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The Big News
If you are kind enough to have followed this column long enough, it should come as no surprise that we’ve been holding our breath for the release of Real, the latest from alt/country heroine Lydia Loveless. Her sophomore effort Indestructible Machine is one of my favorite albums of the last decade, and Somewhere Else, her 2014 release made it deep into my top ten albums of the year. Ditto for Real, expect to see this cool bit of twang on my end of year list, even in a year like this which has so far been strong for alt/country, especially from women.
A whole steaming slew of new releases from dudes stepping out to do their own thing. Including…
Film and television star Kiefer Sutherland unveils his debut album Down in a Hole.
Sam Coomes of Quasi solos up with Bugger Me.
Thom Sunny Green, drummer of Alt-J, gives up his solo effort, High Anxiety.
And Chris Staples returns with Golden Age.
New Jeff the Brotherhood.
And new Andrew Jackson Jihad (AJJ).
Her Highness Abides
Pure & Simple is the 43rd release from one of my idols, Dolly Parton.
This is the part where we say goodbye to those who’ve hit their last high note. Rock on and rest in peace, brothers and sisters.
Pianist Connie Crothers.
Singer Ruby Wilson.
Manager David Enthoven.
Folk singer Glenn Yarbrough.
Irish musician Padraig Duggan.
Singer Ruby Winters.
Gonna go ahead and give ya a double dose of the Loveless potion this week.
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