July is almost over, but it isn’t going out before giving us one more week of new releases and there a quite a few, but only a few that I am really eager to hear and those that I will listen to when I have time. My choices will be marked in Blue. Tell me what you are looking forward to hearing or what I might have missed as it is known to happen. I hope there is something for your listening pleasure. Thanks and have a great weekend!
- Matt Nathanson – Postcards (from Chicago) E.P. – (Acrobat Records): Well if you follow this site, then you know this is a no-brainer for me. I have already ordered the 10″ Orange vinyl and not sure when I will get it, but the digital download was ready for me first thing this morning. Matt, and at times friends, are doing a 6 song E.P. of cover songs and the list is quite diverse from Chance the Rapper to Richard Marx to Cheap Trick. Last year or so he did another that was a complete Def Leppard covers E.P. which was Fan’freaking’tastic. So high hopes for this one.
- Soundgarden – Live at the Artists Den – (UMe): Soundgarden is releasing a live show from their 2013 Tour and it will be a full 29 song set and will remind us how great Chris Cornell was as a singer and a frontman. It will be available on Blue Ray, CD, LP and digital. Get the deluxe set to have it all.
And here are some that interest me a little…
- Sugar Ray – Little Yachty – (BMG): Dang, didn’t know they were still doing music. I am interested in hearing this just to see what Mark McGrath and company are up to. And it’s summer and who doesn’t like a little California beach music. I know I will take it with a drink in my hand and toes in the sand…wait that is someone else.
- Andy Grammer – Naive – (S-Curve Records): Andy Grammer is pure pop, but sometimes he is quite fun. He put on a great show a few years back when he opened for Train and the family likes him so this will probably get a spin around the house.
And the rest…
- Violent Femmes – Hotel Last Resort – (Add It Up Productions)
- Janet Jackson – Control: The Remixes – (A&M Records)
- Of Monsters And Men – Fever Dream – (Republic Records)
- Delbert McClinton – Tall, Dark And Handsome – (Hot Shot Records)
- Kaiser Chiefs – Duck – (Polydor Records)
- Wolves at the Gate – Eclipse – (Solid State Records)
- Thy Art is Murder – Human Target – (Nuclear Blast)
- Justin Moore – Late Nights and Longnecks – (Big Machine)