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Every Monday, Ghettoblaster is looking back to new albums released the previous week. Below you’ll find several albums released on Friday April 15th that we believe are definitely worth a listen.

Kevin Morby – Singing Saw (Dead Oceans)


Singing Saw combines straightforward folk rock with a triumphant horn section and gospel leaning backing vocals, all while being overseen by the cool, Bob Dylan-esque singing and songwriting of 28 year old music veteran Kevin Morby.  Having released several albums as a member of Woods, a couple as a member of Babies, and now his third as a solo artist, Morby knows how to write really engaging music at this point.  Singing Saw covers a lot of ground lyrically, from personal ruminations to responding to police brutality, yet the songs always stay grounded.  All that aside, this is just a great sounding folk rock album, which is a joy to listen to.

 

Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (Atlantic Records)


“Hello my son, welcome to Earth / May not be my last, but you’ll always be my first” is the lovely opening lyric of A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, the incredibly personal new album from country artist Sturgill Simpson.  This album is a letter to his newborn son and finds Simpson equally dispensing advice and poetically describing his immense love for the newest addition to his life.  The country sound on the album generally falls into three categories: beautiful orchestral country, straightforward modern country rock and rollicking country complete with an awesome horn section.  Also, he impeccably covers Nirvana’s “In Bloom.”  This is all in just nine songs in under 40 minutes, making it a lean and remarkable listen.

PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project (Island Records)


The story of PJ Harvey’s The Hope Six Demolition Project is at least as interesting as the resulting album, if not more.  Harvey traveled to Afghanistan, Kosovo and Washington D.C. to be inspired for her new album.  The Hope Six Demolition Project could therefore be described as journalistic rock music.  A lot of her observations have been met with criticism, especially surrounding the song “The Community of Hope.”  Lyrically this album is quite dour with not much hope being offered for the state of our world, which is a hard pill to swallow if you reside in a neighborhood Harvey is singing so negatively about.  Yet, there is something admirable about presenting an unfiltered, outsider perspective over engaging, messy and rough alternative rock music.  This is all around a difficult album to engage, yet a rewarding one for those who spend time with it.

Other Noteworthy Releases

The Coathangers – Nosebleed Weekend (Suicide Squeeze)

Mr. Lif – Don’t Look Down (Mello Music Group)

Ashley Shadow – Ashley Shadow (felte)

 

 

The Coathangers release their fifth LP, Nosebleed Weekend, on April 15 via Suicide Squeeze Records!

Hear “Squeeki Tiki” below and catch them on tour all over in the coming months starting tonight with a sold-out show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn!

03.29.16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right w/ Tijuana Panthers
03.31.16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn

04.06.16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Death Valley Girls
04.15.16 – Atlanta, GA @ Star Bar – RECORD RELEASE SHOW
04.21.16 – Hot Springs National Park, AR @ Low Key Arts
04.22.16 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Har Mar Superstar
04.23.16 – Norman, OK @ Norman Music Festival
04.25.16 – San Antonio, TX, Paper Tiger
04.27.16 – McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura
04.30.16 – May 1.16 – Orlando, FL @ Moonstone Music Festival

05.21.16 – Denver, CO @ Project Pabst
05.26.16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore w/ Refused
05.27.16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre w/ Refused
05.28.16 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House w/ Refused
05.30.16 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up w/ Refused
05.31.16 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre w/ Refused

06.01.16 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater w/ Refused
06.03.16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ Refused
06.04.16 -Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Festival
06.05.16 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk w/ Refused
06.07.16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks at the Landing w/ Refused
06.08.16 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution w/ Refused
06.09.16 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre w/ Refused
06.11.16 – San Juan, PR @ Club 77

Nobunny has announced a rather substantial tour. On some dates, he’ll be joined by Pookie and the Poodlez and The Coathangers. You can see the dates below.

