Mick Harvey & Christopher Richard Barker – Further Down The Line (2018)


“Mick Harvey is best known as a long-time collaborator with Nick Cave and PJ Harvey, but he has also released several solo albums and is a founding member of The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds, The Boys Next Door, and more. Author Christopher Richard Barker, on the other hand, created the character of Bourchier and his poetry while crafting his novel The Melancholy Haunting of Nicholas Parkes, and then approached Harvey for help with arranging the scores. The result is a powerful and moving fictional narrative that captures the horrors of war on using both micro and macro perspectives.”Source

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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

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

decker. – Awake (2018)

“In the simplest terms, decker. is a singer/songwriter based in Sedona, Arizona. A more apt description would be musical mystic. He, himself, describes his sound as “psychedelic desert folk,” drawing inspiration directly from the vortexes of the red rock mountains and canyons where he resides—an area so widely renowned for its cosmic energy that millions of spiritual travelers flock there every year in an attempt to harness its power. With a handful of self-released recordings to his name that have garnered praise from KEXP, Magnet Magazine and No Depression among others, decker. signed with revered independent label Royal Potato Family in 2017 to release a 10-song retrospective entitled ‘Into The Red.’ In 2018, he returns with a full-length collection of new material, ‘Born To Wake Up.’ Where previous albums have leaned darker in mood and content, the latest finds him maturing in his artistic viewpoint, offering glimpses of optimism and light across a range of songs like “Awake,” “Smudge” and “The Matador.” Glide Magazine recently wrote, “decker. is one of the country’s most criminally underrated songwriters.” With the release of ‘Born To Wake Up,’ that should all be changing.”