Saturday, February 17, 2018

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending February 17)

One of my favorite new trends in music is the craft beer co-brand. A wide array of musicians have gotten their own beers, including Julianna Barwick, Mastodon, and Miles Davis. This week added a new artist to the line-up, Run the Jewels. The duo will be releasing a new beer, the "Panther Like a Panther" stout.

If Run the Jewels have any other, music-related, announcements soon, be sure to keep an eye out for it on my Upcoming Releases page!

This week, Courtney Barnett announced her sophomore solo album, Tell Me How You Really Feel.

Many of us were first introduced to Barnett with the release of The Sea of Split Peas, which was a re-release of her first two EPs, but it was her debut, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit that made me first fall in love with her music. The record easily made it onto my list of favorite albums for 2015, I loved her conversational, seemingly train of thought style.

She continued that style last year, partnering up with another purveyor of the meandering lyric, Kurt Vile, for Lotta Sea Live. She teased this new album early in the week, releasing a trailer featuring some new music. She capped off the week with the official announcement, along with the first single, "Nameless, Faceless".

Tell Me How You Really Feel is set to be released on May 18.

Also announced over the past two weeks:

Alice Bag - Blueprint (March 23)
Altered Carbon: Original Netflix Series Soundtrack (out now)
The Body - I Have Fought Against It, but I Can’t Any Longer (May 11)
BOOTS - #DARKDAZE (out now)
Busdriver - “The Imperfect Cinema” (out now)
DRINKS - Hippo Lite (April 20)
Eleanor Friedberger - Rebound (May 4)
Forth Wanderers - Forth Wanderers (April 27)
Half Waif - Lavender (April 27)
John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness (April 13)
Johnny Cash: Forever Words (April 6)
Lion Babe - “Honey Dew” (out now)
Lost Girls - Feeling EP (March 2)
Mark Pritchard - The Four Worlds (March 23)
MF DOOM & Czarface - Czarface Meets Metal Face! (March 30)
Okkervil River - In the Rainbow Rain (April 27)
A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant (April 20)
Rafiq Bhatia - Breaking English (April 6)
Ryan Adams - “Baby I Love You” (out now)
Tanlines - Present (out now)
Tinashe - “Faded Love” (out now)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food (April 6)
Willie Nelson - Last Man Standing (April 27)

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