Date City Venue
9/20 MILWAUKEE, WI Riverwest Public House ( w/ Pookie & The Poodlez)
9/22 CHICAGO, IL East Room ( w/ Pookie & The Poodlez)
9/23 INDIANAPOLIS, IN The Hi Fi ( w/ Pookie & The Poodlez)
9/24 NASHVILLE, TN The End ( w/ Pookie & The Poodlez)
9/26 MEMPHIS, TN Gonerfest 12
10/13 ST LOUIS, MO Off Broadway
10/14 LAWRENCE, KS Jackpot
10/15 DENVER, CO Larimer Lounge
10/16 SLC, UT Kilby Court
10/17 BOISE, ID The Watercooler
10/18 PORTLAND, OR Analog Cafe
10/19 VANCOUVER, BC Colbat
10/20 SEATTLE, WA Highline
10/22 OAKLAND, CA Leo’s
10/23 LOS ANGELES, CA The Echo
10/24 SANTA ANA, CA Beach Goth
10/26 SAN DIEGO, CA The Casbah
10/27 TUCSON, AZ Club Congress
10/28 PHOENIX, AZ Valley Bar (w/ the Coathangers)
10/30 AUSTIN, TX Sidewinder(w/ the Coathangers)
10/31 DALLAS, TX Pariah Arts
11/10 DETROIT, MI UFO Factory
11/11 TORONTO, ON Adelaide Hall
11/12 MONTREAL, QC Bar La Ritz
11/13 BOSTON, MA Middle East Upstairs
11/14 BROOKLYN, NY Palisades
11/15 PHILADELPHIA, PA Johnny Brendas
11/17 BALTIMORE, MD Ottobar
11/18 RALEIGH, NC Kings Barcade
11/19 ATLANTA, GA Drunken Unicorn
11/20 ST AUGUSTINE, FL Nobbys
11/21 MIAMI, FL Gramps
11/22 ORLANDO, FL Wills Pub
11/24 NEW ORLEANS, LA Siberia
11/25 BIRMINGHAM, AL Saturn
11/27 MEMPHIS, TN Murphys
11/28 SPRINGFIELD, MO Outland

The Coathangers have been road-dogging it since their latest and greatest record which  garnered critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Nylon, Vogue, Rolling Stone and more.  After touring the world, Australia, Europe, few and far between – they’re ready to hit the studio this fall with Nic Jodoin (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Desert Noises) to start work on the next record which we’ll see sometime next year.

If you’re unfamiliar, The Coathangers’ casual approach to making music will shake you with their devil-may care / rowdy house-show vibe performances. Catch them this summer at Burger A Go Go, Riot Fest, TBD plus more – all dates listed below.

7/25: Capital Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA

8/8: Wrecking Ball – Atlanta, GA

9/4: Burger A Go Go – Santa Ana, CA

9/8: Stone Fox – Nashville, TN

9/9: Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN

9/11: Riot Fest – Chicago, IL

9/12: Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN

9/14: Look Out Lounge – Omaha, NB

9/15: Jackpot – Lawrence, KS

9/16: Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO*

9/17: Diabolical Records – SLC, UT*

9/18: Holland Project – Reno, NV*

9/19: TBD Festival – Sacramento, CA

9/21: Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA*

9/24: Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA*

9/25: Casbah – San Diego, CA*

10/24-10/25: Santa Ana, CA – Beach Goth Fest

* – w/ The Birth Defects

The Coathangers hit the road again – co-headlining Burger-a-go-go Fest with Dum Dum Girls, Bleached, Best Coast, Shannon and the Clams as well as Athfest, plus a slew of Southeast dates. Their fourth full length, Suck My Shirt (out now on Suicide Squeeze Records) hit hard – featuring spikey, jarring guitar riffs, raspy vocals and solid melodic hooks. Be sure and catch their rowdy, house-show vibe performance that showcases the ladies’ alluring spontaneity and happy accidents of earlier releases yet proves the (now) trio to be as far more deliberate and locked-in than ever!

Here are the dates:

6/20: Athfest – Athens, GA

6/21: Brooklyn Night Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY

6/26: Mothlight – Asheville, NC

6/27: Tin Roof – Charleston, SC

6/28: The Jinx – Savannah, GA

6/29: Liberty Bar – Tallahassee, FL

6/30: Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL

7/2: Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL

7/3: Crowbar – Tampa, FL

7/4: Will Call – Miami, FL

7/5: The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL

7/7: Nobby’s – St. Augustine, FL

8/2: Burger-a-Go-Go – Los Angeles, CA

Guitar Wolf released their Beast Vibrator LP earlier this year and now the Japanese garage greats are getting ready to bring those tracks and more to stages across North America for their “Tour Magma.”

You can see all the tour details down below.

9/27 Nashville, TN – Exit/In *
?9/29 New York, NY – Santos Party House *
?9/30 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa *
?10/1 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar *
?10/3 Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club *
?10/4 Chicago, IL – Subterranean *
?10/5 Lincoln, NE – Knickerbockers *
?10/6 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre *
?10/8 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey *
?10/9 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre *
?10/10 Portland, OR – Dante’s *
?10/12 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill *
?10/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite *
?10/14 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *
?10/16 Austin, TX – Red 7 *
?10/17 Houston, TX – Walter’s *
?10/18 New Orleans, LA – Siberia *
?10/19 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn *
?10/20 Memphis, TN – HiTone Cafe *

* with the Coathangers