Micah P. Hinson – The Sleep of the Damned (2018)

“Micah P. Hinson is an old fashioned trouble man who fell prey to drugs and loose women, winding up homeless, destitute and incarcerated by the time most of his peers were filling out college applications. Music was his savior, and since his 2003 debut, he s pieced together a life for himself in his sleepy hometown of Abilene, TX. Recorded in 24 hours somewhere in east Texas, the new album is the follow up to last year’s universally~lauded, Micah P. Hinson Presents the Holy Strangers.” Source

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Joan Shelley, Elsa Hansen Oldham & Nathan Salsburg – If You Ever Get to Houston (2018)

“The result is Hummingbirds & Helicopters Vol 1: A Benefit for South Texas, a beautifully curated homage to the musical culture and history of the Gulf Coast region. The album’s 11 tracks include Holland’s atmospheric, emotionally potent cover of Randy Newman’s “Louisiana 1927” (featuring Thor and Friends), a warm interpretation of Mickey Newbury’s “If You Ever Get to Houston” led by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Dean Ween’s cover of “Galveston” by Jimmy Webb (popularized by Glen Campbell), and Big Thief’s beautifully sparse version of Twain’s “High Tide”…Album proceeds will be donated to the UN award-winning Schoolbox Project, a 501c3 non-profit that provides trauma-informed care for children rendered homeless or without access to education due to the deluge. As the Schoolbox Project’s work in Texas will soon wind down, additional funds raised will support continuing relief work in the hurricane-affected areas of the Gulf and Caribbean, including Puerto Rico. “I wanted to produce an album that would both give respect to the powerful musical culture of the gulf coast, and literally support some of the hardest-hit populations in the area,” says Holland.” Source

Buxton – This Place Reminds Me Of You (2018)

“As far as a sound goes, the music on Stay Out Late is definitely Buxton, but the instrumentation and arrangements are vastly different from their typical two or three guitar sound from the past. The band employed producer Thom Monahan again, and went to Sonic Ranch to start work on the record that shows growth and better compositions than their previous albums. “There was the idea that Sergio had these demos, and there were components about the songs that we liked, but also figuring out how to make them Buxton songs and make it a full band record. So it became, finding what you like about a song, then replicating it with the full band sound. Thom has this thing where you play him a song and he says, ‘well, that needs to be faster,’ and he has no problem telling you what you need to hear when you’re making a record,” says Wise.” Source

Geir Sundstøl – Waterloo (2018)

This is the last track on the album Brødløs (05.10.2018) – hubromusic.com

Sanskriti Shrestha: tablas
Mats Eilertsen: upright bass
Erland Dahlen: drums and percussion
David Wallumrød: keyboards
Nils Petter Molvær: trumpet
Geir Sundstøl: National guitar and Shankar Shankar guitar
Recorded at Studio Intim and mixed by Bård Ingebrigtsen at Amper Tone.

Marissa Nadler – Blue Vapor (2018)

“The eighth album from Marissa Nadler, For My Crimes, is the sound of turmoil giving way to truth. The songs stare down the dark realization that love may not be enough to keep two people together through distance and differing needs. By asking these difficult questions about her relationships, Nadler has found a stronger sense of self and a sharper voice as both a songwriter and a vocalist, culminating in her most evocative entry in an already impressive discography. The album is set for release on September 28, via Bella Union and Sacred Bones.” Bandcamp

Bonus song: Marissa Nadler plays Fleetwood Mac and she does it brilliantly!

Thus Owls – Future/Past (2018)

“Montreal by way of Sweden art rock ensemble Thus Owls drastically up the stakes on their fourth full-length. The Mountain That We Live Upon capitalizes on the creative momentum of their previous EP to catapult them to a new level of sonic distinction. Every element of their songcraft has been honed to serve the band’s increasingly unique vision on this release.
While Portishead still echoes as a favourable touchstone, Mountain carves out a path deeper into the progressive psychedelic territory of Pink Floyd and the Savage Rose, marrying superb musicianship and bold experimentation with transcendentally memorable melodicism.” Source

Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton & Lee Ann Womack – Gotta Serve Somebody (2018)

“The terrific must-see Muscle Shoals documentary from 2013 kick-started a revival of sorts for the music that emerged, perhaps exploded is more appropriate, from this sleepy Alabama town. That set the stage for a musical follow-up tribute which finds 17 diverse roots acts offering their own interpretations to a variety of songs recorded there.” Source