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Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 4-13-18 – 4-19-18

A Hawk and a Hacksaw – Forest Bathing

Adana Twins – Jupiter

Androopers – My Kind Of Monsters

Animal Flag – Void Ripper

A Place To Bury Strangers – Pinned

Bodega Bamz – P.A.P.I.

Brazilian Girls – Let’s Make Love

Breaking Benjamin – Ember

Chris Reimer – Hello People

Confidence Man – Confident Music For Confident People

Derek Smalls – Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)

Fiddlehead – Springtime and Blind

Goldmund – Occasus

High Sunn – Missed Connections

Holiday Inn – Torbido

Jason Aldean – Rearview Town

Jason Derulo – 777

John Prine – The Tree of Forgiveness

Josh Rouse – Love in the Modern Age

Juliana Hatfield – Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John

King Tuff – The Other

Laura Veirs – The Lookout

Low Jack – Riddims du Lieu-dit

Malena Zavala – Aliso

Mackenzie Nicole – The Edge

Mouse on Mars – Dimensional People

Night Flowers – Wild Notion

Oceanator – Lows

Odeko – Rose Tinted Vision Implant

Pac Div – 1st Baptist

Plan B – Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose

Rachael Cantu – Love Rush

Rival Consoles – Persona

RLYR – Actual Existence

Slug – HiggledyPiggledy

Steven Julien – Bloodline

The Damned – Evil Spirits

The Moondoggies – A Love Sleeps Deep

The Nels Cline 4 – Currents, Constellations

Tinashe – Joyride

µ-Ziq – Challenge Me Foolish

Various Artists – Baby Driver Volume 2: The Score for a Score

War On Women – Capture the Flag

Wendy McNeill – Hunger Made You Brave

Wrong – Feel Great

Comment: Of all the 1977 punk rock bands outta the UK, the Stranglers were the worst but the Damned were close to the worst, except for “Neat Neat Neat” and “New Rose,” what is there? Josh Rouse? Except for “Dressed Up Like Nebraska” what else is there? Oh, yeah when I saw him open with Aimee Mann back when Aimee was a genius, he was hungover and very funny. I don’t expect a damn thing from either. Onward, we haven’t heard much from Tinashe since 2016 so who knows? Harry Shearer (Mr. Burns among others) is back in Derek Smalls mode for this Spinal Tap solo album… luckily it isn’t part of his jazz period. Brazilian Girls, Jason ALdean, Jason DeRulo… not much of a week. Nels Cline? Ugh…  Remember back when Juliana Hatfield was losing her virginity to Evan Dando? I love Olivia Newton John as much as anyone (here) but i wonder about this one. Obviously,  the new John Prine is the most anticipated album of the week.

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