Music Adds Feb. 8, 2019

By February 8, 2019 Announcement!, Fresh Tracks
38 years since the release of their last new material, legendary British Ska-Punk band The Specials return with their politically-charged album Encore and just hit the top of the UK Album Charts, proving they are as relevant today as ever.
 
February 5th, 2019

**HIGHLIGHTS**

**Best modern alt-twang crooner: Steve Gunn: The Unseen In Between
**Best sonic layer cake and rock ‘n’ roll mom: Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow
**Best role model for young rockers: Madame Gandhi: Bad Habits Compilation
**Best chameleonic singer-songwriter since Beck: Daniel Romano: Finally Free
**Best most amazing surprise following a 37 year hiatus: The Specials: Encore
**Best conduit to David Bowie in the stellar heavens: Rustin Man: Drift Code
**Best original voice coming out of LA: Clare Means: Sidewalk Astronomy
**Best thing warming up the Minnesota folk scene: Palmer T. Lee: Winebringer
**Best all-star tribute to a timeless album: Mercury Rev: Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited

A Fragile Tomorrow/Generation Loss/MPress Records/Rock
Antonioni/The Odds Were All Beating Me/s/r/Rock
Beirut/Gallipoli/4AD/Rock
Cancion Franklin/Stone for Stone/s/r/Roots Rock
Clare Means/Sidewalk Astronomy/Batteries and Old Radios/Indie Rock
Curt Castle/If I'm Here At All/True Blue/Rock/**digital**
Daniel Romano/Finally Free/New West/Rock/**digital**
Deep State/The Path to Fast Oblivion/Friendship Fever/Rock/**digital**
Deer Tick/Mayonaisse/Partisan/Rock/**digital**
Deerhunter/Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?/4AD/Rock
Down Dirty Shake/Down Dirty Shake/s/r/Rock
Girlpool/What Chaos Is Imaginary/Anti/Rock
Go Fever/Daydream Hawker/s/r/Rock
Grandchildren/Grandchildren/Ernest Jenning/Indie/**digital**
Guided By Voices/Zeppelin Over China/GBV Inc/Rock
Guster/Look Alive/Nettwerk/Indie Pop
Joshua Burnside/Ephrata/Quiet Arch/Rock/**digital**
Judas Goat/Big Daddy T/s/r/Blues
Los Goutos/Mighty/s/r/Folk
Madame Gandhi/Bad Habits Compilation/S/R/Pop
Marley's Ghost/Travelin' Shoes/Sage Arts/Bluegrass
Mercury Rev/Bobbie Gentry's the Delta Sweete Revisited/Partisan/Rock/**digital**
Mike Krol/Power Chords/Merge/Rock
Nicola Cruz/Siku/ZZK/World
Rick Vito/Soulshaker/Vizztone/Blues/**digital**
Rustin Man/Drift Code/Domino/Rock/**digital**
Sam Valdez/Mirage/Nevado/Dream Pop
Sharon Van Etten/Remind Me Tomorrow/Jagjaguwar/Rock/**digital**
Skyfoot/Blindly On Through/s/r/Jam Rock
Sneaks/Highway Hypnosis/Merge/Indie Pop
Steve Gunn/The Unseen In Between/Matador/Rock
Stokeswood/Waking Up/Rock Love Magic/Pop
Tedeschi Trucks Band/Signs/Fantasy/Rock/**digital**
The Silver Snails/The 7 Melodies/Snailform Records/Rock/Pop
The Specials/Encore/Island/Ska/**digital**
Weeknight/Dead Beat Creep/Dead Stare/Synth Pop
William Tyler/Goes West/Merge/Folk

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