Leon Bridges – Coming Home
Leon Bridges has been making a name for himself, and his anticipated debut album is available this week. Invoking sounds from the early ’60s, Bridges provides a soulful R&B doo-wop sound that has been missing from the music scene for some time.
Wold Alice – My Love Is Cool
It took some time and experimentation, but five years after their formation, Wolf Alice released their first album. Formed in 2010, the group tested the waters from folk to punk to rock before feeling comfortable enough in their own style to put out this eclectic debut.
Desaparecidos – Payola
It’s been thirteen years since Conor Oberst released an album with Desaparecidos, but the folk singer shows his angry side in this punk-esque group. Payola is highly political and draws power from ’70s pop that mixes the band’s outrage with strong melodies.
Richard Thompson – Still
The British singer/songwriter releases his sixteenth studio album this week. A slightly more ambitious record than previous releases, Thompson’s work with producer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco still provides a raw, personable sound that allows Thompson’s masterful guitar playing to be heard uninterrupted.
The Cairo Gang – Goes Missing
After changing their sound a bit in 2013’s Tiny Rebels EP, The Cairo Gang returns with a more refined sound on their new release. Drawing comparisons to The Byrds, The Cairo Gang’s jangling guitars, lead-singer Emmet Kelly’s raw voice, and various ’60s style sounds will be sure to provide listener satisfaction.
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