Former Mark E Smith Wife BRIX SMITH And MARTIN WILLSON-PIPER Are Lost In Angeles

5 January 2022

Artists: BRIX SMITH and MARTIN WILLSON-PIPER

Who: Brix is the former American wife of the late
Manchester legend Mark E Smith. She also played
with his band The Fall. Willson-Piper is a Portuguese
songwriter and notable guitarist.

Album: Collaborative longplayer LOST ANGELES.
Smith
calls it her lost album. She wrote the songs
in the early 90s, but it was never released before.

Louder Than War says: “Lost Angeles really showcases Brix Smith’s magnificent
songwriting talent and her penchant for strong melodies and harmonic vocals. In
this respect you will be hard pushed to find anything better this side of The Beach
Boys. The delay in its release has certainly not lost any of the albums relevance
in the present-day world and will stand the test of time as one of Brix Smith’s
finest recordings. It is certainly one of the most enjoyable albums I have heard
in a very long time.”

Turn Up The Volume: Lost Angeles sounds like guitar pop
dreamers Belly fronted by Tanya Donelly. Same swagger,
same sparkiness, same vocal Donelly timbre, same moodiness.

Stream full LP…

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BRIX SMITH: Facebook

Coming In 2022 – 14th KORN Album

21 December 2021

Band: KORN
Who: Nu metal titans from
Bakersfield, California
Active: 1993–present
Albums: 14 (including new one)

New album: REQUIEM
Release date: 4 February 2022
Order info: here

Press statement: “It is an album born of time and the ability to create
without pressure. Energized by a new creative process free of time constraints,
the band was able to do things with Requiem that the past two decades haven’t
always afforded them, such as taking additional time to experiment together or
diligently recording to analog tape – processes which unearthed newfound sonic
dimension and texture in their music.”

Lead single: Start The Healing

KORN: All AlbumsFacebook

Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of JOHN PRINE Vol. 2

18 December 2021

In April last year legendary country/folk singer-songwriter
JOHN PRINE passed away, aged 73, due to that devastating
coronavirus.

Back in 2010 a tribute album, titled Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows:
Songs of John Prine
celebrated Prine‘s influential career.

A follow-up, Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2
with big-name artistst such as Jason Isbell, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Valerie
June
among others is out now. Info and order facilities here.

I Remember Everything covered here by Brandi Carlile is the last song
ever recorded by Prine and won the 2021 Grammy award for Best American
Roots Song & Best American Roots Performance.

Pitchfork about the tribute: “A second installment of John Prine covers includes
some of the legendary songwriter’s best-known material, illustrating how his legacy,
and the definition of Americana—has shifted since 2010.
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Stream album here…

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JOHN PRINE: History – Discography

(photo: cover of ‘Pink Cadillac’ LP)

Coming Soon… New PAUL WELLER Album Feat. BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA And JULES BUCKLEY

21 November 2021

Artist: PAUL WELLER

New album: AN ORCHESTRATED SONGBOOK
Release: 10 December 2021
Order info: here

On 15 May of this year, the imperishable Modfather PAUL WELLER
played a praised performance along with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
and award-winning arranger Jules Buckley. The concert was recorded and
that live registration comes out 10 December.

Taster: English Rose (a track from The Jam‘s
masterpiece LP All Mod Cons)

Tracklist

Andromeda
English Rose
My Ever Changing Moods
On Sunset
Carnation
Glad Times
Broken Stones (Feat. James Morrison)
Gravity
It´s A Very Deep Sea
Bowie
Equanimity
You´re The Best Thing (Feat. Boy George)
Still Glides The Stream
Movin On
Wild Wood (Feat. Celeste)
Rockets
You Do Something To Me
White Horses

PAUL WELLER: Facebook

New RICHARD ASHCROFT Album – 12 Bittersweet Lockdown Symphonies For Your Candlelight Dinners

31 October 2021

Like many other artists during lockdown, the question for Richard Ashcroft was also “What I am gonna do with all this free time between four walls?” Most of them started to cover others (that trend never seems to stop), some continued making new music and some were counting their money and/or annoyed their families.

Ashcroft decided to re-dress 12 of his most famous songs (The Verve/solo) and released Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1 this weekend. Acoustic? No, not really. Besides an acoustic guitar,
I hear piano, strings, synths, horns, and layers of harmonies. This album is actually about killing time by turning the selected tunes into bittersweet lockdown symphonies with smooth, elegant, and soothing arrangements.

