We are halfway through the year now, can you believe it? I have to say, I haven’t been blown away by the first 6 months of releases, heres hoping to a better second half. In this final week of June there are a handful of releases I am looking forward to and they are highlighted in Blue. Hopefully there is something in the list that will connect with you and if there is, let me know which one. Also, let me know if I missed anything as it helps our readers find new music. Thanks and have a great weekend!!
Oh yeah…I have a public service announcement at the bottom of the list, please give it a read! It will help us all!!
- The Alarm – Sigma – (Twenty First Century Recording Co): Mike Peters returned in 2018 with the album Equal and it was fantastic. I can’t wait to hear this new one and as with all albums I am excited about, I haven’t heard a song until I take it all in at once. So glad he is back and in such a prolific way!!
- Generation Axe – The Guitars That Destroyed the World (Live in China) – (earMusic): A live album of Guitar Heroes…yes sign me up!! Oh, and a live album on top of that…YES PLEASE!!! You get Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tosin Abasi. Is there anything else that needs to be said…I didn’t think so.
- The Black Keys – “Let’s Rock” – (Nonesuch Records): The Black Keys are back after 5 years since their last album. It is about time guys!! You can never get enough of their sound and I guess that sound is garage rock with blues rock mixed in all spun around with that indie feel to it. Whatever it is, it works.
And the rest…hopefully there is something for you!
- Doobie Brothers – Live From the Beacon Theatre – (Rhino Records)
- Gov’t Mule – Bring on the Music: Live at the Capitol Theatre, Vol 1. – (Mascot Label Group)
- Foy Vance – From Muscle Shoals – (Gingerbread Man Records)
- Ingrid Michaelson – Stranger Songs – (Cabin 24 Records)
- Kylie Minogue – Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection – (BMG)
- Chick Corea – The Spanish Heart Band – (Concord Jazz)
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!
- Chris Brown – Indigo – (RCA): Whatever you do…DO NOT BUY this ass-wipe’s album. Why people still support this fucking, low-life, woman hater is beyond me. How does he still have a career?? If you buy this YOU support hitting women and YOU support his violent behavior and YOU are part of the problem!!!