The last round of releases in April. I've included info and links for the 4/17 releases you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may not have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months ...
16, Deep Cuts From Dark Clouds (Relapse)
Josh Abbott Band, Small Town Family Dream (Pretty Damn Tough)
Ryan Adams, iTunes Session (EMI)
An eight-song set of solo performances by Adams that were recorded at the historic Capitol Studios in Hollywood; includes classics from his 2000 solo debut Heartbreaker, the Whiskeytown era “Houses On The Hill,” songs from his acclaimed new album Ashes & Fire, and a cover of Bob Mould’s “Black Sheets of Rain.”
Anathema, Weather Systems (The End)
Theresa Andersson, Street Parade (Basin Street Records)
The Swedish born, New Orleans-based soul songstress and multi-instrumentalist presents a lush joyful ode to the city she's called home for nearly two decades. Directed by Petter Ringbom and shot during Mardi Gras, the video for "Hold On To Me" (below) features Andersson riding in the parade atop a giant bird float designed by sculptor Jacques Dufforc and renowned puppeteer Arthur Mintz (Fantastic Mr. Fox). She debuted both the album and the float surrounded by a 40-piece band of singers, drummers and horn players as part of the all-female Krewe Of Muses in this year's Mardi Gras parade.
Mickey Avalon, Loaded (Suburban Noize)
The young Hollywood-based underground rapper presents his sophomore record; he performs at Orpheum in Ybor City on Thurs., May 3
Bad Veins, Mess We've Made (Modern Outsider Records)
Brendan Benson, What Kind Of World (Readymade Records)
The musician best known for his time playing with The Raconteurs has been playing music long before he joined up with Jack White, and he plays bass, keys and drums in addition to guitar. This is his fifth solo full-length and first album on his own imprint. Check out the title track after the jump, along with the rest of this week's new releases...