Saturday, July 6, 2019

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending July 6, 2019)

Halle Bailey, one-half of the sister duo Chloe x Halle, was recently cast as Ariel in Disney's latest live action reboot of one of their classic properties, The Little Mermaid. The casting was a surprise, to me at least, but a great choice nonetheless. I'll be interested to hear her voice on re-recordings of some of those classic Disney songs!

There will definitely be a soundtrack for this, so when it's announced, look for it over on my Upcoming Releases page!

Recently, Brittany Howard announced her debut solo album, Jaime.

stereogum.com

Howard is probably best known as the frontwoman the bluesy, soulful roots rock band Alabama Shakes, with which she's released two albums. She's also embarked on a couple of side projects, Thunderbitch and Bermuda Triangle.

Named for her deceased sister, Howard announced Jaime a couple of weeks ago and released the album's lead single, "History Repeats."



Also announced recently:

Belle and Sebastian - Days of the Bagnold Summer (September 13)
Daniel Caesar - CASE STUDY 01 (out now)
Friendly Fires - Inflorescent (August 16)
Hesitation Wounds - Chicanery (August 30)
Joyero - Release the Dogs (August 23)
KAZU - Adult Baby (September 13)
The Lion King Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (July 11)
Nas - The Lost Tapes 2 (July 12)
Oh Sees - Face Stabber (August 16)
Perera Elsewhere - THRILL (September 6)
Saul Williams - Encrypted & Vulnerable (July 18)
Snail Mail - Habit (August 30)
Trentemøller - Obverse (September 27)
The Velvet Underground - The Complete Matrix Tapes (July 12)