Essential Full-Length Releases
Alice Bag - Blueprint
Bag is a titan of the punk scene, sitting at the forefront of the riot grrl movement. She founded Bags in 1977, and was involved with a number of bands over the following decades. She released her first solo record, Alice Bag, in 2016.
Watch: "Se Cree Joven"
Courtney Marie Andrews - May Your Kindness Remain
Andrews cites Aretha Franklin as the figure who helped her teach herself to sing, though she does not cite the legendary performer or her contemporaries as influences. Her style combines folk and country, with a throwback feel to the 70s. There's a bit of soul and gospel thrown in there, too.
Watch: "Kindness of Strangers"
Listen: "I’ve Hurt Worse"
Erika Wennerstrom - Sweet Unknown
Erika Wennerstrom is the frontwoman for Heartless Bastards. The band is still together, but she is breaking out with a solo career for the first time in the band's 15-year span. We had the chance to see her perform when she returned home (the band is from Cincinnati) for a show. She was amazing and super nice; I am excited for this first solo outing!
Watch: "Extraordinary Love"
Watch: "Twisted Highway"
The Messthetics - The Messthetics
Fugazi were a post-hardcore band out of DC who were one of the earliest proponents of the DIY sound. They've been on hiatus since 2003, but two members, Brendan Canty and Joe Lally, have now formed this new band. This is the first project for both since their other band's hiatus and they are currently touring behind this debut album.
Listen: "Quantum Path"
Listen: "Serpent Tongue"
Other Full-Length Releases
Bonny Doon - Longwave
Watch: "Long Wave"
Listen: "I Am Here (I Am Alive)"
Cavern of Anti-Matter - Hormone Lemonade
Watch: "Phase Modulation Shuffle"
Watch: "Make Out, Fade Out"
George Ezra - Staying at Tamara’s
Watch: "Saviour" (featuring First Aid Kit)
Guided By Voices - Space Gun
Watch: "Space Gun"
Listen: "Flight Advantage"
Jack White - Boarding House Reach
Watch: "Connected By Love"
Watch: "Over and Over and Over"
Field Report - Summertime Songs
Listen: "Never Look Back"
Preoccupations - New Material
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
Band of Horses - Cease to Begin Reissue
Watch: "No One’s Gonna Love You"
Watch: "Is There a Ghost"
Ben Frost - All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated
Watch: "All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated"
Listen: "Self-Portrait in Aquamarine"
Bob Dylan - Folksinger’s Choice Radio Broadcast
Listen: "Death of Emmett Till"
Listen: "Lonesome Whistle Blues"
Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention - Live…San Francisco
Led Zeppelin - How the West Was Won Remastered
Listen: "Immigrant Song" (Live)
Listen: "Whole Lotta Love " (Live)
Mark Pritchard - The Four Worlds
Watch: "Come Get Us" (featuring Gregory Whitehead)
Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine Reissue
Listen: "Red Shoes By the Drugstore"
Listen: "Blue Valentines"
Tom Waits - Closing Time Reissue
Listen: "Closing Time"
Tom Waits - Foreign Affairs Reissue
Listen: "Foreign Affair"
Listen: "Barber Shop"
Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night Reissue
Listen: "(Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night"
Listen: "New Coat of Paint"
Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine Reissue
Listen: "Heartattack and Vine"
Listen: "Jersey Girl"
Tom Waits - Nighthawks at the Diner Reissue
Listen: "Eggs and Sausage"
Listen: "Better Off without a Wife"
Tom Waits - Small Change Reissue
Listen: "Small Change (Got Rained on with His Own .38)"
Listen: "The Piano Has Been Drinking"