Announcement!Fresh Tracks

Music Adds Aug. 30, 2019

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(Left) Shannon Lay recorded her entrancing solo album, August (named for the month in 2017 when she quit her day job for good to commit full-time to music) with long-time friend and collaborator Ty Segall at his East Side home studio. The result, true to her own words, ‘speaks to the visceral aspect of folk music’ and creates ‘this spot by the river where people can go sit and enjoy.’ (Right) Victoria, BC art-pop quintet Bridal Party set out to make pop music they like, and the result on their debut album Too Much is nutritious ear candy that will entice any fun-loving person, offering what has been described as “a perfect marriage of indie pop and soul.” (Think Crumb meets The Cardigans.) Check out the video for the title track below. Also below, The Dead South with their video for “In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company” from their 2014 album In Good Company. (Their new album Sugar & Joy drops in October.) Reminding me of the growling, rumbling train style of bluegrass that Mumford & Sons have long personified, I’ve also included a throwback to one of the best parody music videos of all time!
**HIGHLIGHTS**

**Best musician to quit their day job: Shannon Lay: August
**Best marriage of psych soul and dream pop: Bridal Party: Too Much
**Best bedtime story for adults narrated by a British punk rock icon: The Flaming Lips: Kings Mouth
**Best reminder of the thriving music scene in Denton, TX: Señor Fin: Hardly Alone
**Best debut blending R&B, Soul, and Jazz with all the sophistication of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu: Bryony Jarman-Pinto:
Cage & Aviary
**Best musical power couple to dismantle the establishment: G&D: Black Love & War
**Best musical phoenix to rise from the ashes of poverty and substance abuse: Sunny War: Shell of a Girl
**Best continued example that what’s happening on the fringes of country is far better than anything coming out of the
mainstream: Esther Rose: You Made It This Far
**Best self-produced songwriter from down under you probably have never heard of (but now you have): Robert Reid:
Ride Your Own Track

Alpha Cat/Thatched Roof Glass House/Aquamarine Records/Folk Pop/Rock/
Annika Chambers/Kiss My Sass/Vizztone/Blues/
Black Belt Eagle Scout/At the Party With My Brown Friends/Saddle Creek/Indie Rock/**also digital**
Bodywash/Comforter/Luminelle/Dream Pop/
Bridal Party/Too Much/Kingfisher Bluez/Indie Pop/**digital**
Bryony Jarman-Pinto/Cage and Aviary/Tru Thoughts/R&B/Soul/**digital**
Calexico and Iron and Wine/Years to burn/Sub pop/Indie Rock/**vinyl**
Ceremony/In the Spirit World Now/Relapse/Post Punk/
Charlie Doesn't Surf/Charlie Doesn't Surf/s/r/Alt-Rock/
De La Noche/Blue Days, Black Nights/Get Loud/ElectroPop/
Esther Rose/You Made It This Far/Father/Daughter Records/Indie Country/
Ezra Furman/Twelve Nudes/Bella Union/Fuzz Rock/**digital**
G&D/Black Love & War/Some Otha Ship Connect/Entertainment One/Hip Hop/**digital**
Jesca Hoop/STONECHILD/Memphis Industries/Dream/Psych Pop/**vinyl**
Joyero/Release the Dogs/Merge /ElectroPop/
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard/Infest the Rats' Nest/ATO Records/Hard Rock/Metal/
Kyle Craft/Showboat Honey/Sub Pop/Indie Rock/**vinyl**
Larry Wolf with Four Cats & A Canary/Mood Swings/Whole Big Productions/Jazz/
Le Big Zero/Ollie Oxen Free/s/r/Alt Rock/
Little Church/It's Not You/Diversion Records/Indie Pop/
Lunch Duchess/Crying For Fun/Heavy Meadow/Grunge Pop/
Mad Love/ISH/Gladitude Records/Jazz, Soul/
Moonshine Society/Sweet Thing/s/r/Blues/
Off With Their Heads/Be Good/Epitaph/Punk Rock/
Patrick Park/Here/Gone/s/r/Indie Folk Pop/
Peaer/A Healthy Earth/Tiny Engines/Indie Rock/
Phil and the Osophers/From the Rise of Fall/Factual Fabrications/Indie Rock/**digital**
Professor Louie and the Crowmatix/Miles of Blues/Woodstock Records/Blues/
Redd Kross/Beyond the Door/Merge/Rock/
Robert Reid/Ride Your Own Track/s/r/Folk Rock/
Rose Dorn/Days You Were Leaving/Bar/None/Indie Rock/
Roxy Coss/Quintet/Outside in Music/Jazz/
Safer/Sleepless Nights EP/Cell Laboratories/Indie Pop/Dance Punk/**digital**
Scott Fisher/Songs of Jerry Garcia and Others/1AM Music/Rock/
Senor Fin/Hardly Alone/s/r/Indie Rock/**digital**
Shannon Lay/August/Sub Pop/Indie Folk Pop/**digital**
Shlomo Franklin/Apt. 16/s/r/Folk Rock/
Squidbillies-Various Artists/Squidbillies: Double Platinum Gold/Adult Swim/Rock Soundtrack/**digital**
Staci Griesbach/My Patsy Cline Songbook/s/r/Jazz/
Strange Ranger/Remembering the Rockets/Tiny Engines/Indie Rock/
Sunny War/Shell of A Girl/Hen House Studios/Indie Folk/
Super Doppler/Super Doppler/s/r/Indie Rock/**digital**
Tenor Triage/Tenor Triage/Ropeadope/Jazz/**digital**
The Dreaded Laramie/Goggles/s/r/Indie Pop/**digital**
The Flaming Lips/King's Mouth: Music and Songs/Warner Records/Experimental Rock/**digital**
The Flying Horse Big Band/Good News!/Flying Horse Records/Jazz/
The Hold Steady/Thrashing Thru the Passion/Frenchkiss/Indie Rock/**digital**
The Needs/You Need the Needs/Jansen Records/Power Pop/
Tropical Fuck Storm/Braindrops/Joyful Noise/Experimental Psych Rock/
Valley/Maybe: Side B/Universal Music Canada/Pop/
Vanessa Thomas/Down Younder/Segue Records/Blues/
Yvette Norwood-Tiger/Love Is/Sweet Serenity/Jazz/

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