Monday, June 1, 2020

New Music Monthly: June 2020 Releases

Wow, things have gone to hell in a hand basket the last couple of months with this damn coronavirus thing...restaurants and bars have been closed, tours cancelled and clubs shut down, even the major labels' distribution has taken a hit as vinyl-pressing plants have closed with orders sitting on the books and record stores temporarily (or permanently) closed. There's a bunch of great music scheduled for June release, though, so as the country attempts to re-open, there will be new music to help get us through the struggle.

If you're boycotting Amazon and don't have an indie record store close by, may we suggest shopping with our friends at Grimey's Music in Nashville? They have a great selection of vinyl available by mail order, offer quick service, and if you don't see what you want on their website, check out their Discogs shop!
Release dates are probably gonna change and nobody tells me when they do. If you’re interesting in buying an album, just hit the ‘Buy!’ link to get it from’s just that damn easy! Your purchase puts valuable ‘store credit’ in the Reverend’s pocket that he’ll use to buy more music to write about in a never-ending loop of rock ‘n’ roll ecstasy!

Run the Jewels' RTJ4

The Choir - Last Call: Live At the Music Box [two-CD set]    BUY!
Dion - Blues With Friends   BUY!
Dr. John - Ske Dat De Dat: The Spirit of Satch [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
No Age - Goons Be Gone   BUY!
Run the Jewels - RTJ4   BUY!
Sonic Boom - All Things Being Equal   BUY!
Joe Louis Walker - Blues Comin' On   BUY!

Larkin Poe's Self Made Man

Built To Spill - Built To Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston   BUY!
Larkin Poe - Self Made Man   BUY!
Paul Weller - On Sunset  BUY!   

Blues Pills' Holy Moly!

Blues Pills - Holy Moly!   BUY!
Grayson Capps - South Front Street: A Retrospective 1997-2019   BUY!
Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways   BUY!
Shirley Kings - Blues For A King   BUY!
Lamb of God - Lamb of God   BUY!
Brian Wilson &  Van Dyke Parks - Orange Crate Art [25th anniversary reissue]   BUY!
Neil Young - Homegrown (long-lost 1975 LP)   BUY!

Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention's The Mothers 1970

Nick D’Virgilio - Invisible   BUY!
Fanny - Fanny [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
HAIM - Women In Music, Pt. III   BUY!
Will Hoge - Tiny Little Movies   BUY!
Kansas - The Absence of Presence   BUY!
Corb Lund - Agricultural Tragic   BUY!
The Turtles - Battle of the Bands [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
The Turtles - Happy Together [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
The Turtles - It Ain't Me Babe [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
The Turtles - Turtle Soup [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
The Turtles - Wooden Head [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
The Turtles - You Baby [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention - The Mothers 1970 [4-CD box set]    BUY!

Dion's Blues With Friends

Album of the Month: There's a lot of great music that might be coming out this month (the jury's still out on the label's ability to distribute new product), but if I were to choose one of the month's albums to crow about, it would be rock 'n' roll legend Dion's Blues With Friends. Recorded with a veritable "who's who' of blues and rock legends like Joe Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons, Sonny Landreth, Bruce Springsteen & Little Steve, Joe Louis Walker, and more this promises to be one of the better blues discs of 2020...

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