Saturday, September 16, 2017

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending September 16)

So, it turns out that one-copy Wu-Tang Clan album owned by Martin Shkreli might not really be a legitimate Wu-Tang Clan release. The record does include verses from the members, but were recorded under the belief that they would be for a Cilvaringz album. So, if you're still thinking about buying it on eBay, buyer beware!

If the Wu-Tang clan do announce an official album anytime soon, be sure to look for it on my Upcoming Releases page!

This week, Mavis Staples announced her 16th album, If All I Was Was Black.

Staples has had a long career stretching back to 1950 as a member of the gospel and R&B group The Staples Singers with her father and siblings. She first went solo in 1969 with a self-titled album and has been recording steadily since.

She has enjoyed a late-career resurgence around 2010, spurred in part by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. Since then, she has worked extensively with Tweedy, as well as with Arcade Fire, M. Ward, and Gorillaz, and many other younger artists.

Tweedy produced this latest album from her, which was announced on Monday along with the album's title track.

If All I Was Was Black is set to be released on November 17.

Also announced this week:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures (January 12)
Carla dal Forno - The Garden EP (October 6)
Dan Deacon - Rat Film (October 13)
Fatima Al Qadiri - Shaneera (October 13)
Frightened Rabbit - Recorded Songs (out now)
Grandaddy - Under the Western Freeway: 20th Anniversary Edition (October 20)
Four Tet - New Energy (September 29)
Jamie Lidell - Extended Beginnings (September 18)
Liima - 1982 (November 3)
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People Reissue (November 10)
Rapsody - Laila’s Wisdom (September 22)
SPORTS/Plush Split EP (October 20)
Tomas Barfod - Paloma (November 3)

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