THE BLACK KEYS – DELTA KREAM
The Black Keys are no strangers to the blues. Their first two albums featured covers of songs by blues greats like R.L. Burnside, Muddy Waters and Junior Kimbrough (whom they also covered on the 2006 7-song EP, Chulahoma). They’ve gotten back to their blues roots with Delta Kream, which is a covers album featuring the songs of John Lee Hooker, Mississippi Fred McDowell, R.L. Burnside, Ranie Burnette, Big Joe Williams and Junior Kimbrough.
Stream • Easy Eye Sound • 2021
JULIANA HATFIELD – BLOOD
Blood is Juliana Hatfield‘s nineteenth solo album. She describes this new collection of songs as “a reaction to how seriously and negatively a lot of people have been affected by the past four years. But it’s fun, musically. There’s a lot of playing around. I didn’t really have a plan when I started this project.”
Stream • American Laundromat Records • 2021
DAMIEN JURADO – THE MONSTER WHO HATED PENNSYLVANIA
Seattle singer/songwriter Damien Jurado has now released four albums in as many years. His sixteenth studio album, The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, is the first release on his own label, Maraqopa Records.
Stream • Maraqopa Records • 2021
MYLES KENNEDY – THE IDES OF MARCH
Myles Kennedy has followed up his stripped down 2018 solo debut, Year of the Tiger, with a more diverse collection of songs.
Describing The Ides of March in a press release, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Slash) said: “I wanted to make sure the record was diverse. I’m a music geek. I’m a fan. When you’re known for playing a specific genre of music, you don’t always have the opportunity to show your affinity for other styles. That’s the beauty of making solo records. It’s your moment to step out and take chances. I count my lucky stars that I’ve had the good fortune to make records and tour the world with so many talented musicians. With that said, the artist in me still needs to explore.”
Stream • Napalm • 2021
ST. VINCENT – DADDY’S HOME
Self-produced alongside Grammy-winning producer Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift’s 1989 and Folklore), St. Vincent‘s Daddy’s Home pulls influences from David Bowie, Sly and the Family Stone and the early 70’s New York City music scene.
Stream • Loma Vista • 2021
PAUL WELLER – FAT POP (VOLUME 1)
Paul Weller, the legendary leader of The Jam and Style Council, has released his sixteenth solo album. Fat Pop (Volume 1) features “diverse selection of sounds”, according to The Modfather himself.
The follow up to 2019’s On Sunset began while living in isolation last year, before sending the songs to his bandmates to help bring them to life.
Stream • Universal/Polydor • 2021
MASTODON – FORGED BY NERON
After metal had a good week with Gojira‘s Fortitude being the highest-selling album in the US last week, this week we’re blessed with new Mastodon!
Mastodon’s “Forged By Neron” will appear on the Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack, which arrives on June 18.
Stream • Loma Vista Recordings • 2021