I’m an Ashcroft fan, but I’ll go back to
the originals for my candlelight dinners.

Stream
album via Spotify…

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RICHARD ASHCROFT: Facebook

JOHNNY MARR Plans Double Album ‘FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4’ For February Release

15 October 2021

Artist: JOHNNY MARR
Who: The former musical director
of indie icons The Smiths
Solo albums: 4 (including the new one)

New album: FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4
Release: 25 February 2022 – more info here

Marr: “There’s a set of influences and a very broad sound that I’ve been
developing – really since getting out of The Smiths until now, and I hear
it in this record. There are so many strands of music in it. We didn’t do
that consciously, but I think I’ve got a vocabulary of sound. And I feel very
satisfied that I’ve been able to harness it.”

A few weeks ago he shared the LP’s first single
Spirit Power And Soul. A high-spirited and
glittery power pop stroke.

Here’s the video…

JOHNNY MARR: Facebook

New Album By NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE In December

14 October 2021

Two years after Colorado work-alcoholic Neil Young & Crazy Horse
have another LP canned called Barn. Out 12 December.

Young: “We are so happy to be back in the barn. A barn built to replicate
the 1850s barn that had collapsed in exactly the same place, high in the
mountains of Colorado.”

You can hear lead-single Song Of Seasons but there’s a condition.

You need to subscribe to his website. Why Neil? Does you’re money-orientated
marketing team wants to build a database with our ID info? Sounds like the usual enterprise technique to sell their products in the end as your subscription form
indicates. Way to go, Neil. Rockin’ in the free world? I don’t think so. Of course, you
just do it or you don’t and countless artists use ordinary sales tricks, but that’s not
an excuse, Mister Young. Although I’m a vivid fan I can’t be bothered to hear the
new song under these circumstances.


Welcome to the Neil Young enterprise…

(Image on top: cover of Young’s ‘Comes A Time’ album)

Coming Soon… DAVE GAHAN AND THE SOULSAVERS With Covers Album

8 October 2021

Band: DAVE GAHAN AND THE SOULSAVERS
Who: Side project of Depeche Mode’s frontman
that produced 2 studio albums so far.

New Album: IMPOSTER – covers LP
Release: 12th November 2021

Gahan: “When I listen to other people’s voices and songs, more importantly,
the way they sing them and interpret the words—I feel at home. I identify with it.
It comforts me more than anything else. There’s not one performer on the record
who I haven’t been moved by. I know we made something special, and I hope other
people feel that and it takes them on a little kind of trip – especially people who
love music and have for years.””

Trailer for the album…

Tracklist

01 The Dark End of the Street (Chips Moman and Dan Penn)
02 Strange Religion (Mark Lanegan)
03 Lilac Wine (James Shelton)
04 I Held My Baby Last Night (Jules Bihari and Elmore James)
05 A Man Needs a Maid (Neil Young)
06 Metal Heart (Cat Power)
07 Shut Me Down (Rowland S. Howard)
08 Where My Love Lies Asleep (Gene Clark)
09 Smile (Charlie Chaplin, John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons)
10 The Desperate Kingdom of Love (PJ Harvey)
11 Not Dark Yet (Bob Dylan)
12 Always on My Mind (John Lee Christopher, Jr., Mark James and Wayne Thompson)

First cut…

Original – Cat Power…

DAVE GAHAN: Website

Coming Soon… THE WHITE STRIPES Live At The Detroit Arts Centre – 2001

5 October 2021

Band: THE WHITE STRIPES (Detroit)
Who: Meg and Jack
Active: 1997–2011 / 6 studio albums

New album: THE WHITE STRIPES LIVE AT THE DETROIT ARTS CENTRE
Release: You need to sign up on the Third Man Records website
before 31st October if you want to buy the LP(s). More info here.

Third Man Records announces new White Stripes stuff: “We’re excited to present Vault Package #50: The White Stripes – Live At The Detroit Institute of Arts. The package, centered around the band’s monumental November 2, 2001 performance in the museum’s iconic Diego Rivera Court, features a 2xLP set on red and white vinyl taken directly from soundboard audio, a pro-shot DVD of the complete performance, unseen images by Detroit photographer Steve Shaw, and a custom gatefold jacket. Aside from being a defining document of the band’s global ascendancy 20 years ago, the performance is noteworthy for breaking the museum’s all-time single-day attendance record.”

The sweaty album trailer

THE WHITE STRIPES: All Albums