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What's New 7-9-21

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New West

“I think everybody – no matter what side of the aisle you’re on – wherever we’re going to next, we're all taking a lot of exit wounds with us,” Dylan says. “Nobody is the same as they were four years ago. That, to me, is what Exit Wounds signifies… wherever you’re headed, even if it’s to a better place, you leave people and things behind, and you think about those people and those things and you carry them with you. Those are your exit wounds. And right now, we’re all swimming in them.”

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Matador

Since forming in high school, Brisbane band The Goon has been celebrated for their unpretentious, kinetic homemade pop. Mirror ll, The Goon Sax's third album and first for Matador, is something else entirely: a new beginning, a multi-dimensional eclectic journey of musical craftsmanship that moves from disco to folk to no wave skronk with staggering cohesion. Gone are the first-person insecurities of their school days - they've been made expansive, more universal, more weird.

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Republic

Following the release of her critically acclaimed album, Nashville-based singer-songwriter and producer Joy Oladokun unveils the "complete" installment of her album series, in defense of my own happiness. The timeless body of work eloquently exudes Joy's deep emotions and confessional leanings as a black woman living in America. This is only the start of a breakout year for the fast-rising Nigerian-American songstress.

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Honey Jar Records

When opening for his brother Chris’ band, Medeski Martin & Wood, Oliver was invited to sit in. Soon thereafter, The Wood Brothers were born. They’ve since gone on to release seven studio albums and earn a Grammy Award-nomination. Until 2020, Oliver had never stepped out under his own name as a solo artist. Always Smilin' is a strong opening statement from Oliver as a solo artist, and one that sets him apart as an accomplished singer and songwriter outside of his day job with The Wood Brothers.

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Rack'Em Records

Almost 50 years after the sessions that would make them an “accidental Texas supergroup” (Rolling Stone), The Flatlanders have returned with their first new album in more than a decade. The iconic trio serve up a rollicking collection of twang-fueled, harmony-laden performances full of wry humor and raw heartbreak. While a few songs here are never-before-heard originals, the vast majority of Treasure of Love consists of tunes the band picked up during their half-century together.

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Highway 20 Records

Lu's Jukebox is a six-volume series of mostly full-band performances recorded live in-studio in Nashville, TN. Each volume features a themed set of songs by other artists curated by Williams, the multi-Grammy award winner. The series aired as ticketed events in late 2020 with a portion of sales benefitting independent music venues struggling to get through the pandemic. Vol. 2: Southern Soul features a collection of classics from Ann Peebles to Al Green to Otis Redding and more.

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