Monday, April 27, 2015|0 comments
When Record Store Day took place earlier this month, included among the special releases were limited-edition vinyl from two Nonesuch artists: Robert Plant's 10" vinyl EP More Roar, with three tracks from his 2014 lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar world tour, and Steve Reich's Grammy Award-winning Music for 18 Musicians re-issued on two 180-gram vinyl LPs. A very limited number of both items is now available in the Nonesuch Store.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsAlbum ReleaseThursday, April 23, 2015|0 comments
London-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney's debut album, The Longest River, is due out next week on Nonesuch Records. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full till then at The Bluegrass Situation, and, for folks in Australia, at Rhythms. "She's already garnering mounds of praise," says The Bluegrass Situation. "Riding through The Longest River, listeners will hear why ... From Baroque folk to Norwegian jazz, Chaney's River is both wide and deep." Chaney tours the UK in May and North America in June.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsAlbum ReleaseTuesday, April 21, 2015|0 comments
As English singer/songwriter/guitarist Lianne La Havas prepares her new album, Blood, for summer release, she has premiered a new song, "Unstoppable." Hear it here and download with pre-orders of the album. Blood was inspired by her Jamaican and Greek family heritage. Lyrically, the songs she wrote are almost all related to "the feeling of who you are and where you come from," she says. Musically, she took inspiration from Jamaica's love of grooves, rhythms, and syncopation. Dancehall/reggae producer Stephen McGregor joined in the making of Blood, as did a rich collection of others.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsAlbum ReleaseTuesday, April 21, 2015|0 comments
The Staves' Justin Vernon–produced label debut, If I Was, released last month on CD and digitally, is now available on vinyl. The New York Times says the three sisters bring "angelic harmonies" to the "consistently daring" album. Stereogum calls If I Was "essential listening." The trio, currently touring Europe, has just announced a performance at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on May 11 and will perform at Vernon's Eaux Claires festival in July.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsAlbum ReleaseFriday, April 17, 2015|0 comments
Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record stores, takes place this Saturday, April 18, and included among the special limited-edition vinyl releases are the Robert Plant 10" More Roar, a double LP of Steve Reich's Grammy-winning Music for 18 Musicians, and a Buena Vista Social Club 7" single.