering if this will be a biggie for her. Sinead O’Connor –because, well, because she is an enormously consistent recording artist, and Spider Bags who released the best album of 2012

June 24

A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Sea When Absent

Bad Suns – Language & Perspective

Bernhoft – Islander

Carsie Blanton – Not Old, Not New

City Walls Autumn Falls – Factory

Donovan Blanc – S/T

Ed Sheeran – x (multiply)

Eric Johnson – Europe Live

How To Dress Well – What Is This Heart?

Jess Klein – Learning Faith

John Mark Nelson – Sings the Moon

Magic Man – Before the Waves

Peter Frampton – Hummingbird In A Box

Peter Gabriel – Back to Front/Live In London (DVD)

Phish – Fuego


Rachel Taylor (He Is We) – Come Alive EP

SomeKindaWonderful – S/T

SPEAK – Pedals

Strand of Oaks – HEAL

The Tall Pines – Black Ribbon (EP)

Vacationer – Relief

Wagons – Acid Rain & Sugar Cane


July 1


Beth Orton – Central Reservation (Deluxe)

Blank Paper – S/T EP

Chicago – XXXVI Now

Elton John – The Million Dollar Piano (DVD)

George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage (UK)

Jim Lauderdale – I’m A Song

Jonah Tolchin – Clover Lane

Levon Helm Band – Midnight Ramble Sessions III

Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy

Pink Floyd – The Division Bell (20th Anniv. Box)

Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) – All I Do Is Lie


July 8


Andy Bull – Sea of Approval (7/11 AUS)

Bright Light Bright Light – Life Is Easy

Cloud Boat – Model of You (UK)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – CSNY 1974 (Live Box)

Eugene McGuinness – Chroma (UK)

John Mellencamp – Performs Trouble No More Live @ Town Hall

Jon Allen – Deep River

La Roux – Trouble In Paradise

Manic Street Preachers – Futurology (UK)

Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear

Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited: Live at The Royal Albert Hall (CD/DVD)

Tim Bowness (No-Man) – Abandoned Dancehall Dreams


July 15


Bear In Heaven – This Is Over One Day Old

Big Wreck – Ghosts (6/10 CAN)

Charlie Simpson – Long Road Home

Dead Fingers – Big Black Dog

Fink – Hard Believer

Jason Mraz – YES! (w/ Raining Jane)

Jay Brannan – Always, Then, and Now

John Hiatt – Terms of My Surrender

Landlady – Upright Behavior (7/15)

Little Daylight – Hello Memory

Luluc – Passerby

Morrissey – World Peace Is None of Your Business

Puss N Boots (Norah Jones) – No Fools, No Fun

Slow Club – Complete Surrender

Stu Larsen – Vagabond

Trampled By Turtles – Wild Animals

Woman’s Hour – Conversations


July 22


Allison Weiss – Remember When EP

Colony House – When I Was Younger

Got A Girl – I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now

Nell Bryden – Wayfarer

Yes – Heaven & Earth


July 29


Allman Brothers Band – 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (Box)

Angus & Julia Stone – S/T (Prod: Rick Rubin) (8/1)

Bebel Gilberto – Tudo!

Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale

Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

Marc Broussard – A Life Worth Living

New God – Firework

The Tins – Young Blame

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye


July TBA


MT – What We Are


August 5


Arkells – High Noon

EDJ (Fruitbats’ Eric D. Johnson) – S/T

Spider Bags – Frozen Letter

Spoon – They Want My Soul

The Empty Hearts – S/T

The Rosebuds – Sand + Silence



August 12


Brian Setzer – Rockabilly Riot

Childhood – Lacuna (UK)

HEK – Please Tease Me

Lucero – Live From Atlanta

Sinead O’Connor – I’m Not Bossy I’m The Boss


August 19


Bahamas – Bahamas is Afie

Benjamin Booker – S/T

Dirty Loops – Loopified

James Taylor – TBA

JJ – V

Kimbra – The Golden Echo

Liam Bailey – Definitely NOW

Luke Sital-Singh – The Fire Within

Orenda Fink – Blue Dream

Say Yes – S/T

The Bad Plus – Inevitable Western

The Magic Numbers – Alias

Twin Atlantic – Great Divide (UK)

Various – Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited


August 26


Billy Childs & Guests – Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

Brad Paisley – Moonshine in the Trunk

Cold Specks – Neuroplasticity

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lose

Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)- Thick as a Brick Live in Iceland (DVD)

J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) – Tied To A Star

Merchandise – After the End

Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time

The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

Ty Segall – Manipulator


September 2


Anthony D’Amato – The Shipwreck from the Shore

Blonde Redhead – Barragán

Circa Waves – EP

Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland

Maroon 5 – V

The Kooks – Listen

The Pierces – Creation (UK)


September 9


BANKS – Goddess

Crow Moses – Horse Heaven Hills

Interpol – El Pintor

Justin Townes Earle – Single Mothers

Lewis & Clarke – Triumvirate

Loudon Wainwright III – Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet)

Tennis – Ritual In Repeat


September 16


Jerry Douglas – Three Bells

My Brightest Diamond – This Is My Hand

Nick Mulvey – First Mind (U.S.)

Tweedy – Sukierae (Jeff Tweedy & Son)



September 23


Gossling – Harvest Of Gold (U.S.)

Imelda May – Tribal

Jackie Evancho – Awakening

Lenny Kravitz – Strut


September 30


Kat Edmonson – The Big Picture

Mary Lambert – TBD





Allen Stone – TBA (Summer)

Annie Stela – Whiplash Blues (TBA)

As Animals – S/T

Ben Ottewell (Gomez) – Rattlebag (TBA)

Charlene Soraia – Love Is The Law (TBA)

Dear Plastic – The Thieves Are Babes (TBA)

Deluka – BONDS EP (TBA)

Don Henley – Cass County (TBA)

Ellis Paul – Chasing Beauty (TBA)

Empires – Orphans (TBA)

Erlend Øye (Kings of Convenience) – Legao (TBA)

Haroula Rose – Here The Blue River (TBA)

Jo Hamilton – Fractals (Late Summer TBA)

Jonah Tolchin – Clover Road (Summer TBA)

Kite Club – Fresh Air for Humans (TBA)

Madi Diaz – Phantom (Fall TBA)

Marianne Faithfull – Give My Love to London (Sept. TBA)

Megan Washington – There, There (Sept. TBA AUS)

Miranda Lee Richards – Echoes of the Dreamtime (TBA)

Natalia Zukerman – Come Thief, Come Fire (TBA)

Peter Himmelman – The Boat That Carries Us (TBA)

Rich Robinson (Black Crowes) – The Ceaseless Sight (TBA)

Sara Lowes – The Joy of Waiting (TBA)

Sara Swenson – Runway Lights (Summer TBA)

Sasha Siem – Most of the Boys (TBA)

Scott Matthews – Home Pt. 1 (TBA)

Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault (Fall)

The Flaming Lips – With A Little Help from My Fwends (Sgt. Pepper Tribute) (10/28)

The Good Natured – Prism (Summer TBA)

The Vespers – Sisters and Brothers (TBA

Toby Lightman – Every Kind of People (TBA)

Wakey! Wakey! – All It Takes Is A Little Love (TBA)

Whitehorse – Leave No Bridge Unburned (Feb. 2015)

Winterpills – Echolalia (Covers) (TBA)

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