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British indie soul musician Kindness (Adam Bainbridge) is releasing his highly anticipated second album Otherness on October 14th. The album follows his critically acclaimed 2012 debut LP World, You Need a Change of Mind. Now based in Geneva, Bainbridge has ties to Philly. In May 2007, he studied at The Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Study. Continue reading →
Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, is a new collaborative album project from Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) and producer T Bone Burnett. The album, which will be released on November 11th, celebrates the discovery of never before heard handwritten Bob Dylan lyrics from his 1967 “Basement Tapes” writing and recording period. Continue reading →
This week’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week is “Saturday Song” by singer-songwriter Hiss Golden Messenger, a folk and country flavored band fronted by M.C. Taylor. His forthcoming album, Lateness of Dancers, is being released on September 9th (Merge Records). The album is HGM’s fifth release, takes its name from a story by acclaimed Southern author Eudora Welty. Joining Taylor on the album are It Megafaun’s Phil and Brad Cook, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man, guitarist William Tyler (The Lambchop, Silver Jews), and longtime member Scott Hirsch. Continue reading →
This week’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week is “Rise Up Singing,” by Trigger Hippy. The band features Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Tom Bukovac, Nick Govrik, and Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman. They’ve previously released an EP, however on September 30th they are releasing their self-titled debut album. Continue reading →
Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini is releasing his new album, Caustic Love, on September 16th. The album is steeped in the soulful vibes and the classic sounds of Stax/Volt records, and is a reinvention of Nutini from singer-songwriter to soul crooner. It’s been five years in the making, and the reviews of the album (already released in the UK), have been nothing but sensational.
Using the original version of the song by Bettye LaVette as a starting point, the Scottish singer grabs hold of the song with all he’s got, owning the song with a soulful, heartfelt vocal delivery.
WXPN Welcomes Nutini to the Trocadero on September 20th. More info about the show and tickets here.
Watch the video for “Let Me Down Easy” recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, below.
Lenny Kravitz is releasing his new album, Strut, on September 23rd. Three years since his last release, Black And White America, the songs on Strut harken back the sound and songwriting of his earlier releases like 1993′s Are You Gonna Go My Way. Below, listen to “The Chamber.”